Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma: Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence

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Published UK, 2013
Christiane Sanderson's book provides a comprehensive introduction to complex trauma. It offers practical advice on how to create a safe environment in which survivors can learn the skills to restore control over trauma symptoms and to aid healing and post-traumatic growth. The author covers all of the key principles including:

+  Understanding the role of dissociation in complex trauma
+  Understanding the role of attachment
+  Managing flashbacks, panic attacks, nightmares and dissociation
+  Managing shame and guilt
+  Managing relationships
+  Managing the impact of working with complex trauma

The book offers techniques and skills which can easily be integrated into different therapeutic models. It offers a range of exercises to counselling survivors of child abuse, rape, sexual violence, religious sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Christiane Sanderson is a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton.
Paperback. 328 pages