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"Working with Complexity in PTSD: A Cognitive Therapy Approach" comes out today

An exciting new book, Working with Complexity in PTSD: A Cognitive Therapy Approach, authored by Hannah Murray (Research Clinical Psychology in EP) and Sharif El-Leithy (clinical psychologist), has recently been published by Routledge. It is an accessible, evidence-based book that provides readers with a practical framework to understand, formulate, and treat PTSD using the cognitive model while creatively adapting for complexity. Written by clinicians for clinicians, the book synthesises the latest research into a practical treatment manual to help readers overcome obstacles in PTSD treatment and ‘supercharge’ their therapy skills.

Cognitive therapy for PTSD is a highly effective treatment, but aspects of clinical complexity can complicate treatment and limit its effectiveness. Trauma memories themselves can be complex, the associated meanings can resist change and people may struggle to engage with them without feeling overwhelmed. Problems that commonly arise alongside PTSD add to clinical complexity, such as comorbid psychological or physical disorders, social problems, and ongoing risks. Bringing together the science and art of therapy, this book demonstrates how to approach these issues by holding firm to the principles of CBT, whilst flexing and creatively adapting techniques for each unique circumstance. Rich case studies, top tips, and frequently asked questions are used throughout to demonstrate the approach.

Hannah Murray said, "We are so excited and proud to see our words and ideas in print in our first book! It is written for  clinicians working with clinically complex cases of PTSD and aims to provide evidence-based, practical guidance to help therapist overcome treatment obstacles and supercharge their therapy skills."




Find out more and buy the book at Routledge