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Traumatic Experience and the Brain is the result of Dr. Dave Ziegler's three decades of experience with children traumatized by abuse and/or neglect. Containing almost 100 pages of new material, this newly revised and updated second edition details the effect of trauma on the developing brain, describing how it actually rewires one's perceptions of self, others, and the world. It is a book of hope for foster, natural, and adoptive parents of such "broken" children and the therapists, teachers and social workers who attempt to help them. Dave Ziegler, M.S., Ph.D., is the director of Jasper Mountain, a residential treatment program in Oregon for some of society's most damaged children.
Dr. Dave Ziegler has seen, first hand, the effects on the brain of traumatic experiences during infancy and early childhood. As a result of his research and extensive experience with traumatized children, he describes in understandable terms the complex neural functioning of a very young brain. His work with trauma victims has exposed the formation of developmental psychopathology and the emotional triggers that are so resistant to change. His career is focused on ways to help traumatized individuals, and professionals who help them, learn new methods of healing deeply ingrained trauma. Dr. Ziegler is Executive Director of Jasper Mountain, a treatment program based in Oregon that treats some of society's most damaged children.
Table of Contents
|The Blueprint of the Human Brain||p. 1|
|The Human Computer||p. 2|
|Neurons: The Building Blocks of the Brain||p. 7|
|The Main Centers of the Brain||p. 10|
|The Brain Stem||p. 11|
|The Diencephalon||p. 12|
|The Limbic System||p. 14|
|The Neocortex||p. 16|
|The Human Being-Least Suited of the Animal Kingdom for Independent Survival at Birth||p. 18|
|The Role of the Brain in Adaptation||p. 21|
|Use-Dependent Neurodevelopment||p. 21|
|Neuro Templates||p. 24|
|Core Processes of Neurodevelopment||p. 27|
|Memory and Adaptation||p. 29|
|The Purpose of Memory||p. 32|
|Types of Memory||p. 33|
|Treatment Implications||p. 36|
|Trauma and the Brain||p. 39|
|Effects of Trauma on the Body||p. 53|
|Treatment Implications||p. 56|
|The Effects of Trauma on Perception and Internal Experience||p. 59|
|Biological States Produced by Trauma||p. 59|
|Stuck in Survival Mode||p. 62|
|Absence of Self-Regulation Is Pervasive Among Traumatized Children||p. 62|
|Self-Aggression - Never Intended by Nature||p. 64|
|Perception of Retraumatization||p. 67|
|Deprivation of Experience||p. 68|
|Trauma Response Continuum||p. 73|
|Treatment Implications||p. 76|
|Trauma and Self-Perception||p. 79|
|Inner Working Model of Self-Perception||p. 80|
|Set Points of Self-Perception||p. 87|
|Behaviors Produced by the Traumatized Self||p. 89|
|Treatment Implications||p. 90|
|How Traumatized Children Perceive Others||p. 93|
|Perceptual Inner Working Models of Others||p. 94|
|Safety Threat||p. 95|
|Interpersonal Threat||p. 98|
|Easy Mark||p. 102|
|Emotional Set Points Related to Others||p. 105|
|Treatment Implications||p. 108|
|The World View of Traumatized Children||p. 111|
|Inner Working Model of the World||p. 111|
|Emotions - From a Help to a Hindrance||p. 115|
|Negative Perceptions of the World Affect Behavior||p. 118|
|Treatment Implications||p. 119|
|From Neural Templates to Inner Working Models||p. 123|
|The Brain Is Built from Experience||p. 123|
|Neurons to Neural Networks to Neural Templates||p. 125|
|Experience to Memory to Inner Working Models||p. 127|
|Treatment Implications||p. 133|
|Four Case Examples - Understanding and Intervening||p. 135|
|Not So Crazy Mike||p. 135|
|Renee Put the "R" in Rage||p. 141|
|Brad's Brain Impairment||p. 146|
|Taming the Animal Within Tammy||p. 153|
|Treatment Can Make a World of Difference||p. 159|
|The Primary Ingredients of Trauma Therapy||p. 161|
|Trauma Is More Than a Diagnosis||p. 162|
|Trauma Is an Internal Experience||p. 163|
|Primary Goals of Trauma Therapy||p. 165|
|Cognitive Responses to Trauma||p. 165|
|Affective Responses to Trauma||p. 166|
|Behavioral Responses to Trauma||p. 167|
|The Ten Necessary Steps of Trauma Therapy||p. 169|
|Trauma Treatment is a Difficult but Rewarding Journey||p. 179|
|Neurological Reparative Therapy: A Roadmap for the Therapeutic Journey||p. 181|
|The Five Goals of NRT||p. 185|
|Facilitate Perceptual Changes of the Self, Others and the Child's Inner Working Model||p. 186|
|Enhance Neuro-integration||p. 191|
|Alter the Region of the Brain that Processes Information||p. 196|
|Facilitate Orbitofrontal Cortex Activation||p. 200|
|Neuro-template Development Through Repetitive Practice||p. 205|
|Neurological Reparative Therapy in Practice||p. 209|
|The Five Steps of NRT||p. 210|
|Assess the Extent and Causes of Neurological Impairment||p. 211|
|Identify Specific Cognitive, Emotional and Behavioral Problematic Impairments||p. 213|
|Implement Interventions Addressing the Identified Problematic Emotional and Behavioral Symptoms||p. 217|
|Decondition the Child's Stress Response Cycle Through Multiple Forms of Relaxation and Allostatic Training||p. 221|
|Environmental Enhancements Promoting the Building Blocks of Brain Development||p. 228|
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