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The toxic nature of trauma can make it an overwhelming area of work. This book by a recognised expert adopts a systemic perspective, focusing on the individual in context. Very positively, it shows how every level of relationship can contribute to healing and that the meaning of traumatic experiences can be 'unfrozen' and revisited over time.
GERRILYN SMITH is Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist in the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services team, Royal Liverpool Children's Hospitals. She is widely published, including most recently authorship of 'The Protector's Handbook: Reducing the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse and Helping Children Recover' (BAAF 2008).
Table of Contents
PART I: THE GATEWAY TO PRACTICE Diagnostic Labels Across the Life Span Resiliencies Across the life Span PART I: THE FIELD OF PRACTICE Engagement and Creating a Safe Context Stories We Tell Ourselves Working Systemically with PTSD Symptoms PART III: THE PRACTICE NEIGHBOURHOOD Working with Family, Friends & Community Supervision References