9780814747537

Overcoming Childhood Trauma : A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

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  • ISBN13:

    9780814747537

  • ISBN10:

    0814747531

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-09-01
  • Publisher: New York University Press
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Summary

Child abuse, whether emotional, physical, or sexual, can be the source of enduring difficulties in adulthood.Overcoming Childhood Traumais a self-help manual for those who are struggling with the aftereffects of having suffered from abuse in childhood.Based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy, this book will help readers to understand the links between past trauma and present difficulties, offering methods of gaining control over these problems in order to deal with intrusive memories, manage mood swings, and build better relationships in adulthood. The volume includes an introduction to the origin and nature of childhood trauma and contains a complete self-help program, as well as work sheets to help readers to track their progress.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
Peter Cooper
Preface xiii
PART ONE: Understanding Childhood Trauma and Recovery 1(62)
What Do We Mean by Childhood Trauma?
3(6)
What Problems Are Linked with Childhood Trauma?
9(11)
Recovering from Childhood Trauma
20(7)
How Problems Develop
27(11)
What Keeps a Problem Going: The Five Elements
38(11)
Putting Your Difficulties in Context
49(9)
How Can Cognitive Behavioral Techniques Help?
58(5)
PART TWO: Preparing for Change 63(60)
Obstacles to Recovery
65(7)
Deciding What You Want
72(5)
Building a Repertoire of Coping Strategies
77(8)
Managing Problem Memories
85(10)
Working on Your Self-Image and Self-Protection
95(10)
Getting a Balanced Perspective
105(18)
PART THREE: Working Through Key Issues 123(88)
Understanding Blame
125(11)
Anger: Feeling It and Dealing With It
136(13)
Choosing to Speak Out or to Confront Someone
149(8)
Communicating with Your Family
157(10)
Opening Up to Others
167(11)
Managing Sexual Difficulties
178(12)
Reflecting on Losses
190(6)
Looking after Yourself from Now On
196(10)
Continuing the Work
206(5)
Epilogue 211(2)
Index 213(4)
Appendix: Monitoring Sheets 217

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