Emotional Abuse: The Trauma and the Treatment / Edition 1

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Overview

Innovative Intervention Strategies

Emotional Abuse is an essential tool for understanding the powerful and insidious mechanisms of this subtle, but destructive, form of abuse. This groundbreaking book explores the components of emotional abuse, whether occurring alone or in the presence of physical abuse, and presents a new model for its treatment.

"Emotional Abuse provides a clear road map for therapists to guide them through the intricacies of treating emotionally abused victims. Any therapist working with emotionally abused clients will find this a most useful text."—Jeffrey T. Mitchell, president, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

"Emotional Abuse breaks new ground in describing this little understood and acknowledged form of interpersonal mistreatment. Loring describes both overt and covert emotional abuse and makes crucial linkages to other types of abuse as well. Her intervention strategies are grounded in relational theory and give the therapist a practical approach to the assessment and treatment of the emotionally abused client."
—Christine A. Courtois, clinical director, Center for Abuse Recovery & Empowerment, Psychiatric Institute of Washington, D.C.

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"Emotional Abuse breaks new ground in describing this little understood and acknowledged form of interpersonal mistreatment. Loring describes both overt and covert emotional abuse and makes crucial linkages to other types of abuse as well. Her intervention strategies are grounded in relational theory and give the therapist a practical approach to the assessment and treatment of the emotionally abused client." (Christine A. Courtois, clinical director, Center for Abuse Recovery & Empowerment, Psychiatric Institute of Washington, D.C.)

"Emotional Abuse provides a clear road map for therapists to guide them through the intricacies of treating emotionally abused victims. Any therapist working with emotionally abused clients will find this a most useful text." (Jeffrey T. Mitchell, president, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787943776
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Series: Psychology Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 993,851
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

MARTI TAMM LORING is a clinical social worker, sociologist, and director of the Center for Mental Health and Human Development and The Emotional Abuse Institute.

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Table of Contents

Emotional Abuse: An Overview.

Differentiating Emotional Abuse.

Attachment.

The Trauma of Emotional Abuse.

Theoretical Perspectives.

A New Model of Therapy.

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