The Trauma Treatment Handbook: Protocols Across the Spectrum

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Overview

The therapist’s go-to source for treating a range of traumatized patients.
With so many trauma treatments to choose from, how can a therapist know which is best for his or her client? In a single, accessible volume, Robin Shapiro explains them all, making sense of the treatment options available, their advantages and disadvantages, and how to determine which treatments are best suited to which clients.

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Editorial Reviews

International Hypnosis Research Institute
“[D]ue to the complexity of traumas the various approaches warrant significant discussion. In this volume Shapiro has done so brilliantly…[C]an be appreciated by both the experienced clinician as well as members of the general public…[I] welcome Shapiro’s book and highly recommend it to anyone concerned about helping others or themselves surmount this affliction.”
Hypnosis Depot
“What a great book. Plainly written, packed with information and resources, the author demonstrates an astonishing depth of knowledge, grasp of scores of trauma therapies, along with compassion and warm empathy for trauma survivors. All this underscored with a scientific objectivity and a lively sense of humor….This book gives the therapist – novice or experienced – a massive choice of approaches to apply to a specific traumatized client.”
The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter
“[A] practical resource for those needing a comparative overview of the various trauma treatment methods available.”
Diana Fosha
“This is a thorough, accessible, and very practical book, filled with resources and sound ideas, filtered through the intelligence and experience of a savvy, compassionate, down-to-earth, and very experienced clinician. It is like a travel guide to the land of trauma and trauma treatment: if you are new to it, it will orient you to all there is to do and see; if you’re a frequent traveler, it is a worthwhile reminder of all that is out there, above and beyond the familiar places you always visit. One couldn’t ask for a better guide. I highly recommend it.”
Stephen W. Porges
“Robin Shapiro's user-friendly, easy-to-read handbook succinctly informs professionals of the numerous clinical treatments available for trauma patients. In a systematic format the volume provides an elegant vehicle for the clinician to unravel the complex overlapping features of treatments, and to understand how many contemporary treatments are historically dependent on early innovators and common theoretical models.”
Onno van der Hart
“The Trauma Treatment Handbook is a most welcome addition to the vastly growing trauma literature. Robin Shapiro, a gifted clinician and writer, helps readers understand what it means to be traumatized, how it may affect people in various domains of their lives and what healing entails. In particular, she expertly helps those who need trauma therapy to consider which therapeutic approaches might be most suitable to their needs.”
Kathy Steele
“Clinicians new to the field of trauma will delight in Robin Shapiro's latest contribution. The Trauma Treatment Handbook distills highly complex theories and treatments down to their essence, a gift to those not yet informed about the wide array of important therapeutic approaches for those who have been traumatized. And this book is not only for clinicians: traumatized individuals will discover a clear map to help negotiate the complex maze of treatments currently available, in order to find the right combination for themselves.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393706185
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/11/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 949,752
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Shapiro, MSW, LICSW, the editor of two EMDR Solutions books and The Trauma Treatment Handbook, is in private practice in Seattle. She is known for her informative, user-friendly workshops, insightful clinical consultation, and her popular blog Trauma & Attachment Therapy. She is proud to serve on the board of the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Acronyms

Foreword Daniel J. Siegel Siegel, Daniel J.

Introduction 1

I Trauma and Dissociation

1 Trauma 7

2 Dissociation 17

II Getting Ready

3 Assessment 27

4 Preparation 43

III Trauma Treatments

5 Mindfulness 57

6 Psychodynamic Therapies 67

7 Exposure Therapies 77

8 Cognitive Behavior Therapy 83

9 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing 93

10 Somatic Therapies 101

11 Hypnotherapy 107

12 Energy Psychology 113

13 Brainspotting & Observed Experiential Integration 119

14 Reenactment Protocol 123

15 David Grove's Trauma Therapy 127

16 Neurofeedback 129

17 Medications 131

IV Therapies for Complex Trauma

18 The Trauma of Disrupted Attachment 139

19 Ego State Therapies 147

20 Structural Dissociation: Phase-Oriented Treatment 163

21 Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder 171

V Special Cases in Trauma Therapy

22 Military 185

23 Grief and Traumatic Grief 195

24 Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse 199

25 Relational Trauma 203

VI Self-Care

26 Self-Care for Trauma Therapists 207

Appendix of Trauma-Related Diagnoses 211

References 217

Index 225

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