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Assessing experiences and responses of crime victims

Assessing experiences and responses of crime victims This paper reviews strategies and methods for assessing crime victims with an emphasis on assessments for clinical purposes. In terms of outcomes, this paper primarily focuses on assessing posttraumatic symptoms of PTSD, dissociation, and traumatic grief as these are all quite disabling and may be mediators of other responses. Additional topics reviewed include reasons to assess experiences and responses of crime victims, issues to bear in mind when conducting assessments for different purposes, considerations for use of various sources of information about a client, characteristics of measures and of clinents to take into account when selecting measures, recommended domains of experiences and symptoms to assess, and suggestions about the process of administering measures and conducting therapeutic assessments. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Traumatic Stress Wiley

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
ISSN
0894-9867
eISSN
1573-6598
DOI
10.1023/A:1022843122227
pmid
12699201
Publisher site
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Abstract

This paper reviews strategies and methods for assessing crime victims with an emphasis on assessments for clinical purposes. In terms of outcomes, this paper primarily focuses on assessing posttraumatic symptoms of PTSD, dissociation, and traumatic grief as these are all quite disabling and may be mediators of other responses. Additional topics reviewed include reasons to assess experiences and responses of crime victims, issues to bear in mind when conducting assessments for different purposes, considerations for use of various sources of information about a client, characteristics of measures and of clinents to take into account when selecting measures, recommended domains of experiences and symptoms to assess, and suggestions about the process of administering measures and conducting therapeutic assessments.

Journal

Journal of Traumatic StressWiley

Published: Apr 1, 2003

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