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Treating Complex Trauma and Dissociation
A Practical Guide to Navigating Therapeutic Challenges

ISBN 9781138838277
Published September 19, 2016 by Routledge
190 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Treating Complex Trauma and Dissociation is the ideal guide for the front-line clinician whose clients come in with histories of trauma, abuse, self-injury, flashbacks, suicidal behavior, and more. The book helps clinicians develop their own responses and practical solutions to common questions, including "How do I handle this?" "What do I say?" and "What can I do?" Treating Complex Trauma and Dissociation is the book clinicians will want to pick up when they're stuck and is a handy reference that provides the tools needed to deal with difficult issues in therapy. It is supportive and respectful of both therapist and client, and, most of all, useful in the office.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Introduction  Part 1: Understanding Complex Trauma and Dissociation  1. The Meaning and Impact of Interpersonal Trauma  2. Complex Trauma and Dissociation  3. Neurobiology of Trauma and Dissociation  4. Diagnosis  Part 2: Treatment  5. Overview of the 3 Stage Phasic Model of Treatment and Tasks of Each Stage  Part 3: Complicating Factors – Heads Up – The Person You Will Be Treating Comes With More Than You Know  6. Foundational Issues  7. Challenging Behaviors 8. Difficult Emotions  Part 4: The Trauma Therapist  9. Maintaining the Balance  10. Conclusion  Links  References  Index

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Lynette S. Danylchuk, PhD, a clinical psychologist and past president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), has been working in the trauma field since the mid-1980s, in private practice, teaching, and presenting internationally.

Kevin J. Connors, MS, past vice president of ISSTD, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, an active leader in the field for 35 years, and in private practice in Long Beach, California.

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