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Psychosocial Stress Series

Series Editor: Charles R. Figley

The Psychosocial Stress Series includes books that make a contribution to understanding the role of psychosocial stress as a context for causing and absorbing stress.

Psychosocial stress is broadly viewed to include interpersonal, social, familial, societal, social psychological, and sociological factors that are causes or consequences of stress. Stress is viewed as a demand for action not only on the part of the person, but in relation to others.

The first book in the Series, the classic Stress Disorders among Vietnam Veterans: Theory, Research, and Treatment, for example, not only discussed the individual war veterans' mental disorders, but also in relation to family, friends, and fellow veterans.

Future books in the Series continue the tradition of groundbreaking theory, research, assessment, treatment, and policy books that contribute to the various fields of study, and will include books that make contributions to history, positive psychology, personality, fear studies, and clinical innovation.

New and Published Books

11-20 of 36 results in Psychosocial Stress Series
  1. Healing War Trauma

    A Handbook of Creative Approaches

    Edited by Raymond Monsour Scurfield, Katherine Theresa Platoni

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Healing War Trauma details a broad range of exciting approaches for healing from the trauma of war. The techniques described in each chapter are designed to complement and supplement cognitive-behavioral treatment protocols—and, ultimately, to help clinicians transcend the limits of those protocols...

    Published November 26th 2012 by Routledge

  2. War Trauma and Its Wake

    Expanding the Circle of Healing

    Edited by Raymond Monsour Scurfield, Katherine Theresa Platoni

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Decades after Charles Figley’s landmark Trauma and Its Wake was published, our understanding of trauma has grown and deepened, but we still face considerable challenges when treating trauma survivors. This is especially the case for professionals who work with veterans and active-duty military...

    Published August 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Compassion Fatigue Workbook

    Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization

    By Françoise Mathieu

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    The Compassion Fatigue Workbook is a lifeline for any helping professional facing the physical and emotional exhaustion that can shadow work in the helping professions. Since 2001 the activities in this Workbook have helped thousands of helpers in the fields of healthcare, community mental health,...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge

  4. School Rampage Shootings and Other Youth Disturbances

    Early Preventative Interventions

    Edited by Kathleen Nader

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Together, School Rampage Shootings and Other Youth Disturbances and its accompanying CD provide a complete toolkit for using early preventative interventions with elementary-school age children. In ten thoughtful, clearly written chapters, both new and experienced practitioners will find a wealth...

    Published December 11th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Transcending Trauma

    Survival, Resilience, and Clinical Implications in Survivor Families

    By Bea Hollander-Goldfein, Nancy Isserman, Jennifer Goldenberg

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Based on twenty years of intense qualitative research, Transcending Trauma presents an integrated model of coping and adaptation after trauma that incorporates the best of recent work in the field with the expanded insights offered by Holocaust survivors. In the book’s vignettes and interview...

    Published November 1st 2011 by Routledge

  6. Families Under Fire

    Systemic Therapy With Military Families

    Edited by R. Blaine Everson, Charles R. Figley

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    As provider networks on military bases are overwhelmed with new cases, civilian clinicians are increasingly likely to treat military families. However, these clinicians do not receive the same military mental-healthcare training as providers on military installations, adding strain to clinicians’...

    Published September 9th 2010 by Routledge

  7. When the Past Is Always Present

    Emotional Traumatization, Causes, and Cures

    By Ronald A. Ruden

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    When the Past Is Always Present: Emotional Traumatization, Causes, and Cures introduces several new ideas about trauma and trauma treatment. The first of these is that another way to treat disorders arising from the mind/brain may be to use the senses. This idea, which is at the core of...

    Published August 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  8. Understanding and Assessing Trauma in Children and Adolescents

    Measures, Methods, and Youth in Context

    By Kathleen Nader

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    In this volume, Kathleen Nader has compiled an articulate and comprehensive guide to the complex process of assessment in youth and adolescent trauma. There are many issues that are important to evaluating children and adolescents, and it is increasingly clear that reliance on just one type of...

    Published September 25th 2007 by Routledge

  9. MindBody Medicine

    Foundations and Practical Applications

    By Leo W. Rotan, Veronika Ospina-Kammerer

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    MindBody Medicine encapsulates a variety of interventions designed to change, strengthen, or enhance a patient’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to promote improved health and wellness. There has been a growing trend among professionals in the health care fields to better understand the...

    Published December 6th 2006 by Routledge

  10. Combat Stress Injury

    Theory, Research, and Management

    Edited by Charles R. Figley, William P. Nash

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Combat Stress Injury represents a definitive collection of the most current theory, research, and practice in the area of combat and operational stress management, edited by two experts in the field. In this book, Charles Figley and Bill Nash have assembled a wide-ranging group of authors (military...

    Published December 3rd 2006 by Routledge