Understanding Trauma and Dissociation

Understanding Trauma and Dissociation

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by Lynn Mary Karjala
     
 

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Dr. Lynn Karjala unravels the mystery of dissociation in this “must-read” book for psychotherapists who treat the aftereffects of trauma, as well as for trauma survivors and their loved ones. In simple and clear language, she explains the connection between dissociation, trauma, and the devastating physical and psychological symptoms that stem from them…  See more details below

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Dr. Lynn Karjala unravels the mystery of dissociation in this “must-read” book for psychotherapists who treat the aftereffects of trauma, as well as for trauma survivors and their loved ones. In simple and clear language, she explains the connection between dissociation, trauma, and the devastating physical and psychological symptoms that stem from them. She offers a thorough description and understanding of the three phases of trauma treatment, with an eminently practical guide for using the Quintessential Safe Place to minimize the terrifying experience of retraumatization by the flooding of traumatic feelings and thoughts. There is an engaging description of the “critical voice/protectors,” a very active internal system aimed, among other things, at derailing treatment and preventing the patient from experiencing any hope of recovery. Finally, there is an introduction to mind-body techniques and their application to the treatment of trauma. An essential addition to the library of any psychotherapist working with dissociative patients and a valuable resource for trauma survivors and their loved ones.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012455314
Publisher:
ThomasMax Publishing
Publication date:
03/20/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
116
Sales rank:
1,197,965
File size:
352 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Karjala is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Roswell, Georgia. In addition to her general practice, she has specialized training and extensive clinical experience in the treatment of trauma, as well as in the training of other clinicians in both conventional and alternative approaches to treatment. She has given numerous presentations on these topics in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada. Before going into clinical practice, she spent several years as a university professor, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on child, adolescent, and life-span development and the psychology of death and dying.

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Understanding Trauma and Dissociation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I found this book very helpful and easy to read. The author does a good job of taking you through the steps of some newer techniques to use in healing. This is a must read for anyone 'patients or therapists'recovering and healing from trauma, regardless of the source of the trauma. If you are healing from trauma, it may be best to work with a therapist until you get the techniques described in the book working well.