Treating Risky and Compulsive Behaviour in Trauma Survivors

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Published USA, 2019
In John Briere's new book he reframes activities ranging from self-injury to compulsive gambling as attempts to numb or relieve overwhelming emotional pain, rather than signs of psychological illness. His reactive avoidance model emphasises the need to form a strong therapeutic alliance and develop the client's strengths, capacities and emotional survival skills. The book weaves together elements of psychodynamic, interpersonal and cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness training and dialectical behaviour therapy.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Assessing Distress Reduction Behaviours in Context
Safety Stabilization and Harm Reduction
Acceptance and Mindfulness
Trigger Management
Processing Trauma and Attachment-Related Memories
Treatment Planning and Implementation

John Briere is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.
Hardback. 230 pages


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