Trauma and Recovery

The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Author: Judith L. Herman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465098738

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 890

A revised and updated edition of the groundbreaking work that changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, it has become the basic text for understanding trauma survivors. By placing individual experience in a broader political frame, Judith Herman argues that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Drawing on her own research on incest, as well as on a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror, she shows surprising parallels between private horrors like child abuse and public horrors like war. A new epilogue reviews what has changed--and what has not changed--over two decades. Trauma and Recovery is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we heal and are healed.

Trauma and Recovery

The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Author: Judith L. Herman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465098738

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 6372

A revised and updated edition of the groundbreaking work that changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, it has become the basic text for understanding trauma survivors. By placing individual experience in a broader political frame, Judith Herman argues that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Drawing on her own research on incest, as well as on a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror, she shows surprising parallels between private horrors like child abuse and public horrors like war. A new epilogue reviews what has changed--and what has not changed--over two decades. Trauma and Recovery is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we heal and are healed.

The Trauma Recovery Group

A Guide for Practitioners

Author: Judith Lewis Herman,Emily Schatzow,Melissa Coco,Diya Kallivayalil,Jocelyn Levitan

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609180577

Category: Psychology

Page: 193

View: 838

"Rich with expert, practical guidance for therapists, this book presents an evidence-based group treatment approach for survivors of interpersonal trauma. This time-limited treatment is designed for clients who have achieved basic safety and stability in present-day life and who are ready to work on the more enduring ways that trauma has harmed their self-perception and relationships. Vivid case examples and transcripts illustrate the process of screening, selecting, and orienting group members and helping them craft and work toward individualized goals, while optimizing the healing power of group interactions. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes reproducible handouts, worksheets, and flyers"--Provided by publisher.

Principles of Trauma Therapy

A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation, and Treatment ( DSM-5 Update)

Author: John N. Briere,Catherine Scott

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483351254

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 9005

Thoroughly updated with DSM-5 content throughout, Principles of Trauma Therapy, Second Edition: DSM-5 Update is both comprehensive in scope and highly practical in application. This popular text provides a creative synthesis of cognitive-behavioral, relational, affect regulation, mindfulness, and psychopharmacologic approaches to the "real world" treatment of acute and chronic posttraumatic states. Grounded in empirically-supported trauma treatment techniques and adapted to the complexities of actual clinical practice, this book is a hands-on resource for front-line clinicians, those in private practice, and graduate students of public mental health

Stress and Trauma

Author: Patricia A. Resick

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317821920

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 7557

Stress and Trauma provides a well-written, accessible overview of traumatic stress studies. It reviews the full range of clinical disorders that may result from extreme stress, with particular emphasis on the most common disorder - post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The book reviews research on the prevalence of trauma and the prevalence of relevant disorders following trauma. It goes on to look at psychological theories of stress and trauma, the biology of stress and trauma reactions, and the factors prior to, during and after traumatic events that place people at particular risk for the development of psychological problems. The book goes on to look at treatment of trauma-related psychological problems, and covers the use of medication and a range of psychological treatments. Different types of therapy are described and research findings on these approaches are reviewed. Stress and Trauma will provide a valuable overview of the area for advanced undergraduates, early post-graduate training, and mental health professionals seeking an update of recent developments.

Traumatic Divorce and Separation

The Impact of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse in Custody and Divorce

Author: Lisa Fischel-Wolovick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190276002

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 1534

Traumatic Divorce and Separation integrates the conflicting mental health perspectives concerning trauma theory and the study of divorce, in what the author has termed "traumatic divorce" -- that is, divorce complicated by the high-risk factors of domestic violence, mental illness, and/or substance abuse. The text's interdisciplinary discussion examines issues of financial disparities for women following divorce, traumatic symptoms in children and adults, and the legal controversies about the admissibility of psychological theories related to abuse. The author also addresses: domestic violence as a gendered crime against women; the need for a trauma-informed judicial response; and the need for a systemic judicial response that incorporates an understanding of domestic violence and child maltreatment to provide services and protections. The book is an invaluable resource for professionals and academics in social work, forensic psychology, law, and related mental health fields, as well as academics interested in gender based discrimination in the courts.

Traumatic Stress

The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society

Author: Bessel A. van der Kolk,Alexander C. McFarlane,Lars Weisaeth

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462507107

Category: Psychology

Page: 596

View: 9423

This bestselling classic presents seminal theory and research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Together, the leading editors and contributors comprehensively examine how trauma affects an individual's biology, conceptions of the world, and psychological functioning. Key topics include why certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, the neurobiological processes underlying PTSD symptomatology, enduring questions surrounding traumatic memories and dissociation, and the core components of effective interventions. A highly influential work that laid the foundation for many of the field's continuing advances, this volume remains an immensely informative and thought-provoking clinical reference and text. The preface to the 2007 paperback edition situates the book within the context of contemporary research developments.

Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Author: Christiane Sanderson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428111

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 5676

Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse explains how counsellors can facilitate recovery from domestic abuse within a secure, supportive therapeutic relationship. There has been growing awareness in recent years of the impact and consequences of domestic abuse, especially the relationship between domestic abuse and mental health. To appreciate the nature of trauma caused by domestic abuse, professionals need to understand its complex nature and the psychobiological impact of repeated exposure to control and terror. This book examines the therapeutic techniques and specific challenges, such as secondary traumatic stress, faced by professionals when working with survivors of domestic abuse. The author stresses the importance of identifying domestic abuse so that it can be addressed in the therapeutic process to aid recovery, and explores issues such as safety and protection, the long-term effects of abuse and the importance of grieving to the restoration of hope. This book is essential reading for counsellors, therapists, social workers, mental health professionals, health care professionals including GPs and midwives, managers of refuges, legal professionals and all those working with survivors of domestic abuse.

Trauma and Recovery

Author: Judith Lewis Herman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780863584046

Category: Men

Page: 276

View: 9091

This is a book about restoring connections: between the public and private worlds; between individuals and communities; and between men and women. The author, a psychiatrist, makes the link between the heroic suffering of men in war and political struggle, and the degraded suffering of women through rape, incest and domestic violence. She identifies a fresh diagnostic category for those suffering from hidden traumas, and proposes a recovery programme which favours a process of reintegration.

Violence, the Arts, and Willa Cather

Author: Joseph R. Urgo,Merrill Maguire Skaggs

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780838641576

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 7011

From her childhood explorations with vivisection through her adult sense that human life was characterized by cyclical encounters with death and disaster, Willa Cather was devoted to making art in the face of violence. Twenty-three critics contribute to the fullest explication to date of Cather, violence, and the arts, exploring thematic representations of violence in war, suicide, sexual trauma, shame, and rage as well as aesthetic responses to violence through literary choreographies and encounters with kind and unkind things. In this volume, Willa Cather emerges as a resource for survival in an age of terror, an artist who encourages her readers to feel at home in the nexus of creativity and terror, and to seek creative responses to the horror of human life. According to the critics gathered here, Cather's aesthetic is built upon surfaces below which are violent and deadly depths, and about which her best lives attempt to soar.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents


Author: Raul R. Silva

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393704129

Category: Psychology

Page: 371

View: 7115

Provides a resource for clinicians treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) as well as other stress and trauma conditions in children and adolescents. The contributors are leading practitioners in childhood and adolescent trauma who draw on their clinical experience as well as research focused on younger populations. Covers specific therapeutic situations such as wartime trauma as well as standard clinical procedures such as assessment.

Father-Daughter Incest

Author: Judith Lewis Herman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674076516


Page: 315

View: 8666

Through an intensive clinical study of forty incest victims and numerous interviews with professionals in mental health, child protection, and law enforcement, Judith Herman develops a composite picture of the incestuous family. In a new afterword, Herman offers a lucid and thorough overview of the knowledge that has developed about incest and other forms of sexual abuse since this book was first published. Reviewing the extensive research literature that demonstrates the validity of incest survivors' sometimes repressed and recovered memories, she convincingly challenges the rhetoric and methods of the backlash movement against incest survivors, and the concerted attempt to deny the events they find the courage to describe.

Healing Invisible Wounds

Paths to Hope and Recovery in a Violent World

Author: Richard F. Mollica

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 0826516424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 9333

In these personal reflections on his thirty years of clinical work with victims of genocide, torture, and abuse in the United States, Cambodia, Bosnia, and other parts of the world, Richard Mollica describes the surprising capacity of traumatized people to heal themselves. Here is how Neil Boothby, Director of the Program on Forced Migration and Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, describes the book: "Mollica provides a wealth of ethnographic and clinical evidence that suggests the human capacity to heal is innate--that the 'survival instinct' extends beyond the physical to include the psychological as well. He enables us to see how recovery from 'traumatic life events' needs to be viewed primarily as a 'mystery' to be listened to and explored, rather than solely as a 'problem' to be identified and solved. Healing involves a quest for meaning--with all of its emotional, cultural, religious, spiritual and existential attendants--even when bio-chemical reactions are also operative." Healing Invisible Wounds reveals how trauma survivors, through the telling of their stories, teach all of us how to deal with the tragic events of everyday life. Mollica's important discovery that humiliation--an instrument of violence that also leads to anger and despair--can be transformed through his therapeutic project into solace and redemption is a remarkable new contribution to survivors and clinicians. This book reveals how in every society we have to move away from viewing trauma survivors as "broken people" and "outcasts" to seeing them as courageous people actively contributing to larger social goals. When violence occurs, there is damage not only to individuals but to entire societies, and to the world. Through the journey of self-healing that survivors make, they enable the rest of us not only as individuals but as entire communities to recover from injury in a violent world.

