Victims of sexual and physical trauma can feel lost and disconnected from themselves and others. Christiane Sanderson's new book explains how counsellors can restore connection to self and others, and facilitate recovery within a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship.
To understand fully the harm caused by interpersonal trauma, professionals must first recognize its complex nature, and the psychological and emotional impact of exposure to control and terror. This book examines the therapeutic techniques and specific challenges faced by professionals when working with survivors of interpersonal trauma. The author explores issues such as safety and protection, the long-term effects of trauma and the importance of visiting past experiences and assessing their impact on the present.
This book is essential reading for counsellors, therapists, social workers, mental health professionals, health care professionals including GPs and midwives, legal professionals and all those working with survivors of interpersonal trauma such as sexual violence, child abuse, domestic abuse, elder abuse, institutional abuse and abuse by professionals.
Christiane Sanderson is a lecturer in Psychology at London University, Birkbeck College, and visiting lecturer in the School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University. With 21 years' experience working in child sexual abuse interpersonal abuse and trauma, she has provided consultancy and training to parents, teachers, social workers, nurses, therapists, counsellors, the NSPCC and the Metropolitan Police Service. She is author of Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse, Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, 3rd edition and The Seduction of Children: Empowering Parents and Teachers to Protect Children from Child Sexual Abuse, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Introduction. PART I. Chapter 1. What is Interpersonal Trauma? Chapter 2. The Dynamics of Interpersonal Trauma. Chapter 3. The Impact and Long Term Effects of Interpersonal Trauma. Chapter 4. Creating a Secure Base: Fundamental Principles of Safe Trauma Therapy Chapter 5 Working with Interpersonal Trauma. PART II. Chapter 6. Child Abuse as Interpersonal Trauma. Chapter 7. Child Sexual Abuse as Interpersonal Trauma. Chapter 8. Rape as Interpersonal trauma . Chapter 9. Sexual Exploitation: Child and Adult Prostitution, Human Trafficking and Sexual Slavery Chapter 10. Domestic Abuse as Interperosnal Trauma. Chapter 11. Elder Abuse as Interpersonal Trauma Chapter 12. Institutional Abuse as Interpersonal Trauma Chapter 13. Professional Abuse as Interpersonal Trauma Chapter 14. Professional Challenges and Impact of Counselling Survivors of Interperosnal Trauma. PART III. Chapter 15. Professional Issues. Chapter 16. Impact of Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma. Resources. Bibliography. Index.