TRAUMA AND PTSD
Professor Edelmann has had a clinical interest in trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for the past 30 years. He has worked with a number of specialist uniformed professional groups providing crisis management and trauma counselling. He also provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for clients involved in traumatic accidents and referred via solicitors, insurers and therapy agencies.
He has regularly spoken at conferences for the legal profession on the topic “predictors of psychological distress in relation to PTSD”.
Professor Edelmann has prepared medico-legal reports for both Claimant and Defendant firms in personal injury cases where the question of PTSD is a central issue. Cases range from single road traffic accidents to major incidents. As well as assessing claimants he has undertaken numerous documentary reviews in relation to personal injury claims.
Examples of publications of relevance include:
Edelmann, E. J. (2007). What is the psychologist’s role in the assessment of chronic pain and post traumatic stress disorder. Your Witness, Spring 2007, 39-40.
Edelmann, R. J. (2007). Posttraumatic stress disorder. Over diagnosed? X-Pro News, April 2007.
Edelmann, R.J. (2006). A comment on the (over) diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Personal Injury Brief Update (22nd November).