The reference for the manual is:
Pearlman, L.A. (2003). Trauma and Attachment Belief Scale. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services.
A PsychInfo literature search (6/05) for the words "Trauma and Attachment Belief Scale" or TABS” anywhere revealed that the measure has been referenced in 1 peer-reviewed journal.
Note: A similar search for the "Traumatic Stress Institute Belief Scale," the earlier version of this measure, identified 9 peer-reviewed articles. The author also provided 3 additional references. The 13 articles are listed below.
1. Adams, K.B., Holly, C.M., Harrington, D. (2001). The Traumatic Stress Institute Belief Scale as a measure of vicarious trauma in a national sample of clinical social workers. Families in Society, 82(4), 363-371.
2. Brady, J.L., Guy, J.D., Poelstra, P.L., & Brokaw, B.F. (1999). Vicarious traumatization, spirituality, and the treatment of sexual abuse survivors: A national survey of women psychotherapists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 30(4), 386-393.
3. Dutton, M.A., Burghardt, K.J., Perrin, S.G., Chrestman, K.R., & Halle, P.M. (1994). Battered women's cognitive schemata. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 7(2), 237-255.
4. Goodman, L.A., & Dutton, M.A. (1996). The relationship between victimization and cognitive schemata among episodically homeless, seriously mentally ill women. Violence and Victims, 11(2), 159-174.
5. Jenkins, S.R. (2002). Secondary traumatic stress and vicarious traumatization: A validational study. Journal of Traumatic Stress 15(5), 423-432.
6. Kadambi, M., & Truscott, D. (2004). Vicarious trauma among therapists working with sexual violence, cancer, and general practice. Canadian Journal of Counseling, 38(4), 260-276.
7. McLean, S., Wade, T.D., & Encel, J.S. (2003). The contribution of therapist beliefs to psychological distress in therapists: An investigation of vicarious traumatization, burnout and symptoms of avoidance and intrusion. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, Volume 31(04), October 2003, pp 417-428.
8. Pearlman, L.A., & Mac Ian, P.S. (1995). Vicarous traumatization: An empirical study of the effects of trauma work on trauma therapists. Professional Psychology Research and Practice, 26(6), 558-565.
9. Ponce, A.N., Williams, M.K., & Allen, G.J. (2004). Experience of maltreatment as a child and acceptance of violence in adult intimate relationships: Mediating effects of distortions in cognitive schemas. Violence and Victims, 19(1), 97-1008.
10. Savaya, R., & Cohen, O. (2003). Divorce among “unmarried” Muslim Arabs in Israel: Women’s reasons for the dissolution of unactualized marriages. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 40(1-2), 93-109.
11. Schauben, L., & Frazier, P.A. (1995). Vicarious trauma: The effects on female counselors of working with sexual abuse survivors. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 19, 49-64.
12. Stalker, C.A., Palmer, S.E., Wright, D.C., & Gebotys, R. (2005). Specialized inpatient trauma treatment for adults abused as children: A follow-up study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 162 (3), 552-559.
13. Williams, M.B. (1991). Verbalizing silent screams: The use of poetry to identify the belief systems of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 5(1), 5-20.
REFERENCES FOR THEORY BEHIND MEASURE
1. McCann, I.L., & Pearlman, L.A. (1990). Vicarious traumatization: A framework for understanding the psychological effects of working with victims. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 3(1), 131-149.
2. Pearlman, L.A., & Saakvitne, K.W. (1995). Trauma and the Therapist: Countertransference and vicarious traumatization in psychotherapy with incest survivors. New York: Norton.