"In Helping Traumatized Families, Figley and Kiser have produced a superb volume on how family trauma therapists can assist families in their process of recovering from traumatic events and the transformation of their view of themselves from victims to survivors with a sense of mastery and self-regulation. In their clearly formulated approach, they conceptualize how therapists can equip families with resources they will need to cope with future adversityskills, attitudes, valuesand highlight the challenges trauma therapists face and how to handle them. A tour de force."
Florence Kaslow, PhD, president of Kaslow Associates and distinguished visiting professor at Florida Institute of Technology
"Charles Figley and Laurel Kiser have produced the most accessible and eloquent book yet written on the treatment of traumatized families. They clarify the subtleties and complexities of the impact of trauma on emotional relationships and offer a model of treatment founded in solid research, extensive clinical experience, and a big dose of common sense. Every therapist who works with families will want to read this book."
Don R. Catherall, PhD, editor of The Handbook of Stress, Trauma, and the Family
"Helping Traumatized Families provides a broad and clear vision of the major role our support systems play in helping us cope with both the tragedies of everyday life as well as extreme events. It is a scientifically rigorous and comprehensive book by two gifted clinicians and a must read for any clinician who cares for traumatized people and their communities."
Richard F. Mollica, MD, director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma