Treating Post-Trauma Nightmares

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Treating Post-Trauma Nightmares

SKU# 9780826102898

A Cognitive Behavioral Approach

Author: Joanne L. Davis PhD


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This book will be a valuable resource for those conducting research focused on trauma- related sleep disturbances and nightmares, and for clinicians working with clients with these problems."
--Heidi S. Resnick, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina

Extremely thoughtful and comprehensive....Dr. Davis does a superb job of providing clear, evidence-based treatment with many helpful case examples included. It is a must read for any therapist who treats patients with PTSD."
--Sherry A. Falsetti, PhD, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Treating Post-Trauma Nightmares presents the only interdisciplinary treatment that brings together literature, theory, and techniques from sleep medicine and psychological perspectives: Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy (ERRT).

This groundbreaking treatment specifically targets chronic nightmares experienced by trauma-exposed persons. An empirically based book, Treating Post-Trauma Nightmares discusses the nature and characteristics of trauma-related nightmares, and serves as a guide to clinicians treating patients with PTSD or other trauma- and sleep-related disorders. Davis explores and outlines the treatment process, step-by-step, for those interested in the utilization and evaluation of ERRT.
Key Features:

  • Delineates important assessment considerations, providing guidance in the assessment of traumatic events and differential diagnosis of sleep events
  • Includes a section on treatment considerations, addressing potential difficulties therapists or clients may encounter, and provides suggestions for handling these situations
  • Features a complete participant manual that summarizes all components of the treatments explained in the book

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 27, 2008
  • Page Count 312
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102898
  • EISBN 9780826103208

Table of Contents 

Chapter 1: Overview of Trauma and Trauma-Related Nightmares
Chapter 2: Assessment of Trauma, Nightmares, and Sleep Problems
Chapter 3: Introduction to Exposure, Relaxation, & Rescripting Treatment [ERRT] for Trauma-Related Nightmares
Chapter 4: Session 1
Chapter 5: Session 2
Chapter 6: Session 3
Chapter 7: Treatment Considerations
Chapter 8: Results of ERRT