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Treating Survivors of Childhood Abuse: Psychotherapy for the Interrupted Life / Edition 1

Treating Survivors of Childhood Abuse: Psychotherapy for the Interrupted Life / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781593853129
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 06/07/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 371,444
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Marylene Cloitre, PhD, is the founding director of the Institute for Trauma and Stress at the New York University Child Study Center, and the Cathy and Stephen Graham Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Lisa R. Cohen, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the Social Intervention Group at the Columbia University School of Social Work. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in New York City, specializing in the treatment of complex trauma disorders.

Karestan C. Koenen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is also an experienced clinician, specializing in empirically validated treatments for PTSD.

Table of Contents

1. The Trauma of Childhood Abuse: A Resource Loss Model
2. Attachment: When Protector and Perpetrator Are One
3. Development in the Context of Deprivation
4. Treatment Rationale
5. Building Emotional and Social Resources: Overview of STAIR
6. Working with Traumatic Memories: Overview of NST
7. Extending the Narrative: Transforming Shame and Loss
8. Guidelines for Implementing Treatment
9. Assessment of Client and Match for Treatment
Phase I. Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR): Building Resources
10. Session 1: The Resource of Hope: Introducing the Client to Treatment
11. Session 2: The Resource of Feelings: Emotional Awareness
12. Session 3: Emotion Regulation
13. Session 4: Emotionally Engaged Living
14. Session 5: The Resource of Connection: Understanding Relationship Patterns
15. Session 6: Changing Relationship Patterns
16. Session 7: Agency in Relationships
17. Session 8: Flexibility in Relationships
Phase II. Narrative Story Telling (NST): Facing the Past and Imagining a Future
18. Moving from Skills Training to Narrative Processing of Trauma: How Do You Know Your Client Is Ready?
19. Session 9: Introduction to NST
20. Session 10: Narrative of First Memory
21. Sessions 11-15: Narratives of Fear
22. Sessions 11-15: Narratives of Shame
23. Sessions 11-15: Narratives of Loss
24. The Last Session
A. Resources
B. Examples of Assessment Measures by Domain


Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, and other professionals who work with adult trauma survivors; also of interest to researchers and graduate students.

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Treating Survivors of Childhood Abuse: Psychotherapy for the Interrupted Life 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
NovelKnightEMc More than 1 year ago
Written a while ago, this is a consistently useful workbook for both clients and providers. This excellent, if seemingly ancient, book is loaded with information and worksheets that are continually useful for both practitioners and to a lesser extent, perhaps, survivors. It includes information and a general plan for therapy that one could return to frequently. There are things written in this book that anyone in the trauma field should know or does know but somehow have escaped being written down. Especially helpful is the information on emotions, feelings, and interpersonal interactions including the therapeutic relationship. Sadly, the blurbs do it an injustice. It looks very formulaic, but it's meant to be individualized for each person -- using what might work, skipping others, circling back etc. I highly recommend this to anyone working with survivors and to survivors themselves. This book won't sit on your shelves holding a retelling of the same tale - it has easily copied worksheets and prompts that will suit a variety of individuals. One note on the format: this is one book I suggest choosing a physical copy for because to copy the great worksheets, a nice and big workbook is simply the better choice. Also, don't write in it so you can go back repeatedly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago