Outsmarting the Riptide of Dometic Violence: Metaphor and Mindfulness for Change

Outsmarting the Riptide of Dometic Violence: Metaphor and Mindfulness for Change

by Pat Pernicano
     
 

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In Outsmarting the Riptide of Domestic Violence: Metaphor and Mindfulness for Change, Pat Pernicano translates issues central to domestic violence recovery into metaphorical stories and mindfulness narratives that will facilitate the change process. The stories are intended to be used in conjunction with trauma-focused interventions in order to reduce troubling

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In Outsmarting the Riptide of Domestic Violence: Metaphor and Mindfulness for Change, Pat Pernicano translates issues central to domestic violence recovery into metaphorical stories and mindfulness narratives that will facilitate the change process. The stories are intended to be used in conjunction with trauma-focused interventions in order to reduce troubling symptoms, address risk and relapse-potential, change relational patterns, and remediate attachment deficits. Pernicano provides practitioners with a needed bridge between theory and practice, a one-of-a-kind resource for therapists, counselors, and social workers who aid victims of domestic violence.

Pernicano’s book is organized according to the Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model and includes stories within each section to facilitate the change process in the individual while using TF-CBT PRACTICE elements: Psycho-education about domestic violence and trauma, Relaxation (and stress reduction), Affective expression and regulation, Cognitive restructuring, Trauma narrative development and processing, In vivo exposure to avoided situations, Conjoint sessions with children, and Enhancing future safety and healthy relationship development.

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Editorial Reviews

George W. Burns
Dr. Pat Pernicano is a masterful teller of stories that touch the heart, show pathways through the complex maze of life, and offer hope. She knows how to communicate her professional knowledge and experience of working with domestic violence, practically and insightfully. Whether helping others or seeking personal help, you really can’t pass by this immensely useful book.
Jill H. Rathus
Outsmarting the Riptide of Domestic Violence author Pat Pernicano has formulated a unique approach to helping clinicians work with female victims of intimate partner violence. Not only does she define mindfulness in simple and accessible language, but she devotes an entire section to discussing its relevance and providing exercises for its practice. Professionals of all disciplines who work with domestic violence victims will no doubt appreciate this thoughtful compilation of stories and practices to enhance and refresh their work.
Kristine M. Kinniburgh
The author provides a sound theoretical overview of the impact of domestic violence on individuals and provides the clinician with sample stories that, through use of metaphor, seek to normalize challenges that emerge within the change process, provoke dialogue, and highlight themes that are relevant to this population.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765708854
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
12/09/2011
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Jill H. Rathus
Outsmarting the Riptide of Domestic Violence author Pat Pernicano has formulated a unique approach to helping clinicians work with female victims of intimate partner violence. Not only does she define mindfulness in simple and accessible language, but she devotes an entire section to discussing its relevance and providing exercises for its practice. Professionals of all disciplines who work with domestic violence victims will no doubt appreciate this thoughtful compilation of stories and practices to enhance and refresh their work.

Meet the Author

Pat Pernicano, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist, has been director of clinical services at Providence House for Children since 2007 as well as associate clinical faculty at Spalding University since 1996. Pernicano develops, implements, and supervises treatment interventions for trauma resolution in children, adults, and families. She is the author of Metaphorical Stories for Child Therapy: Of Magic and Miracles and Family Focused Trauma-Intervention: Using Metaphor and Play with Victims of Abuse and Neglect (both Jason Aronson, 2010).

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