ABSTRACT

Trauma practitioners and educators: are you ready to meet the challenges of the aftermath of terrorist attacks?Trauma Practice in the Wake of September 11, 2001 will show you how frontline trauma practitioners responded to the crisis of the terrorist attacks. In keeping with Haworth’s mission to provide practitioners and educators with timely information on the assessment and treatment of trauma, this essential book responds to the traumatic impact of the events of September 11th, 2001 and their implications for trauma practice. In Trauma Practice in the Wake of September 11, 2001, you’ll hear from the leaders of the Green Cross--one of the most prominent organizations providing psychological disaster response services--on their experience in the World Trade Center disaster, and read about the treatment of a client who was in the first WTC bombing in 1993. You'll also find revealing interviews with an Israeli psychologist and a Palestinian psychiatrist who focus on the impact of terrorism on their citizens. Trauma Practice in the Wake of September 11, 2001 is your key to state-of-the-art information on:

  • the psychology of terrorism
  • the traumatic impact of terrorism on those directly affected
  • the traumatic impact of terrorism on the general population
  • ways to help children, adolescents, and adults cope with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on America
  • how to deal with “compassion fatigue” (emotional depletion among helping professionals working with traumatized populations)
  • traumatologists’response to rescue workers and victims in New York City
The catastrophic events of September 11th have and will continue to raise special challenges for those of us in the field of trauma practice. By publishing this book and the ones to follow, we hope to assist trauma practitioners and educators in effectively meeting these continuing challenges.

chapter |11 pages

Trauma Practice in the Wake of September 11, 2001

Challenges and Opportunities
BySteven N. Gold, Jan Faust

chapter |24 pages

Tuesday Morning September 11, 2001

The Green Cross Projects' Role as a Case Study in Community-Based Traumatology Services
ByCharles R. Figley, Kathleen Regan Figley, James Norman

chapter |25 pages

Compassion Fatigue

A Crucible of Transformation
ByJ. Eric Gentry

chapter |19 pages

September 11 and Its Impact on People Around the Globe

ByLenore Meldrum

chapter |18 pages

The Psychology of the Terrorist

An Interview with Jerrold M. Post
ByJerrold M. Post, Steven N. Gold

chapter |24 pages

The Impact of Terrorism on Children

Considerations for a New Era
ByRobin H. Gurwitch, Betty Pfefferbaum, Michael J. T. Leftwich

chapter |8 pages

The Impact of Terrorism on Palestinians in Israel

An Interview with Eyad El-Sarraj
ByEyad El-Sarraj, Lenore Meldrum

chapter |22 pages

The Impact of Terrorism on Jews in Israel

An Interview with Ofra Ayalon
ByOfra Ayalon, Frances S. Waters

chapter |11 pages

Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD in a Survivor of the World Trade Center Bombing

A Case Study
ByJoAnn Difede, David Eskra