shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
Sep 20th - OACCPP 41st Annual Conference & AGM: Trauma, Resilience & Adaptability [OACCPP: the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists]
Sep 20th - Building Recovery Capital in Canada: Building on Our Strengths to Overcome Addiction - Saskatchewan [Last Door Recovery Society]
Sep 20th - Teenagers Today: What you need to know - Session 1: Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors of Suicide. Session 2: How to Engage Adolescents in Psychotherapy. [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Sep 23rd - Mental Health for All CMHA National Conference: Connection Interrupted: Restoring Mental Health in a Fractured World [Canadian Mental Health Association]
Sep 23rd - Integrating EMDR into Your Clinical Practice: Five-Day Intensive in Vancouver [Leading Edge Seminars]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Healing Tasks: Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse
Kepner, James I.
Gestalt Press / GIC / Softcover / 2003-01-01 / 0881634026
Trauma / Gestalt Therapy
reg price: $83.50 our price: $ 70.98 (may be subject to change)
336 pages
Not in stock - ships in 1 to 2 weeks.

This groundbreaking book presents a new model for working with survivors of abuse and other trauma. The Healing Tasks Model, based on developmental stages of healing with specific tasks for each stage, offers the clinician new support for threading through the sometimes overwhelming complexities of the survivor's experience. At the same time, Kepner's model helps to avoid some of the common pitfalls and risks of work in this most challenging of clinical areas, such as pushing clients to express and remember before they have developed the capacity to manage such intensity, or encouraging confrontation and interpersonal interactions that the survivor doesn't yet have the developmental underpinnings to support.

Using the Healing Tasks Model the clinician will find techniques for helping clients develop emotional and systemic supports, manage feelings, and set appropriate boundaries. Readers will also find a guide to dealing with the difficult and troubling issues of memory: how to approach abuse memories, when and how to take action based on abuse memories, when to defer action pending the development of more supports and capacities for the survivor, and then how to develop those essential supports and capacities.

Written for psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, pastoral counselors, and adult survivors of childhood abuse, Healing Tasks provides a therapeutic model that can be used to help abuse survivors develop the emotional skilles to lead richer and more fulfilling lives.

Reviews

"I am very enthusiastic about this book, its treatment orientation, and its emphasis on healing tasks undertaken in a graduated sequence. It makes a substantial contribution to the clinical strategies currently available for the treatment of adult survivors of childhood abuse, and as such, is a resource for therapists struggling with treatment issues generated by the repressed memory/delayed memory controversy."

- Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Training, Psychiatric Institute of Washington

"Therapists, adult survivors, counselors, ministers, and all concerned with the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse should read this book. A fresh new approach that integrates recent developments in the field of post-traumatic stress disorder."

- John P. Wilson. Ph.D., Director, Center for Stress and Trauma, Cleveland

"What a fine work this is! Kepner, a virtuoso Gestalt therapist, provides a powerful, practical framework for survivors of abuse and their therapists that is thorough, thoughtful, clear, comprehensive, humane, and impeccably intelligent. A must for any clinician's library, and empowering reading for survivors in need of a solid, intellectual grasp on their experience."

- Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, author, Staying Well with Guided Imagery

"Kepner provides a compassionate, knowledgeable, and careful analysis of how to take a Gestalt approach when working with survivors of child sexual abuse. I highly recommend this book."

- Catherine Classen, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford

Table of Contents

Healing Tasks for Survivors of Abuse. Developing Support. Developing Self Functions. Undoing, Redoing, and Mourning. Reconsolidation. Assessing the Healing Process. Memoried and Remembering. Enactment and Recontextualization. The Body Process in Healing.

About the Author

James I. Kepner, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. where he is also on the professional staff of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. He is author of Body Process: Working with the Body in Psychotherapy, a selection of the Behavioral Sciences Book Club.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2019

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail info@cavershambooksellers.com
Hours: 9-6 M-W / 9-7 Th-F / 10-6 Sat / 12-5 Sun EST

search
Click here to read previous issues.
related events
Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy
other lists
Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Gestalt Institute of Toronto
Gestalt Press
Gestalt Therapy
Taylor and Francis
The Analytic Press
Trauma
Trauma, Dissociation, PTSD Complete List