Posttraumatic growth is the phenomenon of positive change through struggle with even the most horrible sets of circumstances. People who experience it tend to describe three general types of change: realistically stronger feelings of vulnerability that are nonetheless accompanied by stronger feelings of personal resilience, closer and deeper relationships with others, and a stronger sense of spirituality.
Posttraumatic growth has only recently become an important focus of interest for researchers and practitioners. Drawing on a burgeoning professional literature as well as on their own extensive clinical experience, the authors present strategies for helping clients effect all three types of positive change - strategies that have been tested in a variety of groups facing a variety of crises and traumas. Their concise yet comprehensive practical guide will be welcomed by all those who counsel persons grappling with the worst life has to offer.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)|
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface. Trauma and Growth: Processes and Outcomes. Case Examples of Posttraumatic Growth. The Process of Encouraging Posttraumatic Growth: An Overview. Helping Clients Develop New Views of Vulnerability and Strength. Helping Clients Make Changes in Relationships. Helping Clients Toward Philosophical and Spiritual Growth. Posttraumatic Growth: Issues for Clinicians. Resources for Clinicians and Clients.