Transforming Historical Trauma through Dialogue

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Overview

Transforming Historical Trauma, by David S. Derezotes, helps readers understand the causes and treatment of historical trauma at an individual, group, and community level and demonstrates how a participatory, strengths-based approach can work effectively in its treatment. The first to offer a combination of theory, literature review, and practice knowledge on dialogue, this book begins with a definition of historical trauma and transformation, includes the dialogue necessary to aid in transformation (such as self-care, self-awareness and professional self- development). The author proposes six key models of dialogue practice—psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, experiential, transpersonal, biological, and ecological—and shows how these models can be used to help transform sociohistorical trauma in clients. He then applies these six dialogue models to five common practice settings, including work with community divides, social justice work, peace and conflict work, dialogues with populations across the lifespan, and community therapy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412996150
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Pages: 251
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David Derezotes, LCSW, Ph D, is Professor at the College of Social Work, University of Utah, where he is Director of the Bridge Training Clinic and Chair of Practice and Mental Health. He also serves on faculty in the Peace and Conflict Studies, Religious Studies, and URLEND programs. He has a Ph D in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and a MSW from San Diego State University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah, where he has worked with the Indian Walk In Center and the Family Counseling Center. He currently is involved in many dialogue projects, including Bridging the Religious Divide, the Dialogue Training Group, and the White Male Privilege Group. He has published numerous textbooks and articles, including texts on Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice (2000), Revaluing Social Work: Implications of Emerging Science and Technology (2005), and Spiritually Oriented Social Work Practice (2006).

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Table of Contents

Section I: Sociohistorical Trauma, Transformation, and Dialogue
Introduction to Section I
Chapter 1 What Is Sociohistorical Trauma?: What Is Historical Trauma?
Chapter 2 What Is Transformation?
Chapter 3 Dialogue Practice
Chapter 4 The Development of the Dialogue Facilitator
Chapter 5 Basic Dialogue Phases, Tasks, and Issues
Section II: Dialogue Models
Introduction to Section II
Chapter 6 Psychodynamic Dialogue: Telling Our Stories
Chapter 7 Cognitive-Behavioral Dialogue: Exploring Attitudes and Behaviors
Chapter 8 Experiential-Humanistic Dialogue: Talking From the Heart
Chapter 9 Transpersonal Dialogue: Talking From Spirit
Chapter 10 Biological and Environmental Dialogue: Communicating With Our Bodies and Nature
Section III: Dialogue Applications
Introduction to Section III
Chapter 11 Bridging Divides Through Dialogue: Transforming Our Spaces of Misunderstanding
Chapter 12 Dialogue in Social Justice Work
Chapter 13 Dialogue in Peace and Conflict Work
Chapter 14 Dialogue Across the Life Span
Chapter 15 Community Therapy: Transforming Mental Health Challenges Through Dialogue

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