Reconstructing Meaning After Trauma: Theory, Research, And Practice

Paperback | January 4, 2017

byElizabeth M Altmaier

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Reconstructing Meaning After Trauma: Theory, Research, and Practice informs actual therapeutic work with clients who present with traumas or other life disruptions by providing clinicians with information on the construction of meaning. It includes material on diverse mechanisms of clinical change and positive-promoting processes. The book covers identifiable treatments and specific lines of research in assisting clients in developing new meaning, such as posttraumatic growth after sexual assault, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, destructive natural phenomena, such as hurricanes, and refugee experiences , and finding benefit in the context of loss-loss of health, or loss of a loved one . Addresses a specific treatment or line of research Includes extended case vignettes at the beginning of each chapter Describes the associated theoretical background for each method Summarizes the research supporting each mechanism Concludes with a discussion of future directions for treatment, research, and theory

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Reconstructing Meaning After Trauma: Theory, Research, and Practice informs actual therapeutic work with clients who present with traumas or other life disruptions by providing clinicians with information on the construction of meaning. It includes material on diverse mechanisms of clinical change and positive-promoting processes. The ...

Elizabeth Altmaier, PhD, is Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, College of Education, University of Iowa. Professor Altmaier's research interests concern adjustment to and coping with challenging events and circumstances; her publications focus on cancer and its treatment, interpersonal offense...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:214 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 4, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128030151

ISBN - 13:9780128030158

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Psychology of Meaning 3. Global and Situational Meanings After Trauma 4. Posttraumatic Growth After Cancer 5. Meaning Making After Childhood Sexual Abuse 6. Changes in Religiosity After Trauma 7. Intentional Use of Spirituality in Treating Child Trafficking Victims 8. The Influence of Culture on the Re-Creation of Meaning 9. The Self and its Construal Among Eating Disordered Women 10. Loss and Bereavement: Meaning Reconstruction 11. Hope in Relation to Meaning Among Parents of Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses 12. Forgiveness as a Path to Meaning 13. Applications to Theory and Research 14. Applications to Clinical Work