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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.

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21-30 of 36 results in Psychosocial Stress Series
  1. Violent Death

    Resilience and Intervention Beyond the Crisis

    Edited by Edward K. Rynearson

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    This book pulls together a definitive collection of work on the theory and practice of clinical, spiritual, and emotional support after the experience of violent death - counseling beyond the crisis. Over the past decade, there have been countless publications devoted to crisis response, crisis...

    Published October 10th 2006 by Routledge

  2. The Posttraumatic Self

    Restoring Meaning and Wholeness to Personality

    Edited by John P. Wilson

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Filling a gap that exists in most traumatology literature, The Posttraumatic Self provides an optimistic analysis of the aftermath of a traumatic event. This work appreciates the potentially positive effects of trauma and links those effects to the discovery of one's identity, character, and...

    Published December 19th 2005 by Routledge

  3. Mapping Trauma and Its Wake

    Autobiographic Essays by Pioneer Trauma Scholars

    Edited by Charles R. Figley

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Mapping Trauma and Its Wake is a compilation of autobiographic essays by seventeen of the field's pioneers, each of whom has been recognized for his or her contributions by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Each author discusses how he or she first got interested in the field,...

    Published December 15th 2005 by Routledge

  4. Family Stressors

    Interventions for Stress and Trauma

    Edited by Don R. Catherall

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 26th 2004 by Routledge

  5. Disaster Mental Health Services

    A Primer for Practitioners

    By Diane Myers, David Wee

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Disaster mental health is a growing field of practice designed to help victims and relief workers learn to effectively cope with the extreme stresses they will face in the aftermath of a disaster. The goal of disaster mental health is to prevent the development of long-term, negative psychological...

    Published October 26th 2004 by Routledge

  6. Empathy in the Treatment of Trauma and PTSD

    By John P. Wilson, Ph.D., Rhiannon Brywnn Thomas, Ph.D.

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    Empathy in the Treatment of Trauma and PTSD examines how professionals are psychologically impacted by their work with trauma clients. A national research study provides empirical evidence, documenting the struggle for professionals to maintain therapeutic equilibrium and empathic attunement with...

    Published October 7th 2004 by Routledge

  7. The Pain of Helping

    Psychological Injury of Helping Professionals

    By Patrick J. Morrissette

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    The purpose of The Pain of Helping is to provide a source that identifies, condenses, and consolidates information pertaining to psychological injury. In addition to providing details regarding construct definition, information pertaining to symptomatology, assessment instruments (e.g. structured...

    Published July 26th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Treating Compassion Fatigue

    Edited by Charles R. Figley

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    In recent years, much has occurred in the field of traumatology, including the widening of the audience and the awareness of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). This book from celebrated traumatology pioneer Charles Figley, further clarifies the concept of compassion fatigue through theory,...

    Published June 27th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Compassion Fatigue

    Coping With Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder In Those Who Treat The Traumatized

    By Charles R. Figley

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 30th 1995 by Routledge

  10. Treating Stress In Families.........

    By Charles Figley

    Series: Psychosocial Stress Series

    First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published March 31st 1989 by Routledge