Books for Professionals

Children and Traumatic Stress: Understanding and Treating Ptsd in Children by William Yule

Self Injury: Psychotherapy With People Who Engage in Self-Inflicted Violence - Robin Connors

Brave Bart - A Story For Grieving & Traumatized Children - Caroline Sheppard
Published by The Institute for Trauma & Loss in Children, Brave Bart is a kitty who had something bad, sad and scary happen to him. Helping Hannah, a neighborhood cat, helps Bart overcome his fears and become a survivor.

Dissociation in Children and Adolescents : A Developmental Approach - Frank W. Putnam
This beautifully written volume addresses the very core of how children and adolescents organize traumatic experiences: by dissociating. The rich mixture of empirical data and clinical observations makes this the indispensable tool for any clinician or researcher who cares to understand why these children behave the ways they do, and which treatments are effective in alleviating both their own suffering and the pain they often inflict on others.
From amnesia, intrusive memories, and depersonalization, to auditory hallucinations, trance-like states, and disturbances in identity, the symptoms of pathological dissociation are among the most devastating effects of childhood maltreatment. How can childhood-onset dissociative disorders best be understood? What is the role of dissociation in the variety of psychiatric problems resulting from abuse? And how can therapists most effectively intervene with dissociative children and adolescents? Drawing upon a vast body of data and theory, this important volume provides a comprehensive developmental approach to understanding, diagnosing, and treating this challenging clinical population. Clearly organized and filled with valuable insights for clinicians and students, the book describes an array of diagnostic and treatment techniques and includes reproducible copies of three validated dissociation scales.
Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

The Juvenile Sex Offender - by Howard E. Barbaree (Editor), William L. Marshall (Editor), Stephen M. Hudson (Editor)
While there has been an extraordinary amount of published research and theory on sexual assault by adult male offenders, little has been written about the juvenile or adolescent offender. Filling a gap in the literature, this comprehensive volume provides a detailed examination of the juvenile offender and what is known about the development of sexually assaultive behavior. Written by leading researchers, chapters first define terms and concepts and outline the empirical, professional, and legal issues relevant to treatment of the juvenile sex offender.

Dsm-IV: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - $59.95
Booknews, Inc. , 08/01/94
The product of a Task Force and 13 Work Groups of the American Psychiatric Association, DSM-IV represents the first complete change in DSM in 13 years. In addition to increased clarity, specificity, and clinical utility, it features increased emphasis on the influence of culture and ethnicity on psychiatric assessment and diagnosis; increased emphasis on the role of substance use and general medical conditions in the development of psychiatric disorders; and increased emphasis on how development across the life span influences the presentation and assessment of psychiatric disorders. Paper edition (062-9), $45.00. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Dsm-IV Casebook : A Learning Companion to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Booknews, Inc. , 08/01/94
A collection of case accounts of real patients, edited to focus on information relevant to differential diagnosis. Each case is followed by a discussion of the differential diagnosis, made according to the diagnostic criteria in DSM-IV. The discussions include important diagnostic considerations, such as the rationale for making each particular diagnosis, other disorders to be considered in formulating each diagnosis, and, in some cases, recognition of diagnostic uncertainty because of inadequate information, ambiguity in the clinical features, or problems in the classification itself. Paper edition (675-9), $29.25. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. --This text refers to the hardcover edition of this title

Diagnostic Criteria from Dsm-IV - John S. McIntyre
The Quick Reference to Diagnostic Criteria from DSM IV includes all the diagnostic information from the DSM IV in a convenient, easy-to-use paperback format.

Dsm-IV Made Easy : The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis - James Morrison
Booknews, Inc. , 06/01/95
Simplifies and interprets the latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) and teaches professionals and clinicians how to apply the new criteria to patients. Explains how to derive a complete five-axis diagnosis, and covers diagnostic processes for each DSM-IV category, emphasizing key traits and factors and using case vignettes and evaluations. Includes chapter guides outlining every diagnosis, cross-references to disorders with similar symptoms, tips highlighting diagnostic information, and coding notes. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

A Primer on the Complexities of Traumatic Memory of Childhood Sexual Abuse : A Psychological Approach
Fay H. Knopp, Anna Benson

Remedial Intervention in Adolescent Sex Offences : Nine Program Descriptions - Fay H. Knopp

Domestic Violence in America
V. Michael McKenzie
Chester M. Pierce, M.D., Sc.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
"Domestic Violence in America is a practical, informative, comprehensive and easy to read synthesis of what is known about and how to approach one of the searing problems of our time."

Interviewer's Guide to the Structured Clinical Interview for Dsm-IV Dissociative Disorders (Scid-D)
Marlene Steinberg
A semistructured interview designed to enable a clinically trained interviewer to assess the nature and severity of dissociative symptoms and to diagnose the presence of dissociative disorders. The SCID-D can be used to assess the nature and severity of dissociative symptoms in a variety of Axis I and II psychiatric disorders, including the anxiety disorders, affective disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders. The SCID-D was developed to reduce variability in clinical diagnostic procedures and is designed for use with psychiatric patients as well as with nonpatients (community subjects or research subjects in primary care). Spiral binding. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Sibling Abuse Trauma : Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Children, Families, and Adults (Paper) - John V. Caffaro - Allison Conn-Caffaro - Hardcover - (Press Release)
Judith Alpert, Ph.D. , Professor, New York University , October 12, 1998 stars-5-0.gif (240 bytes)
A welcome and required addition to the literature. Over the last two decades, there has been a proliferation of research and writing on child maltreatment. Debates have ensued over children's memory, suggestibility, and truthfulness. Research has mushroomed on child sexual abuse and child abuse and neglect. There has even been focus on the perpetrator and the non offending parent. One area, however, has almost consistently been ignored: the area of sibling abuse. This book is a welcome and required addition to our developing literature on abuse.

Moral Panic : Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America
Philip Jenkins
It is commonly acknowledged that sexual abuse of children is a grave and pervasive problem and that child molesters are predators who compulsively repeat their crimes and have little hope of cure. Yet as recently as twenty years ago many experts viewed the problem as a far less serious one, declaring that molestation was very rare and that molesters were merely confused individuals unlikely to repeat their offenses. Over the past century, opinion has fluctuated between these radically different perspectives. This timely book traces shifting social responses to adult sexual contacts with children, whether this involves molestation by strangers or incestuous acts by family members. The book explores how and why concern about the sexual offender has fluctuated in North America since the late nineteenth century.