Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence: A Workbook for Women

Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence: A Workbook for Women

by Edward S. Kubany, Mari McCaig, Janet R. Laconsay
     
 

Second only to survivors of war and victims of rape, women who are assaulted by their husbands or partners are most likely to suffer from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Researchers estimate that as many as 80 percent of these women will manifest signs of the disorder in the months and years following an assault. Until now there has been no

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Overview

Second only to survivors of war and victims of rape, women who are assaulted by their husbands or partners are most likely to suffer from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Researchers estimate that as many as 80 percent of these women will manifest signs of the disorder in the months and years following an assault. Until now there has been no book specifically written to help these women deal with PTSD. This sensitive and compassionate book, at last, offers them hope. The book opens with a description of PTSD and a self-diagnostic tool that helps readers figure out if they are actually suffering from PTSD. Then, chapter-by-chapter, it delves into specific problems associated with the disorder. Worksheets reinforce the messages in the text. In addition to addressing the symptoms of PTSD, the book offers readers strategies they can employ when and if a confrontation with the abusive partner is necessary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572243699
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Workbook Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
244,902
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Mari McCaig, MSCP, is a victim and witness counselor for the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney in Honolulu, HI. She provides counseling for people who have been involved in criminal cases.

Edward S. Kubany, PhD, was employed for fourteen years as a research clinical psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since 1990, he has specialized in the assessment and treatment of PTSD in his research and clinical practice. Kubany has more than twenty-five peer-reviewed publications, was principle investigator or co-principal investigator on four federal grants, and is first author of a self-help book for battered women, Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence.

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