For Helpers / Professionals

Resources for Professionals

In addition to the articles listed below, there are a number of places on the Sidran website that provide resources for professionals. Click on the following links to take you to the resources you need:

Do you need to refer your client to a trauma-specialized treatment provider?

Do you want to be listed as a trauma-specialized treatment provider in our database?

Is your agency looking for professional training on topics relating to traumatic stress?

Do you need assessment tools for screening clients?

Are you looking for books or DVDs for yourself as a professional or to recommend to or use with your clients?

Are you doing a literature search on a specific topic?


Articles, Fact Sheets, Brochures. Click on any of the articles below to read a full version.

What Is Psychological Trauma
By Esther Giller

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
By Sidran Institute

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fact Sheet

By PTSD Alliance

What Is a Dissociative Disorder?
By Sidran Institute

Understanding Integration as a Natural Part of Trauma Recovery
By Rachel Downing, L.C.S.W.-C.

What Are Traumatic Memories?

By Sidran Institute

Rights and Responsibilities in Psychotherapy

by Laura S. Brown, Ph.D. ABPP

Retraumatizing the Victim
By Ann Jennings, Ph.D.

Helper’s Power to Heal (PDF)
Reprint from Stamm, B.H., Varra, E.M., Pearlman, L.A., & Giller, E. (2002) The Helper’s Power to Heal and to Be Hurt—Or Helped—By Trying. Washington, DC: Register Report: A Publication of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

PTSD and Holidays- PDF
by Patience Mason – Patience Press

Parents as Partners in the Treatment of Dissociative Children
By Frances S. Waters, M.S.W.

When a Terrorist Act Occurs
By Ceridian Corporation

Position Statement on Services and Supports to Trauma Survivors

By the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

About Medications for Combat PTSD

By Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D.

Clincians Guide to Medications  by Matt Jeffreys, M.D.

FDA Advisory Statement on PTSD
By Esther Giller and Elizabeth Vermilyea

Excerpt from Unspeakable Truths and Happy Endings
By Rebecca Coffey

No Escape from Philosophy in Trauma Treatment

By Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D.

Exposure To A Traumatic Event Does Not Automatically Put A Person On A Path To Develop PTSD: The Importance of Protective Factors To Promote Resiliency.
by Carl C. Bell, M.D.

False Reports by Children – PDF
by The Leadership Council

Hope for Recovery from PTSD – Video
by PTSD Alliance – Please Note: Involves dramatizations of individuals briefly describing interpersonal traumas, which may be upsetting for some individuals.

Podcasts and webcasts from Gift From Within 
Gift from Within is an international nonprofit organization for survivors of trauma and victimization.