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Understanding Trauma

Understanding Trauma

A Psychoanalytical Approach

  • Author: Caroline Garland
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429923570
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 256
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Revised edition with additional chapter. This book, from the Tavistock Clinic Series, is about what follows the breakdown in functioning, either short or longer-term, provoked by a traumatic event. The authors offer a psychoanalytical understanding of the meaning of the trauma for an individual, illuminating theory with detailed clinical illustration and case histories. A range of therapeutic procedures is described.Major disasters draw attention forcibly to their effects on the survivors. Less often recognised are the long-term after-effects of the huge number and variety of more private events, either accidental or deliberately inflicted, on an individual's subsequent emotional and working life. This book is about what follows the breakdown in functioning, either short or longer-term, provoked by a traumatic event.What is distinctive about this book is that its authors offer a psychoanalytical understanding of the meaning of the trauma for an individual, illuminating theory with detailed clinical illustration and case histories. They show the process of treatment as their patients restore meaning to their lives, moving towards a new integration in which the event becomes a part of the whole, no longer dominating either waking or sleeping life. A range of therapeutic procedures is described, including a short series of individual consultations, groups and full analysis. A challenging and innovative work, rooted in psychoanalysis, this collection thoughtfully describes in detail the work for the Unit for the Study of Trauma and its Aftermath in the Adult Department of the Tavistock Clinic.

Understanding Trauma

Understanding Trauma

Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives

  • Author: Laurence J. Kirmayer,Robert Lemelson,Mark Barad
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139462261
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: N.A
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This book analyzes the individual and collective experience of and response to trauma from a wide range of perspectives including basic neuroscience, clinical science, and cultural anthropology. Each perspective presents critical and creative challenges to the other. The first section reviews the effects of early life stress on the development of neural systems and vulnerability to persistent effects of trauma. The second section of the book reviews a wide range of clinical approaches to the treatment of the effects of trauma. The final section of the book presents cultural analyses of personal, social, and political responses to massive trauma and genocidal events in a variety of societies. This work goes well beyond the neurobiological models of conditioned fear and clinical syndrome of post-traumatic stress disorder to examine how massive traumatic events affect the whole fabric of a society, calling forth collective responses of resilience and moral transformation.

Understanding Trauma and Resilience

Understanding Trauma and Resilience

  • Author: Louise Harms
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137289295
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 228
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People's lives can be turned upside down in a moment. Whether it's a car accident, a terminal illness or the death of a family member, practitioners working across the people professions frequently find themselves working with service users, patients and clients who are survivors of trauma. How people deal with these life changes differs from one person to the next and there is no blanket explanation. Understanding Trauma and Resilience addresses the multifaceted nature of trauma by bringing together the many theoretical perspectives that explain how people cope with traumatic life experiences. Ranging between attachment, person-centred and anti-oppressive approaches, each chapter takes a contemporary approach and provides students and practitioners with an in-depth analysis of the histories, core assumptions and critiques of each perspective. Rich in theory and practice, case examples and case scenarios run throughout to demonstrate the integration of each approach in to real-life practice and to illustrate the different responses to trauma. Whether you are a student or practitioner of counselling, social work or mental health, this book provides the foundations for understanding people's responses and resilience against traumatic life experiences.

Understanding Trauma

Understanding Trauma

How to Overcome Post-Traumatic Stress

  • Author: Roger Baker
  • Publisher: Lion Books
  • ISBN: 0745957323
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 192
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What is post-traumatic stress disorder? What does it feel like? And how can it be overcome? Trauma is a term that many of us find alienating and clinical. But in fact trauma is something most people encounter at some point in life, and post-traumatic stress - far from being a mental disorder - is a normal reaction to abnormal events: even breaking a bone or witnessing a car crash. Drawing on 20 years of research and clinical practice, Roger Baker explains the many symptoms of post-traumatic stress and lays out a self help programme - emotional processing therapy - which can defuse the distressing memories of trauma and reduce the occurrence of flashbacks, nightmares and tensions. Professor Baker also advises strategies to prevent post-traumatic stress in the first place. Full of real-life case studies, this is essential reading for trauma sufferers, their family and friends, and specialists alike.