Healing from Trauma

A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life

Author: Jasmin Cori LPC

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786732431

Category: Self-Help

Page: 228

View: 5244

While there are many different approaches to healing trauma, few offer a wide range of perspectives and options. With innovative insight into trauma-related difficulties, Jasmin Lee Cori helps you: Understand trauma and its devastating impacts Identify symptoms of trauma (dissociation, numbing, etc.) and common mental health problems that stem from trauma Manage traumatic reactions and memories Create a more balanced life that supports your recovery Choose appropriate interventions (therapies, self-help groups, medications and alternatives) Recognize how far you’ve come in your healing and what you need to keep growing Complete with exercises, healing stories, points to remember, and resources, this is a perfect companion for anyone seeking to reclaim their life from the devastating impacts of trauma.

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men

Author: John A. Rich

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801896231

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 7549

Rich's poignant portrait humanizes young black men and illustrates the complexity of a situation that defies easy answers and solutions.

No More Secrets: Healing from Domestic Violence

Author: A. Sisterhood of Survivors,Allison Becca Cecilia,Donna-Marie Olive And Selma

Publisher: Babypie Publishing

ISBN: 9781945446061

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 230

View: 8168

No More Secrets is the story of six women who participated in a narrative healing group at The Second Step - a domestic violence non-profit in Newton, Massachusetts. In a series of deeply personal conversations spanning four years, the women share their experiences of Intimate Partner Violence, and in the sharing, begin to heal. Together, they wrote No More Secrets to educate, inspire, and offer hope to survivors, families and communities. "No More Secrets offers the best kind of help possible for women who are involved with abusive partners: the warmth, the wisdom, and the triumphs of other women who have come through destructive relationships, and who have found their way to freedom." - Lundy Bancroft, author of Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men "By bravely sharing their stories, Allison, Becca, Donna-Marie, Cecilia, Olive and Selma speak to the strength of community in the most challenging times. Overcoming domestic violence requires each of us to support survivors and send them a resounding message that they will never be alone - this book does just that." Congressman Joseph Kennedy III "No More Secrets is an extraordinarily intimate look at the emotional lives and bitter experience of those who have lived through domestic violence and emerged into a community of love and hard-earned wisdom. These voices ring out clear and true." Joyce Kulhawik, Emmy Award-winning journalist

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing (8 Keys to Mental Health)

Author: Babette Rothschild

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393706052

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

View: 3854

The author of The Body Remembers offers eight main strategies--mindfulness, a focus on survival, recovery without false memories, creating an inner dialogue that soothes, building psychological defenses to cope and more--for combating the life-altering affects of trauma. Original

Trauma, Ethics and the Political Beyond PTSD

The Dislocations of the Real

Author: G. Bistoen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137500859

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

View: 9811

The contemporary psychiatric approach to trauma, encapsulated in the diagnostic category of PTSD, has been criticized for its neglect of the political dimensions involved in the etiology and treatment of trauma. By means of a philosophical and psychoanalytical analysis, the depoliticizing potential of the biomedical approach is tied to a more general 'ethical crisis' in post-traditional societies. Via the work of Lacan, Žižek and Badiou on the act and the event, this book constructs a conceptual framework that revives the ethical and political dimensions of trauma recovery.

Trauma Practice

Tools for Stabilization and Recovery

Author: Anna Baranowsky,J. Eric Gentry

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing

ISBN: 1616764716

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

View: 406

An essential reference and tool-kit for treating trauma survivors – now updated and even more comprehensive. Trauma Practice, now in its 3rd edition, is back by popular demand! Filled with new resources, this book based on the tri-phasic trauma treatment model is a guide for both seasoned trauma therapists and newer mental health professionals seeking practical approaches that work. Clearly written and detailed, Trauma Practice provides the reader with an array of techniques, protocols and interventions for effectively helping trauma survivors. This book will help you address the (cognitive, behavioral, body-oriented, and emotional/ relational) aftermath of trauma using impactful care approaches. In addition to presenting the foundations of CBT trauma treatment, the authors also provide step-bystep explanations of many popular and effective CBT techniques developed through the lens of phased trauma therapy. Interventions include Trigger List Development, 3-6 Breath Training, Layering, Systematic Desensitization, Exposure Therapy, Story-Telling Approaches, as well as new approaches inspired by recent research on neuroplasticity such as Picture Positive, Corrective Messages from Old Storylines, and Thematic Map.Completely new sections are devoted to forward-facing trauma therapy, and clinician self-care. This is a manual that you will find useful everyday in your trauma practice.