Normal human development progresses through a process of differentiation and integration, and it is distorted and impeded by the fusion and fragmentation resulting from traumatic experiences. The Impact of Complex Trauma on Development documents the pathological consequences of chronic interpersonal trauma on psychological development, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. It provides an integrative approach to therapy that is based on a rich psychoanalytically-oriented developmental psychology.
Cheryl Arnold, PhD, is an adjuct professor of psychology at the University of Denver, and she has a private practice in Centennial, Colorado. Ralph Fisch, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Denver, and he has a private practice in Denver, Colorado.
1 Preface 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 I. Chapter 4 1. What Is Complex Interpersonal Trauma-and Why Does It Matter Chapter 5 2. Early Development and Attachment: The Earliest Interpersonal Trauma Chapter 6 3. Understanding the World Through Sensation, Perception, and Imagery Chapter 7 4. Fully Awake Chapter 8 5. Emotional Development and Complex Trauma Chapter 9 6. The Impact of Complex Trauma on Cognitive Development Chapter 10 7. Memory and Complex Trauma Chapter 11 8. The Impact of Trauma on Behavior Chapter 12 9. Identity Development and Complex Trauma Chapter 13 10. Complex Trauma and Relationships Part 14 II. Chapter 15 11. The Importance of Ongoing Assessment Chapter 16 12. Treatment of Complex Trauma: Relationships Chapter 17 13. Treatment of Complex Trauma: Constriction and Intrusions Chapter 18 14. Treatment of COmplex Trauma: Integration Chapter 19 15. Conclusions and Cultural Implications 20 Bibliography 21 Index 22 About the Authors