Re-Circuiting Trauma Pathways in Adults, Parents, and Children presents the evidence-informed and substantiated Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Model (ITTM), with an emphasis on up-to-date trauma theory, the development of specialized clinical skills, and the replicability of methods. Grounded in original research, experiential practice, and mathematical principles of logic, the ITTM targets and treats both the child’s and the caregiver’s complex trauma, providing the content and the process for supplying an effective, and brief, caregiver-first treatment option. It delivers an innovative, multigenerational approach to complex trauma treatment that strengthens the caregiver-child relationship by motivating and teaching caregivers to help their children cope with the effects of trauma.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction: The Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Model Part 1: Theory 1. Hope and Motivation: Working with Adult and Child Victims of Childhood Complex Trauma 2. Starting with the Brain: Childhood Complex Trauma, Neuroscience, and the ITTM 3. Reconstructing Negative Self-Beliefs: The ITTM’s Early Childhood Deductive Reasoning Theory Part 2: Practice 4. Phase A: How the Model Works—Caregivers and Children Appendix 4.1: Parent Testimonial #1 Appendix 4.2: Parent Testimonial #2 Appendix 4.3: Clinic Manager’s Reflections on 15-years of ITTM Implementation Appendix 4.4: Clinic Manager’s Reflections on Introducing the ITTM to Clinic and Staff Appendix 4.5: Endorsement for the Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Model (ITTM) 5. Phase B: The Caregiver Sessions 6. Phase C: Bringing the Child Back In 7. Conclusion: Re-circuiting Trauma Pathways
"Increasingly, many mental health practitioners now appreciate that most of our severe and challenging patients carry a deep burden of trauma. Re-Circuiting Trauma Pathways delivers just what modern clinicians most need: a comprehensive and thoughtful model for healing trauma on a deep level. I am particularly impressed with how Dr. Copping’s model engages and supports caregivers in this process. I highly recommend this valuable clinical tool."
Scott Shannon, MD, author of Mental Health for the Whole Child
"The Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Method is the growing edge of trauma psychotherapy. It draws on multiple evidence-based methods to transform trauma inheritance into health nurturance and begins by healing caregivers so they can take part in deep, culturally respectful reconciliation. Dr. Copping's creativity and clinical experience are obvious. Even more rare is her skill in teaching these truly helpful interventions to others. Generations of those who suffer from complex trauma will be grateful for this book."
Linda J. Page, PhD, founder, Adler Graduate Professional School, Toronto
About the Author
Valerie Copping, PsyD, is the developer, lead trainer, and clinical consultant for the Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Model (ITTM). She currently provides training, courses, and consultation to students, professionals, and mental health organizations.