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Progressive Counting Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment

By Ricky Greenwald

© 2013 – Routledge

248 pages

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Clinicians recognize trauma and loss as a prominent source of clients' problems. Progressive counting is a significant advance in trauma treatment because it is about as efficient, effective, and well-tolerated as EMDR while being far simpler for therapists to master and do well. PC's value has already been supported by two open trials and a controlled study. Are you ready to provide therapy that routinely affects profound healing and lasting change? This book will show you how.


"Ricky Greenwald has proven again to be a great teacher for therapists of traumatized patients. He takes us by the hand and, step by step, shows us how to do effective trauma therapy. This book is recommended for therapists who need to learn the intricacies of trauma treatment. Ricky Greenwald is a master teacher and he has produced another clear and structured guide for therapists."

—Danny Brom, founding director, Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma, Herzog Hospital, and professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

"Greenwald's book is at once delightfully captivating and steeped in a deep understanding of the dynamics of trauma. This well structured combination of text and workbook maps out an integrative approach to trauma treatment that is utterly respectful of the client and will enhance the clinical skills and effectiveness of novice and seasoned therapist alike."

—Robin Ticic, coauthor of Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation

"We know that many clients' problems come from unresolved trauma and loss, and we have finally realized the importance of trauma-informed treatment. This book presents a user-friendly trauma-informed treatment approach that is grounded in the trauma research and practice. Such evidence-based approaches are definitely needed, but most focus on very restricted methods and techniques. This book is unique in that common factors in psychotherapy and memory reconsolidation are utilized. The techniques described in this book are easy for clinicians to follow, presented in a straight-forward manner, and include excellent exercises to illustrate the main points. For trauma resolution, progressive counting provides another important tool to include in our tool box. The author has a history of creating and producing innovative and excellent resources in the treatment of trauma. This book continues that tradition."

—Robert Geffner, PhD, president, Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma at Alliant International University and editor of the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma and the Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma

Table of Contents

List of Worksheets Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Understanding Trauma 2. The Structure of Trauma-Informed Treatment 3. The Research on This Treatment Approach 4. Setting Up Treatment 5. Trauma History 6. Trauma-Informed Case Formulation 7. Making a Treatment Contract 8. Safety and Stabilization 9. Coping Skills 10. Enhancing Attachment 11. Trauma Resolution with PC 12. PC Problem-Solving 13. After Trauma Resolution 14. Case Examples 15. Challenging Cases: Applying the Model References Appendices

About the Author

Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, is the founder and director of the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute, affiliate professor at SUNY University at Buffalo School of Social Work, and was previously on faculty at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Greenwald is the author of numerous professional articles as well as several books. His trauma training methods have been widely emulated internationally, and his work has been translated into over a dozen languages. Dr. Greenwald has received awards for both his research and his service, and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling