Books

I enjoy research and writing books. My first book, Stress Disorders among Vietnam Veterans: Theory, Research, and Treatment, was published in 1978 when I was as assistant professor at Purdue University. It was the first to discuss what would be named post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here is a list of mine, most recent first.

  1. Figley, C. R, Huggard, P. & Charlotte Rees (Eds.) (2013). First Do No Self-Harm: Understanding and Promoting Physician Stress Resilience. New York: Oxford University Press. Review by PsycCRITIQUES.
  2. Russell, M. C. & Figley, C. R. (2013). Practitioner’s Guide to Treating Traumatic Stress Injuries in Military Personnel: An EMDR Practitioner’s Guide. NY: Routledge. Review by Hopeli.it La Grande Libreia Online.
  3. Figley, C. R. & Kiser, L. (2013). Helping Traumatized Families, second edition. NY: Routledge. Early endorsements.
  4. Figley, C. R. (Ed.). (2012). Encyclopedia of Trauma: An Interdisciplinary Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference Publications. Winner of the top awards.
  5. Everson, R. B & Figley, C. R. (Eds.) (2010). Families under Fire: A Handbook for Systemic Therapy with Military Families. NY: Routledge. Reviewed by PsycCRITIQUES in 2012.
  6. Figley, C. R. & Nash, W. P. (Eds.) (2007). Combat Stress Injury: Theory, Research, and Management. New York: Routledge.  Reviewed by GriefNet.
  7. Figley, C. R. & Roop, R. (2006) Compassion Fatigue in the Animal Care Community. Washington, DC: Humane Society Press.
  8. Figley, C. R. (Ed.) (2006). Mapping the Wake of Trauma: Autobiographical Essays by the Pioneers of Trauma Research. NY: Routledge.
  9. Figley, C. R. (Ed.) (2002). Brief Treatments for the Traumatized: Special Project of the Green Cross Foundation. West Port, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing. Review by PsycCRITIQUES, 40:, Aug 2004.
  10. Figley, C. R. (Ed.) (2002). Treating Compassion Fatigue. Philadelphia: Brunner/Rutledge.
  11. Figley, C. R. (Ed.) (1998). The Traumatology of Grieving. Philadelphia: Brunner/Mazel.
  12. Figley, C. R., Bride, B., and Mazza, N. (Eds.) (1997). Death and Trauma. London: Taylor & Francis.
  13. Figley, C. R. (Ed.) (1997). Burnout in Families: The Systemic Costs of Caring. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
  14. Figley, C.R. (Ed.) (1995). Compassion Fatigue: Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorders from Treating the Traumatized. New York: Brunner/Mazel.
  15. Kleber, R., Figley, C. R., & Gersons, B. (Eds.) (1995). Beyond Trauma: Cultural and Societal Dynamics. New York: Plenum Press.
  16. Figley, C.R. (1994). Helping Traumatized Chinese Families (Cantonese Edition). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
  17. Figley, C. R. (Ed.) (1989). Treating Stress in Families.  New York: Brunner/Mazel
  18. Figley, C. R. (Ed.) (1989). Helping Traumatized Families. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  19. Figley, C. R. (Ed.) (1986). Trauma and its Wake, Volume II: Traumatic Stress Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. New York: Brunner/Mazel
  20. Figley, C. R. (Ed.) (1985). Trauma and its Wake: The Study and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. New York: Brunner/Mazel
  21. Figley, C. R. (Ed.) (1985). Computers and Family Therapy. New York: Haworth Press.
  22. McCubbin, H. I. & Figley, C. R. (Eds.) (1983). Stress and the Family, Volume I: Coping with Normative Transitions. New York: Brunner/Mazel.
  23. Figley, C. R. & McCubbin, H. I. (Eds.) (1983). Stress and the Family, Volume II: Coping with Catastrophe. New York: Brunner/Mazel.
  24. Figley, C. R. & Leventman, S. (Eds.) (1980). Strangers at Home: Vietnam Veterans since the War[1]. New York: Praeger[2].
  25. Figley, C. R. (Ed.) (1978). Stress Disorders among Vietnam Veterans: Theory, Research, and Treatment. New York: Brunner/Mazel.

[1] APA PsycNET: Placing the Vietnam War and its veterans within a sociohistorical perspective, the 18 expert contributors examine the sociological significance of the war and contrast the experience of Vietnam veterans with that of veterans of previous wars.
Contributors then investigate the veteran’s transition to civilian life from psychosocial, economic, political, and ideological perspectives, including the relationship between military service and subsequent labor experiences and the politicization of those who served.
An analysis of governmental and institutional responses to the returning veterans constitutes the last section, which first places the social movement of military veterans in historic perspective by detailing our nation’s less-than-appreciative treatment of Revolutionary War veterans and compares this to contemporary treatment of Vietnam veterans as “losers.” (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

[2] Contemporary Sociology noted that the book “…there emerges a quality of readability and style that is usually far beyond the reach of such collections of readings. It is this quality that bring to fruition all the underlying sympathy for Vietnam veterans that makes Strangers at Home an important contribution to social science and to public policy debate (Contemporary Sociology, January 1982, Volume 11, Number 1, pp 80-82).”