Infused with clinical wisdom, this book describes a supportive group treatment approach for survivors just beginning to come to terms with the impact of interpersonal trauma. Focusing on establishing safety, stability, and self-care, the Trauma Information Group (TIG) is a Stage 1 approach within Judith Herman's influential stage model of treatment. Vivid sample transcripts illustrate ways to help group participants deepen their understanding of trauma, build new coping skills, and develop increased compassion for themselves and for one another. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book provides everything needed to implement the TIG, including session-by-session guidelines and 12 reproducible handouts and worksheets. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
About the Author:
Judith Lewis Herman, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry (part-time) at Harvard Medical School. For 30 years, until she retired, she was Director of Training at the Victims of Violence Program at Cambridge Health Alliance. Her books include Group Trauma Treatment in Early Recovery, The Trauma Recovery Group, Father–Daughter Incest, and Trauma and Recovery. Dr. Herman is a recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and from the Division of Trauma Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She has also received the Woman in Science Award from the American Medical Women's Association and has been named a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.