Trauma Recovery and Empowerment: A Clinician's Guide for Working with Women in Groups

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Millions of women seek help every year for troubling depression or anxiety, for puzzling physical symptoms like headaches, muscle aches, and stomach cramps, for addictions to drugs, alcohol, or food and for problems with relationships. What their therapists or physicians are beginning to discover is that trauma, whether past or ongoing, is the cause of many of these problems. For almost five years, 27 clinicians and more than 500 participants have developed and refined the interventions contained in this manual, ...
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Overview

Millions of women seek help every year for troubling depression or anxiety, for puzzling physical symptoms like headaches, muscle aches, and stomach cramps, for addictions to drugs, alcohol, or food and for problems with relationships. What their therapists or physicians are beginning to discover is that trauma, whether past or ongoing, is the cause of many of these problems. For almost five years, 27 clinicians and more than 500 participants have developed and refined the interventions contained in this manual, combining the best elements of the social skills training, psycho-educational and psychodynamic techniques, and the peer support groups that studies show are highly effective with survivors. Trauma Recovery and Empowerment guides leaders through the entire trauma recovery process. Each section includes specific discussion questions, a sampling of typical responses, and experimental exercises for each topic. A first-person account by a trauma survivor or therapist brings each session to life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684843230
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 398,256
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
General Instructions to Group Leaders 1
Pt. I Empowerment
1 Introductory Session 13
2 What It Means to Be a Woman 19
3 What Do You Know and How Do You Feel About Your Body? 26
4 Physical Boundaries 34
5 Emotional Boundaries: Setting Limits and Asking for What You Want 41
6 Self-Esteem 49
7 Developing Ways to Feel Better: Self-Soothing 56
8 Intimacy and Trust 62
9 Female Sexuality 68
10 Sex with a Partner 74
11 Transition Session from Empowerment to Trauma Recovery 81
Pt. II Trauma Recovery
12 Gaining an Understanding of Trauma 87
13 The Body Remembers What the Mind Forgets 96
14 What Is Physical Abuse? 103
15 What Is Sexual Abuse? 109
16 Physical Safety 115
17 What Is Emotional Abuse? 120
18 Institutional Abuse 125
19 Abuse and Psychological or Emotional Symptoms 130
20 Trauma and Addictive or Compulsive Behavior 135
21 Abuse and Relationships 141
Pt. III Advanced Trauma Recovery Issues
22 Family - Myths and Distortions 153
23 Family Life: Current 161
24 Decision Making: Trusting Your Judgment 167
25 Communication: Making Yourself Understood 172
26 Self-Destructive Behaviors 178
27 Blame, Acceptance, and Forgiveness 184
28 Feeling Out of Control 189
29 Relationships 196
30 Personal Healing 202
Pt. IV Closing Rituals
31 Truths and Myths About Abuse 209
32 What It Means to Be a Woman 215
33 Closing Ritual 219
Pt. V Modifications or Supplements for Special Populations
1 Women Diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness 227
2 Incarcerated Women 249
3 Women Who Are Parents 278
4 Women Who Abuse 324
5 Male Survivors 354
Pt. VI Appendix
Item A Trauma Group Notebook 403
Item B Self-Esteem Thermometer 406
Item C Self-Esteem Achievement Chart (Example) 407
Item D Self-Esteem Achievement Chart 408
Item E Comfort Strategies 409
Item F Intimacy Network 410
Item G Road Map 411
Item H Literature Sources 412
Item I Autobiography in Five Chapters (Poem) 413
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