Trauma Recovery Group: A Guide for Practitionersby Michaela Mendelsohn, Judith Lewis Herman, Emily Schatzow, Diya Kallivayalil
Rich with expert, practical guidance for therapists, this book presents an evidence-based group treatment approach for survivors of interpersonal trauma. This time-limited treatment is designed for clients who have achieved basic safety and stability in present-day life and who are ready to work on the more enduring ways that trauma has harmed their self-perception and relationships. Vivid case examples and transcripts illustrate the process of screening, selecting, and orienting group members and helping them craft and work toward individualized goals, while optimizing the healing power of group interactions. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes reproducible handouts, worksheets, and flyers.
"This comprehensive resource adds significantly to the available resources on treatment for trauma, walking the therapist through the entire process of group-based exposure and trauma processing. The group format is especially important for the traumatizedit provides a context in which to give and receive support and feedback and to break the isolation and shame associated with trauma. Bravo for this exciting new treatment contribution!"Christine A. Courtois, PhD, private practice, Washington, DC "Presenting a well-known group treatment for trauma survivors, this book makes a substantial contribution. The goals and structure of the therapy are described in a clear and accessible way so that providers of various levels of experience can implement it. Sensitivity to the relational aspects of trauma recovery pervades the book and is evident in the careful attention to group interactions, elements of effective co-leadership, and the role of supervision. This principled, practical guide is steeped in clinical wisdom accumulated over years of experience. There is no false step in this book."Marylene Cloitre, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center
"A comprehensive, practical, evidence-based guide. This volume provides everything needed to successfully conduct the Trauma Recovery Group. The book is unique in combining theory, numerous clinical examples, outcome data, and reproducible forms for everything from advertisement to evaluation. The authors are respected, experienced clinicians whose scientific approach and clinical skills shine throughout the book. It's a trauma clinician's dream come true."Elizabeth S. Bowman, MD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurology, Indiana University, and private practice in psychiatry
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Meet the Author
Michaela Mendelsohn, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice in Cambridge and Wellesley, Massachusetts. She is also a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mendelsohn completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Victims of Violence (VOV) Program at the Cambridge Health Alliance, where she subsequently worked as a clinician and researcher and continues to provide supervision and consultation.
Judith Lewis Herman, MD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of Training at the VOV Program at the Cambridge Health Alliance.
Emily Schatzow, MEd, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a trainer and senior consultant for VISIONS, Inc., a nonprofit organization advising public and private institutions on workplace diversity. She is also a Research Associate in Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School.
Melissa Coco, LICSW, is a senior clinician and supervisor at the VOV Program and the Outpatient Psychiatry Department at the Cambridge Health Alliance and a faculty member in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Diya Kallivayalil, PhD, is a staff psychologist in the Outpatient Psychiatry Department at the Cambridge Health Alliance and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Jocelyn Levitan, MA, is a doctoral student in the Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a former Research Coordinator at the VOV Program.
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