Trauma: A Practitioner's Guide to Counselling

Paperback | February 8, 2002

byThom SpiersEditorThom Spiers

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In recent years a number of high-profile disasters have heightened public awareness of the impact of trauma. This book offers a comprehensive guide to all aspects of trauma counselling, covering:
* trauma assessment
* resourcing the trauma client
* trauma aftercare
* working with trauma in private practice
* trauma and the therapist
* a brief history of trauma.
This practical and effective guide to trauma counselling will be invaluable to counsellors, GPs, social workers, human resource managers, emergency response organisations and all those involved in treating trauma victims using counselling skills.

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In recent years a number of high-profile disasters have heightened public awareness of the impact of trauma. This book offers a comprehensive guide to all aspects of trauma counselling, covering:* trauma assessment* resourcing the trauma client* trauma aftercare* working with trauma in private practice* trauma and the therapist* a brie...

Thom Spiersis Head of Counselling at London Underground Occupational Health, Marylebone, London.
Format:PaperbackPublished:February 8, 2002Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415186951

ISBN - 13:9780415186957

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Trauma Assessment. Resourcing the Trauma Client. Trauma Aftercare - a4 Stage Model. Working with Trauma in Private Practice. Trauma and Spirituality. Trauma and the Therapist. A Brief History of Trauma.

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"This is an edited collection of chapters on assessment and treatment of PTSD written by London -based counselors who have extensive experience with victims of trauma.The editor hopes to provide a book that addresses more than cognitive and verbal practice in working with clients with PTSD with the aim of integrating mind, body, and spirit.Based on the topic, the book seems dircted to a mixed audience, ranging from those who provide immediate debriefing and assessment of trauma victims to those who do more long-term therapy. One of the most contributions of this book is its concerns and directives about what not to do to the client, with a primary focus on re-establishing trust and connection for the person for whom this has been lost Examples of careful pracing help illustrate this message."-Patricia E. Murphy, PhD Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center