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Stepping Out of Line : Constructions of Trauma in The UK Military.

Gilbert, Jane. (2013) Stepping Out of Line : Constructions of Trauma in The UK Military. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

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Abstract

The concept of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) (Courtois & Ford, 2009) or Disorder of Extreme Stress Not Otherwise Specified (DESNOS) is one that has attracted debate and controversy. Is it a separate entity from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), already in DSM IV? (American Psychiatric Association, 2000; Courtois, 2008; Ford, Courtois, Steele, van der Hart & Nijenhuis, 2005; Korn & Leeds, 2002;). Perhaps as a result of this diagnostic difficulty, attempts to establish effective treatment approaches have been scant. This is surprising considering the amount of people with CPTSD-symptoms within psychiatric populations (Courtois, 2008). A consensus of research suggests that CPTSD exists as a separate diagnostic entity to PTSD and that treatment is best attempted through a transtheoretical approach which uses empirically-supported protocol-based treatments within the wider context of a three-phase meta-model. This involves a focus on the client achieving emotional self-regulation skills and a secure attachment within the therapeutic relationship before more specific trauma-focused work is attempted (Courtois, 2008; Korn & Leeds, 2002; Pearlman & Courtois, 2005; Resick, Pallavi & Griffin, 2003).

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors : Gilbert, Jane.
Date : 2013
Additional Information : Thesis (Psych.D.)--University of Surrey (United Kingdom), 2013.
Depositing User : EPrints Services
Date Deposited : 24 Apr 2020 15:26
Last Modified : 24 Apr 2020 15:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/855216

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