Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)


Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) worksheets for PTSD

Click to download: Behavioural Experiment

Behavioural Experiment Planning Worksheet

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Form for planning and evaluating CBT behavioural experiments
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Click to download: CBT Thought Record Worksheet

Hindsight Bias

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Description of hindsight bias, a memory bias which can be problematic after trauma. Includes patient handouts and key therapist questions
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Hotspot Record

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Useful during enhanced reliving / cognitive restructuring for trauma. Adapted from Grey, Young & Holmes (2002)
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Click to download: Intrusion Diary

Intrusion Diary

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Diary for recording intrusive memories in PTSD
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Narrative Exposure Therapy

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Notes and guidelines for conducting Narrative Exposure Therapy
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PTSD and Memory

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Explanation of two important brain regions in PTSD: the amygdala and hippocampus
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PTSD Linen Cupboard Metaphor

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Illustrated linen cupboard metaphor to explain PTSD treatment rationale to patients
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PTSD Film Projection Metaphor

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A metaphor to help understand origin and treatment of flashbacks in PTSD
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PTSD Formulation - Ehlers & Clark

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A cognitive formulation of PTSD adapted from Ehlers & Clark (2000) cognitive model
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Rewind Technique

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Therapist instructions for an imaginal exposure technique that can be used in the treatment of trauma
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Threat System / Fight or Flight

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Graphical explanation of how the fight or flight system readies the body for action
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Formulation

Understanding PTSD

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A generic formulation diagram to help clients understand how PTSD develops and is maintained
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Assessment / Evaluation

Clinician Administered Disssociative States Scale (Bremner, Mazure, Putnam) PDF Download CADSS from Dr Bremner's website

Childhood Traumatic Events Scale (Pennebaker & Susman, 1988) PDF Download CTES from Dr Pennebaker's website

Trauma Response Checklist PDF Download from whatisptsd.com 

Intervention

Treatments for PTSD include:

 

PTSD self-help booklet from Glasgow STEPS including information about PTSD and self-help interventions PDF Download from GlasgowSTEPS.com

Treatment manual for PTSD PDF Download from CRUfAD.org 

Information

PTSD information for patients PDF Download from ufrgs.br

PTSD patient education document PDF Download from nih.gov

Surviving torture - understanding the nature and purpose of torture PDF Download from cpt.org

Processing trauma: the factory metaphor PDF Download from goodmedicine.org.uk

Explaining the rationale for trauma focused work PDF Download from davidtrickey.com 

Grounding techniques

PTSD is characterised by flashbacks and dissociation. Grounding techniques are essential to help people remain focused and in the present. They can be used to prevent arousal from getting too high during trauma reprocessing.

Grounding Techniques PDF Download from CAMH.net

Grounding Techniques DOC Download from WayneMorsePHD.com

Detaching from emotional pain PDF Download from e-tmf.org

Soothing Activities PDF Downlod from WWU.edu

Light stream grounding technique DOC Download

Progressive muscle relaxation patient handout PDF Download from the Centre for Clinical Interventions (Australia) (0.1 MB)

Calming breathing patient handout PDF Download from the Centre for Clinical Interventions (Australia) (0.1 MB) 

Lectures / Workshops

Using compassionate imagery in shame based flashbacks in PTSD (Deborah Lee) PDF Download from UKPTS.co.uk

Psychological treatment of PTSD (Kitchiner & Hunter) PDF Download from UKPTS.co.uk

Using exposure to treat PTSD: why, when, and how? (Fyvie) PDF Download from UKPTS.co.uk 

Working with refugees

Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law LINK csel.org.uk

Narrative Exposure Therapy

Key papers

Brewin, C. R., Dalgleish, T., Joseph, S. (1996). A dual representation theory of posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychological Review, 103, 670-686 PDF Download from utexas.edu

Ehlers, A., Clark, D. M. (2000). A cognitive model of posttraumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 38, 319-345 PDF Download from utexas.edu Download from academyofct.org

Grey, N., Young, K., & Holmes, E. (2002). Cognitive restructuring within reliving: a treatment for peritraumatic emotional "hotspots" in posttraumatic stress disorder. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 30, 37-56 PDF Download from psychiatry.ox.ac.uk

Herman, J. L. (1992). Complex PTSD: A syndrome in survivors of prolonged and repeated trauma. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 5(3), 377-391 PDF Download from 202.68.89.83

Other papers

Cloitre, Courtois, Ford, et al. (2012). The ISTSS expert consensus treatment guidelines for complex PTSD in Adults. Retrieved from: http://www.istss.org PDF istss.org

Medford, N., Sierra, M., Baker, D., David, A. S. (2005). Understanding and treating depersonalisation disorder. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 11, 92-100 PDF Download from rcpsych.org


 

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