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.
This book presents an innovative and empathic approach to working with traumatized teens. It offers strategies for getting through to high-risk adolescents and for building a strong attachment relationship that can help get development back on track. Martha B. Straus draws on extensive clinical experience as well as cutting-edge research on attachment, developmental trauma, and interpersonal neurobiology. Vivid case material shows how to engage challenging or reluctant clients, implement interventions that foster self-regulation and an integrated sense of identity, and tap into both the teen's and the therapist's moment-to-moment emotional experience.... More info
This second book of metaphors for children will entertain and delight while the therapeutic message, cleverly embedded in the story, slips into the unconscious mind of the child. The tales enhance empowerment by exposing children to new possibilities, new perspectives and differing philosophies. For the clinician, the metaphors offer a treasure trove of techniques and hypnotic language that can be adapted for a variety of situations and problems. "'Harry the Hypno-potamus: More Metaphorical Tales for Children' is an original and involving book that provides a framework for developing knowledge and... More info
What if you could thrive beyond your wildest dreams? What if you didn’t have to have the stigma and limitation of being a “victim” even though you have been abused? Have you ever had the following thoughts: There’s no hope for me or my life… I’ll never be happy or successful… I’ll never be able to fully put this behind me… I’m doomed to repeat the pattern of abuse… If you can relate to any of the above, and are still searching for what else is... More info