Treatment of Complex Trauma

Treatment of Complex Trauma

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This insightful guide provides a pragmatic roadmap for treating adult survivors of complex psychological trauma. Christine Courtois and Julian Ford present their effective, research-based approach for helping clients move through three clearly defined phases of posttraumatic recovery. Two detailed case examples run throughout the book, illustrating how to plan and implement strengths-based interventions that use a secure therapeutic alliance as a catalyst for change. Essential topics include managing crises, treating severe affect dysregulation and dissociation, and therapist self-care. The companion Web page offers downloadable reflection questions for clinicians and extensive listings of professional and self-help resources. A new preface in the paperback edition addresses key scientific advances. See also Drs. Courtois and Ford's edited volumes, Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders (Adults) and Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents, which present research on the nature of complex trauma and review evidence-based treatment models. Winner (Second Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing CategoryChristine A. Courtois, Julian D. Ford ... (2010). Emotion modulation in PTSD: Clinical and neurobiological evidence for a dissociative subtype. American Journal of Psychiatry, 167(6), ... Lazowski, L. E., Miller, F. G., Boye, M. W., aamp; Miller , G. A. (1998). ... Group treatment for adult survivors of abuse: A manual for practitioners.

Title:Treatment of Complex Trauma
Author:Christine A. Courtois, Julian D. Ford
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2015-10-22


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