Understanding Trauma and Emotion

Understanding Trauma and Emotion

Dealing with trauma using an emotion-focused approach

  • Author: Colin Wastell
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 9781741153644
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 202
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A new approach for treating the traumatised client using the principles of emotion focused therapy

Understanding and Healing Emotional Trauma

Understanding and Healing Emotional Trauma

Conversations with pioneering clinicians and researchers

  • Author: Daniela F. Sieff
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317600711
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 248
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Understanding and Healing Emotional Trauma is an interdisciplinary book which explores our current understanding of the forces involved in both the creation and healing of emotional trauma. Through engaging conversations with pioneering clinicians and researchers, Daniela F. Sieff offers accessible yet substantial answers to questions such as: What is emotional trauma? What are the causes? What are its consequences? What does it mean to heal emotional trauma? and How can healing be achieved? These questions are addressed through three interrelated perspectives: psychotherapy, neurobiology and evolution. Psychotherapeutic perspectives take us inside the world of the unconscious mind and body to illuminate how emotional trauma distorts our relationships with ourselves and with other people (Donald Kalsched, Bruce Lloyd, Tina Stromsted, Marion Woodman). Neurobiological perspectives explore how trauma impacts the systems that mediate our emotional lives and well-being (Ellert Nijenhuis, Allan Schore, Daniel Siegel). And evolutionary perspectives contextualise emotional trauma in terms of the legacy we have inherited from our distant ancestors (James Chisholm, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, Randolph Nesse). Transforming lives affected by emotional trauma is possible, but it can be a difficult process. The insights shared in these lively and informative conversations can support and facilitate that process.This book will therefore be a valuable resource for psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors and other mental health professionals in practice and training, and also for members of the general public who are endeavouring to find ways through their own emotional trauma. In addition, because emotional trauma often has its roots in childhood, this book will also be of interest and value to parents, teachers and anyone concerned with the care of children.

Understanding Your Reactions to Trauma

Understanding Your Reactions to Trauma

A Guide for Survivors of Trauma and Their Families

  • Author: Claudia Herbert
  • Publisher: Blue Stallion Publications
  • ISBN: 9781904127024
  • Category: Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Page: 88
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This guide has been written to help people understand what goes on when you have been in a trauma and how to get over it. This guide is an incentive for people to do something that will help them heal from the often disturbing and overwhelming reactions to trauma so that they can re-claim their life as best as possible.

Understanding and Assessing Trauma in Children and Adolescents

Understanding and Assessing Trauma in Children and Adolescents

Measures, Methods, and Youth in Context

  • Author: Kathleen Nader
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135901694
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 512
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In this volume, Kathleen Nader has compiled an articulate and comprehensive guide to the complex process of assessment in youth and adolescent trauma. There are many issues that are important to evaluating children and adolescents, and it is increasingly clear that reliance on just one type of assessment does not provide the most accurate results. From history to recent advances, this book covers a wide range of methods and measures for assessing trauma, including case examples to illustrate the integration of these different facets. Altogether, the broad scope and inclusive depth of this work make it an essential addition to the field of trauma assessment.

Does Stress Damage the Brain?

Does Stress Damage the Brain?

Understanding Trauma-related Disorders from a Mind-body Perspective

  • Author: J. Douglas Bremner
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393703450
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 311
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Everyone who has ever experienced stress, or wondered about the effects of stress on their minds and bodies, will benefit from the insights in this clearly written and accessible book.

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

Current Research and Future Directions

  • Author: Harvey S. Levin,David Shum,Raymond C. K. Chan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199737525
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 460
  • View: 2953
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"All professionals working in the field of TBI will want to purchase this book as it brings I together the latest research in this complex area. Contributors from around the globe provide the latest information on historical, medical, cognitive, emotional, psychosocial and pharmacological issues in TBI. Also included are discussions of areas rarely addressed such as blast injuries and TBI in elderly people."---Professor Barbara A. Wilson, Oliver Zangwill Centre For Rehabilitation, Ely, United Kingdom --Book Jacket.