Chapter 10. Post-Traumatic Stress

  1. David A. Crighton Deputy Chief Psychologist visiting Professor Deputy Head Consultant Psychologist past Secretary Treasurer Chief Examiner editorial board member1 and
  2. Graham J. Towl MPhil Chief Psychologist visiting Professor member Head recipient past Chair Treasurer external examiner2

Published Online: 12 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301724.ch10

Psychology in Prisons, Second Edition

Psychology in Prisons, Second Edition

How to Cite

Crighton, D. A. and Towl, G. J. (2008) Post-Traumatic Stress, in Psychology in Prisons, Second Edition, BPS Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301724.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Universities of Aberdeen, London, UK

  2. 2

    Universities of Durham, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160100

Online ISBN: 9781444301724



  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  • phenomenology and epidemiology of trauma;
  • models of post-traumatic responses;
  • psychological ‘scarring’ of severe trauma;
  • evidence-based interventions;
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT);
  • psychosocial interventions;
  • stress management versus waiting list;
  • neurobiological interventions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Phenomenology and Epidemiology of Trauma

  • Models of Post-Traumatic Responses

  • Evidence-Based Interventions

  • Psychosocial Interventions

  • Neurobiological Interventions

  • Summary

  • Notes