How to effectively engage traumatized clients, who avoid attachment, closeness, and painful feelings.
A large segment of the therapy population consist of those who are in denial or retreat from their traumatic experiences. Here, drawing on attachment-based research, the author provides clinical techniques, specific intervention strategies, and practical advice for successfully addressing the often intractable issues of trauma.
Trauma and the Avoidant Client will enhance the skills of all mental health practitioners and trauma workers, and will serve as a valuable, useful resource to facilitate change and progress in psychotherapy.
Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of clinical psychology at York University, and a supervising psychologist at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. Dr. Muller specializes in the areas of trauma, attachment, and psychotherapy. The author of numerous scholarly articles, he is lead investigator in a multi-site program to treat intra-familial trauma. He has over 20 years of clinical experience in the field, and practices in downtown Toronto. He is also winner of the Written Media Award, from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
Linda Spear provides a detailed and illuminating overview of the genetic, hormonal, and neurological developments that take place during adolescence, and shows how these changes, along with influential sociocultural factors, interact to produce distinctly adolescent behaviours and thought processes. The tension between taking risks, impulsivity, and self-control—a struggle evinced by many adolescents, especially those in therapeutic treatment—is also examined for its sources within the brain. The result is a fascinating overview of the adolescent brain, with profound implications for the clinical treatment of adolescents. *Contents:* Adolescence as a Unique Developmental... More info
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Inner Journeying Through Art-Journaling introduces a holistic journaling process that combines art, art therapy, design theory and spiritual direction in order to attain personal balance, awareness of one’s own inner processes and resolution of internal conflicts. The book guides the reader through the process of creative journaling and presents the key elements of the technique. Case studies and art journals of Marianne Hieb’s own clients show the effectiveness of journaling as a therapeutic intervention. Inner Journeying through Art-Journaling will be of significant use to anyone interested in holistic healing, and of special... More info