Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been associated with difficulties in functioning across a number of areas, including work, education, intimate relationships, parenting, family, friendships and socializing, and self-care. This article is meant to provide clinicians with recommendations for the assessment of these types of difficulties in functioning associated with PTSD and other stress-related disorders. We provide specific recommendations on how clinicians should obtain and organize information from interviews, selfreport questionnaires, and, when possible, reports from other individuals who are close to the client (for example, the client–s spouse) to aid designing a comprehensive treatment plan for each client to better serve the needs of veterans and Active Duty personnel.
Volume 49 Number 5, 2012
Pages 649 — 666
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