Traumatic Stress and Long-Term Recovery

Coping with Disasters and Other Negative Life Events

  • Katie E. Cherry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Traumatic Experiences: On Events that Change Lives

  3. Consequences of Trauma Exposure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Jennifer N. Morey, Suzanne C. Segerstrom
      Pages 151-176
    3. Edward E. Waldrep, Charles C. Benight
      Pages 195-209
    4. Keri L. Kytola, Katie E. Cherry, Loren D. Marks, Trevan G. Hatch
      Pages 211-229
    5. Trevan G. Hatch, Katie E. Cherry, Keri L. Kytola, Yaxin Lu, Loren D. Marks
      Pages 231-245
  4. Healing after Trauma: Resilience and Long-Term Recovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Laura A. King, Gerald L. Mitchell
      Pages 309-325
    3. Katie E. Cherry, Loren D. Marks, Rachel Adamek, Bethany A. Lyon
      Pages 327-348
    4. Anna R. Harper, Kenneth I. Pargament
      Pages 349-367
    5. Loren D. Marks, Yaxin Lu, Katie E. Cherry, Trevan G. Hatch
      Pages 369-387
    6. Trevan G. Hatch, Katie E. Cherry, Yaxin Lu, Loren D. Marks
      Pages 389-402
    7. M. Katherine Shear, Susan Delaney
      Pages 403-418
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 431-443

About this book


This evidence-rich collection takes on the broad diversity of traumatic stress, in both its causes and outcomes, as well as the wide variety of resources available for recovery. Its accessible coverage shows varied presentations of post-traumatic stress affected by individual, family, and group contexts, including age, previous trauma exposure, and presence or lack of social resources, as well as long-term psychological, physical, and social consequences. Contributors focus on a range of traumatic experiences, from environmental disasters (wildfires, Hurricane Katrina) to the Holocaust, from ambiguous loss to war captivity. And the book's final section, "Healing after Trauma," spotlights resilience, forgiveness, religion, and spirituality, using concepts from positive psychology.

Included among the topics:

  • The Great East Japan earthquake: tsunami and nuclear disaster.
  • Posttraumatic stress in the aftermath of mass shootings.
  • Psychosocial consequences: appraisal, adaptation, and bereavement after trauma.
  • Loss, chaos, survival and despair: the storm after the storms.
  • Aging with trauma across the lifetime and experiencing trauma in old age.
  • On bereavement and grief: a therapeutic approach to healing.  

Psychologists, social workers, researchers studying trauma and resilience, and mental health professionals across disciplines will welcome Traumatic Stress and Long-Term Recovery as a profound source of insight into stress and loss, coping and healing.


Acute Stress Responses Community Resilience Coping after Natural Disasters Cumulative Adversity Effects of War Captivity Healing after Traumatic Events Long-term Effects of Disasters Long-term Recovery after a Traumatic Event PTSD Research PTSD after Mass Shootings Post-traumatic Growth Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Resilience Research

Editors and affiliations

  • Katie E. Cherry
    • 1
  1. 1.Louisiana State University Dept. PsychologyBaton RougeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18865-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18866-9
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