Treating Complex Trauma and Dissociation is the ideal guide for the front-line clinician whose clients come in with histories of trauma, abuse, self-injury, flashbacks, suicidal behavior, and more. The book helps clinicians develop their own responses and practical solutions to common questions, including "How do I handle this?" "What do I say?" and "What can I do?" Treating Complex Trauma and Dissociation is the book clinicians will want to pick up when they're stuck and is a handy reference that provides the tools needed to deal with difficult issues in therapy. It is supportive and respectful of both therapist and client, and, most of all, useful in the office.
Lynette S. Danylchuk, PhD, a clinical psychologist and past president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), has been working in the trauma field since the mid-1980s, in private practice, teaching, and presenting internationally. Kevin J. Connors, MS, past vice president of ISSTD, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, an active leader in the field for 35 years, and in private practice in Long Beach, California.
Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1: Understanding Complex Trauma and Dissociation 1. The Meaning and Impact of Interpersonal Trauma 2. Complex Trauma and Dissociation 3. Neurobiology of Trauma and Dissociation 4. Diagnosis Part 2: Treatment 5. Overview of the 3 Stage Phasic Model of Treatment and Tasks of Each Stage Part 3: Complicating Factors - Heads Up - The Person You Will Be Treating Comes With More Than You Know 6. Foundational Issues 7. Challenging Behaviors 8. Difficult Emotions Part 4: The Trauma Therapist 9. Maintaining the Balance 10. Conclusion Links References Index