The book is designed as a user-friendly textbook/manual for mental health professionals. It teaches a trauma-informed treatment approach as an organizing framework for a series of empirically supported interventions including motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral skills training, trauma resolution, and relapse prevention. Although it notes the importance of a systemic treatment approach, the focus is on the individual component of treatment.
Introduction. Trauma-Informed Treatment for Problem Behaviors. Initial Interview. History. Motivation. Treatment Contract. Avoid High Risk. Self-Control Skills. More Skills and Strategies. Reduce Stress. Trauma Resolution. Anticipate Future Challenges. Challenging Cases. Appendices.