Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization & Recovery

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Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery

by A. B. Baranowsky , J. E. Gentry , D. F. Schultz (2011, 2nd Ed.)

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The essential toolkit for treating trauma victims – now even more comprehensive.

This highly regarded handbook is designed to help guide clinicians through the dense forest of trauma treatment. Now in its 2nd revised and substantially expanded edition, it is full of techniques and protocols to assist therapists in their challenging work with trauma survivors. With its emphasis upon cognitive behavioral interventions, this book is an up-to-date tool kit for any psychotherapist working with any client

The text is divided into three main sections corresponding to Herman’s (1992) Triphasic Model: Safety and Stabilization, Remembrance and Mourning, and Reconnection. The authors present, clearly and in detail, an array of techniques, protocols, and interventions in the four categories of cognitive, behavioral, body oriented, and emotional/relational to assist the clinician in navigating each of these three phases. A section on Integrative & Clinician Self-Care Models to help ensure the well being of practitioners working with trauma patients is also included.

From the reviews:

“[The books]provides therapists and clinicians with excellent resources and guidance for working with subjects with trauma-related disorders.[…] Overall, this is a user-friendly guidebook for trauma therapy. Templates and worksheets are handy and lend themselves to reproduction for clinical use. Moreover, they can be used in a highly individualized way to fit into the scenarios of different patients. This book teaches us practically about ‘how to’ implement cognitive behavioural treatments for subjects with traumatic experiences.[…] This book is well thought-out and helpful.”

Angel Tsang in East Asian Arch Psychiatry, Vol. 21, 2011

“Both novice and advanced practitioners will gain invaluable knowledge and insights into the treatment of trauma survivors… This book gives clinicians step-by-step instructions on how to implement the treatment techniques… A comprehensive, easy-to-read, and easy-to-understand guidebook for providing individualized treatment for trauma victims.”

Nicholas Greco IV, MS, in Doody’s Book Review

From reviews of the first edition:

“This important book offers a comprehensive guide for clinicians working with the traumatized… an excellent resource for trainers, teachers, and educators.”

Charles R. Figley, PhD, Florida State University Traumatology Institute, Tallahassee, FL

“A scholarly, highly innovative book for practice… [We] have to be prepared to help victims in an efficient, straightforward, time-limited fashion. This book is essential for such preparation.”

Béla Buda, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist, in Crisis, Vol. 2

“A comprehensive and well-thought out guidebook which provides clinicians with the necessary tools and techniques… one of the most complete guidebooks available on trauma… an excellent graduate level teaching tool… A very impressive addition to the mental health field.”

Nicholas Greco IV, MS, in Doody’s Book Review

“Down-to-earth, easy to comprehend, and written in a style that allows a good grasp of one principle before moving on to the next… a helpful book that includes valuable information and specific techniques, good for both training and clinical practice.”

John C. Linton in PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 50

“Built on a strong empirically based foundation, this book is a must read for all therapists working with survivors of traumatic events.”

Mark D. Lerner, PhD, Past President, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress