18. Charting a Course to New Beginnings: Decoding Signals of Persistent Traumatic Stress Reactions in a Shipwreck Survivor

  1. George W. Burns
  1. Roderick J. Ørner

Published Online: 9 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269664.ch18

Happiness, Healing, Enhancement: Your Casebook Collection for Applying Positive Psychology in Therapy

Happiness, Healing, Enhancement: Your Casebook Collection for Applying Positive Psychology in Therapy

How to Cite

Ørner, R. J. (2009) Charting a Course to New Beginnings: Decoding Signals of Persistent Traumatic Stress Reactions in a Shipwreck Survivor, in Happiness, Healing, Enhancement: Your Casebook Collection for Applying Positive Psychology in Therapy (ed G. W. Burns), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118269664.ch18

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470291153

Online ISBN: 9781118269664

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Keywords:

  • traumatic stress reactions;
  • acute symptoms;
  • positive psychotherapy;
  • response mechanisms;
  • trauma reactions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Cry for Help Prompts Immediate Assistance

  • Initial Impressions at Interview

  • Explaining Signal Function, Coding, and Decoding

  • Signal Functions of Early Reexperiencing Exemplified

  • Breaking Away from Orthodoxies

  • Construing Reactions Evoked by Trauma as Adaptive Signals

  • Decoding Enduring Reactions for the Longer Term

  • Positive Psychotherapy and Enduring Reactions

  • Decoding Adaptive Signals in Long-Term Therapy

  • Having Charted a Course to New Beginnings