This updated and expanded edition of the popular, practical resource for traumatologists is suitable for trained clinicians who want to enhance their skills in treating trauma and for those in training. In addition to presenting the foundations of CBT treatment for trauma, it provides step-by-step explanations of many popular and effective CBT techniques, including Trigger List Development, Breath Training, Layering, Systematic Desensitization, Exposure Therapy, Story-Telling Approaches, as well as new approaches inspired by recent research on neuroplasticity such as Picture Positive, Corrective Messages from Old Storylines, and Thematic Maps.
“This important book both addresses what we know today at a theoretical level and, equally importantly, explains clinical methods in the context of treatment. The authors offer a comprehensive guide for clinicians working with the traumatized. The guidance is detailed. This book presents clear instructions to traumatologists, even the most experienced [and] is also an excellent resource for trainers, teachers, and educators of trauma practitioners.”
—from the Foreword by Charles R. Figley, PhD, Florida State University Traumatology Institute, Tallahassee, FL
About the Authors:
Dr. Anna B. Baranowsky is the director of the Traumatology Institute providing training, consultation and service. She is dedicated to the care of trauma survivors in her practice and focuses on empowering individuals, groups and communities to build skills for self-care and resiliency. In her role with the Institute, she provides comprehensive trauma care training and compassion fatigue resiliency programs to professional care providers.
J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, is an internationally recognized leader in the study, training and treatment of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue and has trained thousands of professionals to more effectively treat traumatic stress. Dr. Gentry is the author of three books, numerous chapters, papers, and peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue.