Many women who free themselves from violent domestic situations experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) long after they achieve physical and emotional safety. A ringing telephone or a crowded city street threatens a potential encounter with their abuser. People they care for seem far away, and things they used to enjoy offer neither pleasure nor relief. Their long, sleepless nights drag on.
If you’ve freed yourself from an abusive relationship but still suffer from its effects, this program of trauma recovery techniques can help you take back your peace of mind. Based on a clinically proven set of techniques called cognitive trauma therapy (CTT), the exercises in this workbook will help you address feelings of guilt, anger, depression, anxiety, and stress. You'll learn how to break down the negative thoughts that might be cycling in your mind and how to replace them with positive, constructive affirmations. Later in the program, you'll be guided through controlled exposure to abuse reminders, which will enable you to face the fears you might otherwise spend a lifetime avoiding. The program begins and ends with techniques for becoming your own best advocate—an informed, confident person with all the strength you need to create the secure, fulfilling life you deserve.
Mari McCaig, MSCP, is a victim and witness counselor for the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney in Honolulu, HI. She provides counseling for people who have been involved in criminal cases.
Edward S. Kubany, PhD, was employed for fourteen years as a research clinical psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since 1990, he has specialized in the assessment and treatment of PTSD in his research and clinical practice. Kubany has more than twenty-five peer-reviewed publications, was principle investigator or co-principal investigator on four federal grants
Written by a well-known researcher, practitioner and teacher within the social care field, this text sets out some of the key objectives for the social worker who wishes to work in mental health. Incorporating new and challenging research findings the book covers topics including: The multiple factors affecting mental health The bio-psycho-social model of practice Key areas such including depression, suicide, schizophrenia and personality disorder The mental health-child protection interface Residential work Treatment modalities This core text presents essential information in a clear and accessible manner and includes... More info
Binnie is a creative and energetic baboon, who bounces around the lush green mountains of Rwanda in East Africa. But like many of us, Binnie often feels worried and stressed, and these worries can get in her way! What if she gets lost in the jungle, or her family gets sick? What if no one likes her? Sometimes she even worries about the fact she's worried; and if she isn't worried, well why not?! This activity book has been developed by expert child psychologist Dr Karen Treisman. The... More info
This collection of handouts provides a wide range of ready-made activities for all kinds of therapists working on a professional level with adult clients. There are activities in this book suitable for any therapist, whether trained as a counsellor, psychologist, social worker, family therapist, psychiatrist or psychotherapist. The handouts provide creative approaches to a variety of presenting problems, including anxiety, anger, depression and low self-esteem. Fully photocopiable, the tools can be used to complement or expand upon a client's treatment plan by selecting the activities that will help them best to... More info