Introduction to Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma: Techniques and Strategies / Edition 1

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INTRODUCTION TO WORKING WITH ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA: TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES represents the first primer for practice with survivors of childhood trauma. Author, professor, and practicing social worker Carolyn Knight teaches you the strategies that are likely to be useful to you as you work in diverse settings.

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"This is one of the best how-to books I have read in a while . . . it presents the materials in such a clear and illustrative format."

"An easy read and one that is replete with excellent clinical material."

"The book, a must read, is laced with compelling case illustrations that make the theory and practice principles come to life. . . . The author's talents as a scholar, educator and clinician are combined to provide us with this magnificent gift."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495006183
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/3/2008
  • Series: Mental Health Practice Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Knight, Ph.D., MSW, is Professor of Social Work in the School of Social Work, University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dr. Knight is a licensed social worker with more than 20 years of experience—most of it pro bono—working individually and in groups with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is the author of WORKING WITH ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA: STRATEGIES AND SKILLS FOR HELPING PROFESSIONALS and PROCESS-ORIENTED GROUP THERAPY FOR ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, as well as numerous articles on working with survivors of childhood trauma in group and individual treatment. Dr. Knight is a frequently invited speaker and continuing education workshop leader for topics related to working with survivors of trauma, including ethical implications, considerations for supervision, group work, and strategies that assist trauma survivors in containing and expressing feelings. Dr. Knight also is a sought-after in-service training instructor and has extensive experience with front-line staff and supervisors in juvenile justice, child welfare, and mental health settings.

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Table of Contents

1. Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma: An Overview. 2. The Nature of Childhood Trauma: Theory and Research. 3. The Helping Relationship in Individual Work with Clients with Histories of Childhood Trauma. 4. The Helping Relationship in Group Work with Clients with Histories of Childhood Trauma. 5. Indirect Trauma: The Occupational Hazard Associated with Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma. 6. The Beginning Phase in Individual Work with Survivors of Childhood Trauma. 7. The Beginning Phase in Group Work with Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma. 8. The Middle Phase in Individual Treatment with Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma. 9. The Work Phase in Groups for Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma. 10. The Ending Phase in Individual and Group Work with Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma.

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