Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Their Families

Author: Cheryl B. Lanktree
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324591
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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One of the few books on the treatment of psychological trauma in children that provides specific, in-depth individual, group, and family therapy interventions for complex psychological trauma, Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Their Families: An Integrative Approach focuses on the treatment of 6-12 year-old children and their relevant family members. Renowned authors Cheryl B. Lanktree and John N. Briere use their evidence-based, yet flexible treatment model, Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Children (ITCT-C), as they address the use of play therapy, attachment processing, mindfulness, and other approaches, as well as interventions with family/caretaker and community systems. The authors emphasize a culturally sensitive, destigmatizing, and empowering perspective that supports both recovery and posttraumatic growth. Clinical examples and specific tools illustrate how assessment is used to guide individualized and developmentally-appropriate interventions.

Treating Complex Trauma in Adolescents and Young Adults

Author: John N. Briere
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412981441
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This book, while conceived as a professional volume, can be used in a variety of courses. This book covers areas such as symptoms of trauma, how to assess and plan treatment, how to educate adolescents about their trauma, and how to intervene with family and in group therapy. It contains a variety of cases for illustrative purposes"--Provided by publisher.

Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children Family Therapy and EMDR

Author: Debra Wesselmann
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393708187
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A practical guide to treating children suffering from early attachment trauma. Loss of a parent, separations, abuse, neglect, or a history of a difficult foster or orphanage experience can lead to profound emotional dysregulation and mistrust in children. Working with these children—many of whom have experienced multiple traumas and losses—can feel overwhelming. Clinicians must navigate complex case management decisions and referrals, address the needs of parents and schools, not to mention ameliorate the traumatic memories and severe behaviors that present in the kids. But by working as a collaborative team, EMDR and family therapists can, together, strengthen the parent-child attachment bond and help to mend the early experiences that drive the child’s behavior. This book, and its accompanying Parent Manual, are intended to serve as clear and practical treatment guides, presenting the philosophy and step-by-step protocols behind the Integrative Team Treatment approach, so both the family system issues and the child’s traumatic past are effectively addressed. You need not be a center specializing in attachment trauma to implement this team model, nor must members of the team practice at the same location. With at least one fully-trained EMDR practitioners as part of the two-person team, any clinician can pair with another to implement this treatment approach, and heal children suffering from attachment trauma.

Attachment Focused Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Author: Niki Gomez-Perales
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317627822
Format: PDF
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Attachment-Focused Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents brings together two powerful treatment directions that exponentially expand the knowledge and skills available to child and adolescent trauma therapists. The book provides theoretical knowledge, clinical approaches, and specific, detailed techniques that clinicians will find indispensable in the treatment of the most challenging and high-risk young trauma victims. Also included are case studies, developed from over three decades of experience, that show the reader how to use the techniques in real-life settings. The treatment approach described here is flexible enough to adapt to real clients in the real world, regardless of trauma and attachment histories, family and living situations, or difficulties engaging in supportive therapeutic relationships. Clear and cohesive, the model presented here allows room for the individuality and approach of each therapist so that the therapeutic relationship can evolve in a genuine and unique way. An appendix of photocopiable worksheets gives interactive tools for therapists to immediately use with clients.

The Trauma Myth

Author: Susan A. Clancy
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458772241
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Few would argue that the experience of sexual abuse is deeply traumatic for a child. But in this explosive new book, psychologist Susan Clancy reports on years of research and contends that it is not the abuse itself that causes trauma, but rather the narrative that is later imposed on the abuse experience. Clancy demonstrates that the most common feeling victims report is not fear or panic, but confusion. Because children don't understand sexual encounters in the same ways adults do, they normally accommodate their perpetrators - something they feel intensely ashamed about as adults. The professional assumptions about the nature of childhood trauma can harm victims by reinforcing these feelings. Survivors are thus victimized not only by their abusers but also by the industry dedicated to helping them. Path-breaking and controversial, The Trauma Myth empowers survivors to tell their own stories and radically reshapes our understanding of abuse and its aftermath.

Integrative Parenting Strategies for Raising Children Affected by Attachment Trauma

Author: Debra Wesselmann
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393709523
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An accompanying parent’s guide filled with effective techniques to help challenging children with traumatic pasts. Designed as a manual to complement the clinician’s guide, this book is written for birth, foster, or adoptive parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, or anyone who may be raising a child who has experienced attachment loss and trauma. Their severe behaviors can often leave caregivers feeling confused, frightened, hurt, and overwhelmed, as they struggle to make sense of a massive amount of information—and misinformation—that exists on attachment issues. This book provides understanding, validation, and solutions for these caregivers. In it, the authors explain their innovative model of “team” treatment that includes an EMDR therapist and a family therapist. Best used in conjunction with therapeutic help, it walks readers through an array of parenting strategies that will lead them to a deeper understanding of their traumatized child, and better enable them to calm their behavior and improve their attachment security so they can heal.

Child Maltreatment An Introduction

Author: Cindy L. Miller-Perrin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452205795
Format: PDF, ePub
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Child Maltreatment, Third Edition, by Cindy Miller-Perrin and Robin Perrin, is a thoroughly updated new edition of the first textbook for undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in this field. The text is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to child maltreatment by disseminating current knowledge about the various types of violence against children. By helping students understand more fully the etiology, prevalence, treatment, policy issues, and prevention of child maltreatment, the authors hope to further our understanding of how to treat child maltreatment victims and how to prevent future child maltreatment.

Emotion focused Therapy for Complex Trauma

Author: Sandra C. Paivio
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433807251
Format: PDF
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Psychotherapy clients with histories of childhood abuse and complex relational trauma are ubiquitous, and have notoriously high drop-out rates. These clients have been unable to heal past emotional injuries and often have difficulty handling exposure-based therapies, which usually are not designed for attachment related problems. Successful therapy requires helping clients access and explore painful feelings in order to modify maladaptive emotions. Emotion-Focused Therapy for Trauma (EFTT) is the only trauma therapy that is based on an empirically-verified model that identifies steps in the process of resolving past relational issues. In this book, the authors plumb fifteen years of research involving clinical trials, observation and analysis of therapy sessions, as well as their own extensive clinical experience to describe precisely how EFTT works to heal complex trauma. The book is organized into two main sections: Part I describes the EFTT treatment model and the theory behind it, while Part II examines clients' progress through the four phases of treatment, each of which can be revisited in a recursive fashion. The authors focus on the typical progression, beginning with cultivating the therapeutic alliance, through modifying self-concept, resolution of attachment injuries, and termination. Throughout the text, the authors make comparisons with other treatment approaches, and provide clinical examples of different kinds of emotion and emotional processing difficulties. This book will appeal to clinicians and researchers alike and is particularly suitable for use in outpatient trauma clinics and graduate programs that emphasize service and training in empirically-supported treatments.

The Impact of Complex Trauma on Development

Author: Cheryl Arnold
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0765708833
Format: PDF, ePub
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Normal human development progresses through a process of differentiation and integration, and it is distorted and impeded by the fusion and fragmentation resulting from traumatic experiences. The Impact of Complex Trauma on Development documents the pathological consequences of chronic interpersonal trauma on psychological development, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. It provides an integrative approach to therapy that is based on a rich psychoanalytically-oriented developmental psychology.

Emotion Focused Family Therapy with Children and Caregivers

Author: Mirisse Foroughe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351664395
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book introduces emotion focused family therapy (EFFT) as an evidence-based intervention for children through the integration of parent trauma treatment and emotion-focused techniques. A team of expert authors, including the founders of EFT and EFFT, contribute to the chapters, in which recent findings from longitudinal clinical trials are woven into a rich and deeply presented overview of using EFFT practically with clients. This immensely practical book also provides illustrative case studies, intervention strategies or do’s and don’ts at the end of each chapter, and clinical worksheets.