Integrated Care for the Traumatized puts forth a model for the future of behavioral health focused on health care integration and the importance of the Whole Person Approach (WPA) in guiding the integration.
Trauma is both universal and deeply personal. Traumatic experiences shatter safety and threaten the body, the mind, and the soul. The outward signs may be similar, but each person and each community responds in profoundly particular ways. This invaluable book transcends conventional thinking and engages traumatized individuals and communities in the creation of sustaining new meanings that help them heal and grow. It is an essential resource.
— Alicia Lieberman, director, UCSF Child Trauma Research Program, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Integrated Care for the Traumatized addresses important current issues related to trauma in various populations, including the impact of war on refugees, soldiers, and children. This book is a significant contribution to the field of trauma and healing, and is important to our understanding of how populations are impacted by trauma and which modalities are most effective for treatment. A very moving and meaningful work.
— Carolyn Shoshana, Sonoma State University
This text offers a refreshing approach to sharing the voices and experiences of school counselors working with today's diverse children and adolescents. Each case study is grounded in a theoretical orientation that drives the reader to consider the purpose behind the interventions and strategies applied in a real-world setting. This must-read book provides the reader, especially school counselors-in-training, with the opportunity to bridge theory and practice and can foster rich and lively discussions at any stage of a counselor's professional growth and development.
— Elizabeth Villares, Florida Atlantic University
Integrated Care for the Traumatized: A Whole Person Approach is an innovative text that covers a range of individual and communal interventions using a variety of modalities. A very wise, well-written, and descriptive book that discusses the need for collaboration between providers and agencies. I highly recommend this book.
— Christine A. Courtois, past president of the Division of Trauma Psychology of APA and Associate Founding Editor of Psychological Trauma: Treatment, Research, Policy, & Practice
About the Authors
Ilene A. Serlin, Ph.D, BC-DMT is a licensed psychologist and registered dance/movement therapist in practice in San Francisco and Marin county. She is the past president of the San Francisco Psychological Association, a fellow of the American Psychological Association, past-president of the Division of Humanistic Psychology. Serlin is Associated Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, has taught at Saybrook University, Lesley University, UCLA, the NY Gestalt Institute and the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. She is the editor of Whole Person Healthcare (2007, 3 vol., Praeger), over 100 chapters and articles on body, art and psychotherapy, and is on the editorial boards of PsycCritiques, the American Dance Therapy Journal, the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Arts & Health: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice, Journal of Applied Arts and Health, and The Humanistic Psychologist.
Kirwan Rockefeller, PhD, adjunct faculty, Saybrook University teaches in both the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, and College of Social Sciences. He is the co-editor of Spirituality and Healthcare, volume 2 of the three-volume, Whole Person Healthcare (2007) and is the author of Visualize Confidence: How to Use Guided Imagery to Overcome Self-Doubt (2007).