Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders (Adults): Scientific Foundations and Therapeutic Models

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Published USA, 2013
Combing scientific and clinical perspectives, this book brings together leading authorities on complex traumatic stress as distinct from PTSD. They explore the pathways by which chronic trauma can affect psychological development, attachment security and adult relationships. Chapters describe evidence-based assessment tools and an array of treatment models for individuals, couples, families and groups. Rich clinical material and attention to management of the therapeutic alliance, therapist self-care and other key challenges in working with these clients, make this a most useful and innovative resource. Contributors include John Briere, Janina Fisher, Judith Herman, Susan Johnson, Pat Ogden and Bessel van der Kolk.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Neurobiological and Developmental Research: Clinical Implications
Best Practices in Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents
Treating Dissociation
Cultural Competence
Therapeutic Alliance and Risk Management
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Couple Therapy

Christine Courtois is a counselling psychologist in private practice in Washington DC.
Paperback. 488 pages


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