Counselling Skills for Working With Trauma

Counselling Skills for Working With Trauma

Healing From Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse

Book - 2013
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Jessica Kingsley Pub
This is a practical guide to counselling survivors of child abuse, neglect, sexual violence, sexual trafficking, religious sexual abuse, and torture. Written in an accessible style, it provides a comprehensive introduction to complex trauma and practical advice on how to work with it, manage trauma symptoms and encourage post traumatic growth.
Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma is a practical, introductory guide to counselling survivors of child abuse, neglect, rape, sexual violence, sexual trafficking, religious sexual abuse, and domestic abuse. Written in an accessible style, it provides a comprehensive introduction to complex trauma accompanied by advice on how to create a safe environment in which survivors can learn the skills to restore control over trauma symptoms, to aid healing and post traumatic growth. The book covers all of the key principles including: understanding the role of dissociation in complex trauma; the role of attachment; managing flashbacks, panic attacks, nightmares and dissociation; responding to shame and guilt; managing relationships; and the impact of working with complex trauma. It explores how practitioners can work more effectively with trauma, and offers techniques and skills which can easily be integrated into different therapeutic models.Featuring highlighted top tips, common pitfalls and a range of exercises, this is an essential guide for all professionals working with child and adult survivors of trauma.

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In this guide for professionals, Sanderson (psychology, U. of Roehampton and Birkbeck College, U. of London, UK) explains how to work with child and adult survivors of child abuse, neglect, rape, sexual violence, sexual trafficking, religious sexual abuse, and domestic abuse. She addresses the neurobiological and psychological impact of complex trauma and how to manage its core symptoms using the therapeutic model already in place and incorporating her therapeutic techniques. She discusses understanding trauma symptoms, the roles of dissociation and attachment, and assessment; safe trauma therapy, therapeutic challenges, building and maintaining the therapeutic relationship, and the process of recovery; establishing safety and control; teaching skills to improve daily life; managing sensations, feelings, grounding skills, flashbacks, panic attacks, nightmares, dissociation, negative thoughts and beliefs, fragmented memories, shame, guilt, self-blame, and self-harm; managing personal boundaries, relationships, sexuality, and loss and mourning; restoring reality and trust in the self, relapse prevention and maintaining self-care, and maintaining post-traumatic growth; and managing the impact on oneself. Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London :, Jessica Kingsley Publishers,, 2013
ISBN: 9781849053266
184905326X
9780857007438
Characteristics: 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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