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Author Seeley, Karen M

Title Therapy After Terror : 9/11, Psychotherapists, and Mental Health
Published Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (254 pages)
Summary Therapy After Terror examines the 2001 World Trade Center attack from the perspectives of New York City mental health professionals who treated the psychologically wounded following the attack. Therapists discuss the attack's effects on their patients, its personal and professional consequences for them, and the ways it challenged fundamental aspects of clinical theory and practice. The book describes crisis mental health services that were established after the attack, as well as longer-term treatments. It also examines notions of trauma, diagnostic procedures, and the politics of psychological treatment. Seeley uses her unique interdisciplinary background as she provides a detailed study of the post-9/11 mental health crisis, including depictions of the restricted 'hot spots' such as the Lexington Avenue Armory, Family Assistance Centers, and Respite Centers at Ground Zero, where mental health workers delivered aid.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 Trauma Histories; Chapter 2 Volunteers for America; Chapter 3 "Get Me Counselors!"; Chapter 4 The Psychological Treatment of Trauma; Chapter 5 The Trauma of Psychological Treatment; Chapter 6 Diagnosing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Chapter 7 Trauma as Metaphor; Chapter 8 Mental Health in Traumatic Times; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Summary An illuminating study of the consequences of 9/11 and the costs of providing psychological care
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-232) and index
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Subject Crisis intervention (Mental health services) -- New York (State) -- New York
Disaster victims -- Rehabilitation -- New York (State) -- New York
Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Treatment -- New York (State) -- New York
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Psychological aspects
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780511478802