Complex Psychological Trauma takes clinicians beyond the standard approaches for treating simple, single-stressor incident PTSD. Here the focus is on the major choice points that establish the relational conditions for growth and change. In these pages, new and experienced clinicians alike will find specific guidance for acting in a relationally healing manner and refreshingly practical, real-life advice on what to say in challenging therapy situations.
Philip J. Kinsler, PhD, ABPP, is an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and instructor of psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is a past president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and the New Hampshire Psychological Association.
Part I: Core Questions and Concepts. 1. Introduction Part II: Theoretical Lenses 2. The Therapist's Thinking Tasks 3. Contributions of the Less Trauma Aware Schools of Therapy 4. The More Trauma-Aware Theories 5. What Can We Learn from Outcome Studies of Psychotherapy? 6. The Three-Stage Consensus Model of Treatment 7. The Six Choice Points Defined Part III: The Six Crises in Detail 8. The Opening Gambit 9. The First Crisis/Emergency 10. The Empty Depression 11. Omnivorous Rage 12. Rebuilding the Devastated Life 13. Patterns of Termination