Shattered Assumptions

Author: Ronnie Janoff-Bulman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451603729
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This book investigates the psychology of victimization. It shows how fundamental assumptions about the world's meaningfulness and benevolence are shattered by traumatic events, and how victims become subject to self-blame in an attempt to accommodate brutality. The book is aimed at all those who for personal or professional reasons seek to understand what psychological trauma is and how to recover from it.

Shattered Assumptions

Author: Ronnie Janoff-Bulman
Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: 9780743236256
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This is the first book to illuminate the general psychological processes underlying responses to all traumas - past work has focused only on a single type, such as bereavement or rape. With the larger theoretical framework provided here, we can solve the larger puzzle - understanding not only the impact of overwhelming life events, but also the numerous coping processes that occur in the aftermath of trauma.

Loss of the Assumptive World

Author: Jeffrey Kauffman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135451389
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The assumptive world concept is a psychological principle of the conservation of human reality or "culture" - it is a lens for seeing the psychological disturbances that occur in times of change. In this collection, the authors examine the assumptive world from diverse theoretical perspectives, providing the reader with an array of different viewpoints illuminating the concept and its clinical usefulness.

Can God Be Trusted

Author: John G. Stackhouse, Jr.
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830828869
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In a world riddled with disappointment, malice and tragedy, what rationale do we have for believing in a benevolent God? In this book, John Stackhouse explores how great thinkers have grappled with this question - from Buddha, Confucius, Augustine, Hume and Luther to C. S. Lewis. Without brushing aside the serious problems posed by a God who allows incurable diseases, natural disasters and senseless crimes to bring misery into our lives, Stackhouse boldly affirms that this world is the world we actually need. Finally, he points to Christian revelation which promises the transformation of suffering into joy as the best guide to God's dealings with the world. Market/Audience General readers wanting an in-depth overview of evil Those interested in apologetics Endorsements "John Stackhouse . . . reduces the tangled issue to one fundamental question " Is God trustworthy? " and offers a careful, wise and well-argued answer." - Philip Yancey, author of Where Is God When It Hurts? "John Stackhouse . . . [addresses] the problem of evil with theological sophistication, historical depth, and philosophical precision." - The Christian Century Features and Benefits A classic statement updated throughout Reorganized for easier reading New material added on Jesus and his responses to evil Added a full chapter First InterVarsity Press edition

Why God

Author: Burton Z. Cooper
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780804207317
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is a sensitive inquiry for anyone who has ever suffered and who wants to think through it theologically. It is a compassionate resource for coming to grips with pain, suffering, and evil.

Memory Trauma and World Politics

Author: D. Bell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023062748X
Format: PDF
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Memory, Trauma and World Politics focuses on the effect that the memory of traumatic episodes (especially war and genocide) has on shaping contemporary political identities. Theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich, this book is an incisive treatment of the ways in which the study of social memory can inform global politics analysis.

Crisis Counseling

Author: Howard W. Stone
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451409789
Format: PDF
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Crisis Counseling is written for persons who seek to provide such assistance, whether as ministers or hotline volunteers or pastoral counselor.

Coping

Author: C. R. Snyder
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0195119347
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The award-winning research described in this volume emphasizes the role of people as positive copers. Written by leading experts and including new findings, these provocative essays may well set the agenda for research on stress and coping for the next century.

Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters

Author: Joseph Rose
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317825462
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A thorough, user-friendly guide of basic knowledge and group interventions for psychological trauma from terrorist attacks and other catastrophic disasters There is relatively little literature on the psychological trauma caused by catastrophic disasters, including terrorist attacks and the impending threats of terrorism. Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment fills that gap by comprehensively discussing ways to minimize the psychological damage resulting from catastrophic disasters as well as the trauma developed from the threat of future terrorist attacks. The book provides thorough presentations of almost manualized group methods for the prevention and treatment of the acute and longer-term psychological effects for children, adolescents, and adults. Appropriate treatment immediately after a catastrophe can diminish harmful psychological effects, enhance an individual’s quality of life, decrease psychosomatic illnesses and the exacerbation of chronic medical conditions, increase the effective utilization of medical facilities, and decrease medical expenses. In this book, internationally renowned authorities provide practical expert suggestions and helpful examples to illustrate the interventions and provide a quick reference for professionals facing the aftermath of prospective terrorist disasters and other catastrophic events. Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment is divided into four sections. The first section provides an overview of the book; the second discusses the foundations and broad issues which potentially affect the outcome of group treatment; the third section presents group models which address the particular needs of children, adolescents, parents, emergency service personnel, and mental health practitioners; and the fourth part considers future directions of treatment. Designed to be used as a comprehensive single source for professionals working with victims of trauma caused by terrorism or catastrophic disaster, this book can be read and used in its entirety, or specific chapters detailing treatments can be chosen and used independently as needed. Extensive references allow opportunities for further research. Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment presents unique first-person accounts of September 11th and examines: the neurobiological effects of a traumatic disaster the effective use of psychotropic medication the implications of living with ongoing terrorist threats a new framework for preparedness and response to disasters and trauma for children and families cultural, religious, and ethnic differences related to the prevention and treatment of psychological sequelae the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic grief retraumatization, distressing reminders, and their effects on post-traumatic adjustment the knowledge trauma therapists need to integrate small group principles the diagnosis and group treatment of acute and long-term effects with adults and children the use of spiritual principles after a terrorist disaster or catastrophic event nine types of groups appropriate for specific populations Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment is a timely, comprehensive reference for social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, health professionals, mental health professionals, educators, and students. The royalties from this book shall be donated to organizations which provide direct services to those who continue to be affected by the events of September 11th, 2001 and Hurricane Katrina (August 29th, 2005).