Psychological treatments of trauma consequences in mental health
- Ioanna Giannopoulou1
© Giannopoulou; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2009
Published: 22 April 2010
Survivors of different trauma events may present with different severity and length of symptoms. Various theoretical paradigms have been applied to understanding post-traumatic reactions but each model has its advantages and limitations to the extent it explains the post-trauma phenomenology.
This presentation will focus on the integrative model of adjustment following trauma events (i.e. stimulus, appraisal, emotional state, personality, socio-cultural factors and coping strategies) and its implication for clinical practice, with particular reference to various methods of psychological treatment, planning and implementing psychosocial interventions.
Psychological treatments based on CBT models are an integral part of delivering effective therapeutic interventions.
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