Emotional Abuse: The Trauma and the Treatment / Edition 1

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Innovative Intervention StrategiesEmotional Abuse is an essentialtool for understanding the powerful and insidious mechanisms ofthis subtle, but destructive, form of abuse. This groundbreakingbook explores the components of emotional abuse, whether occurringalone or in the presence of physical abuse, and presents a newmodel for its treatment."Emotional Abuse provides a clear road mapfor therapists to guide them through the intricacies of treatingemotionally abused victims. Any therapist working with emotionallyabused clients will find this a most useful text."'Jeffrey T.Mitchell, president, International Critical Incident StressFoundation"Emotional Abuse breaks new ground in describing thislittle understood and acknowledged form of interpersonalmistreatment. Loring describes both overt and covert emotionalabuse and makes crucial linkages to other types of abuse as well.Her intervention strategies are grounded in relational theory andgive the therapist a practical approach to the assessment andtreatment 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 littleunderstood and acknowledged form of interpersonal mistreatment.Loring describes both overt and covert emotional abuse and makescrucial linkages to other types of abuse as well. Her interventionstrategies are grounded in relational theory and give the therapista practical approach to the assessment and treatment of theemotionally abused client." (Christine A. Courtois, clinicaldirector, Center for Abuse Recovery & Empowerment, PsychiatricInstitute of Washington, D.C.)

"Emotional Abuse provides a clear road map for therapists to guidethem through the intricacies of treating emotionally abusedvictims. Any therapist working with emotionally abused clients willfind 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
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Series: Psychology Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,221,253
  • 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.


The Trauma of Emotional Abuse.

Theoretical Perspectives.

A New Model of Therapy.

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