Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Scientific Foundations and Therapeutic Models

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Published UK, 2015
Children with complex trauma histories often come into therapy with multiple diagnoses, medications and unsuccessful past treatments for their seemingly intractable emotional and behavioural problems. With contributions from prominent experts, this pragmatic book takes a close look at the nature of complex psychological trauma in children and adolescents and the clinical challenges it presents. Each chapter shows how a complex trauma perspective can provide an invaluable unifying framework for case conceptualization, assessment, and intervention amidst the chaos and turmoil of these young patients' lives. A range of evidence-based and promising therapies are reviewed and illustrated with vivid case vignettes. The book is grounded in clinical innovations and cutting-edge research in child and adolescent brain development, attachment and emotion regulation. Contributors include Allan Schore, John Briere and Cheryl Lanktree, Francine Shapiro and Bruce Perry.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Relational Trauma, Brain Development and Dissociation
Betrayal Trauma
Integrative Assessment of Complex Trauma
Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with Adolescents
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics
Developmental Trauma Therapy Models
Trauma Systems Therapy

Julian Ford is a clinical psychologist in Connecticut, USA.
Paperback. 368 pages

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