Author(s): Libbi Palmer
Most children are exposed to a traumatic event by age sixteen, and while some may recover from the shock, many others struggle with the lingering flashbacks, hypervigilance, and insomnia that are associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The PTSD Workbook for Teens is the first workbook for teens with PTSD and trauma-related difficulties. It incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), an approach that it proven to help teens work through their symptoms and make progress in overcoming them. Each worksheet and activity encourages teen readers to re-establish a sense of safety, manage their thoughts and feelings appropriately, remember and mourn their traumatic experience, and reconnect with a positive sense of self.
Written by a psychologist specializing in trauma with over twenty years of experience, this workbook will help thousands of teens take back their lives from traumatic memories and PTSD-related symptoms.
"Palmer has provided teens with a terrific resource to understand, process, and heal from trauma. The book is quite comprehensive but easy to use, and gives teens the power to choose at what level they want to work through their issues. These are techniques that really work to help teens move on from bad experiences and feel better." --Carrie Merscham, PsyD, psychologist and author of the blog selfhelponthego.com
Libbi Palmer, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in the Denver, CO, area. She specializes in working with victims of crimes and other trauma. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Colorado, where she teaches a course about recovery from disaster and trauma.