Journal of Traumatic Stress

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 545–555

Trauma reactivation assessment and treatment: Integrative case examples

  • Bruce Hiley-Young

DOI: 10.1007/BF00979223

Cite this article as:
Hiley-Young, B. J Trauma Stress (1992) 5: 545. doi:10.1007/BF00979223


A framework for differentiating between subtypes of trauma reactivation is presented as a guide to client-treatment matching. Case examples are given to illustrate uncomplicated reactivation, complicated reactivation, and respective treatment implications. The rationale for utilizing a psychoeducational approach for treatment of uncomplicated reactivation and a psychodynamic approach for treatment of complicated reactivation is presented. Treatment implication for short-term disaster counseling services are discussed.

Key words

traumatic reactivation PTSD treatment integrative treatment model disaster services 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Hiley-Young
    • 1
  1. 1.National Center for PTSD, Veterans Administration Medical CenterPalo Alto

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