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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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 (

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


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