ERIC Number: EJ865717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 53
Violence Survivors with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Treatment by Integrating Existential and Narrative Therapies
Day, Kristen W.
ADULTSPAN Journal, v8 n2 p81-91 Fall 2009
In this article, the author proposes an integration of existential and narrative therapies with current evidence-supported approaches to treating the aforementioned population. First, she briefly defines interpersonal violence, then provides a history and review of the diagnostic criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which frequently results from such crimes. She then addresses cultural influences that could have an impact on diagnosis and treatment, followed by current treatments within the mental health field. Finally, she reviews the essential components of existential and narrative approaches and concludes with a discussion of how a combination of these treatment modalities could be beneficial for counselors in their work with survivors of interpersonal violence.
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Cultural Influences, Therapy, Counseling Techniques, Personal Narratives, Violence, Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Psychotherapy, Empowerment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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