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Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment and Working with Survivors
Marich, Jamie, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, RMT
PESI Publishing & Media / Softcover / 2014-03-01 / 1936128926
price: $23.95
229 pages
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In Trauma Made Simple, trauma expert Dr. Jamie Marich brings her practical style of training to print, using clinical common sense to wade through theory, research, and hype surrounding trauma. Learn about trauma in a way that is relevant to clinical work, including extensive coverage on PTSD and other diagnoses through a bio-psycho-social-spiritual lens. Make clinically informed decisions based on setting, client preparedness, and other contextual variables. Develop strategies for treatment planning based on the best possible treatments in the field today.

Trauma Made Simple addresses a variety of issues that are imperative to trauma competency in clinical work, including how to handle grief and mourning, assessing for and addressing addiction (even if you are not an addiction counselor) and how to manage professional development issues, including self-care..


"Trauma can be quite a challenging and complex topic but it doesn't have to be and this book proves it! [Jamie] Marich brings a wonderful combination of personal and professional experience, academic understanding, and just the right touch of defiance to provide an excellent, accessible, and heartfelt overview on the critically important topic of trauma."

~ Dan Griffin, Griffin Recovery Enterprises, Inc., author of A Man's Way Through the Twelve Steps and co-author of Helping Men Recover

"In Trauma Made Simple Jamie Marich accomplishes exactly what the title implies. Sure, trauma itself is never simple or easy to understand, but there are ways to uncover it, break it down, look at it, and treat it that are, and this is what Jamie presents here. This straightforward, easy to read, wonderfully accessible book will benefit not only treatment professionals, but lay readers seeking to better understand their trauma-related issues."

~ Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, author, speaker, clinical addiction media expert

"Trauma Made Simple by Dr. Jamie Marich, is an articulate and accessible guide to the experience and the healing of trauma. Using stories and first-hand accounts, Dr. Marich beautifully conveys the human aspect of trauma. With its clear presentation of the technical aspects of trauma treatment, the book is a valuable resource for anyone working with trauma. Moreover, its user-friendly language is a gift to trauma survivors who seek to more fully understand both what has happened to them and how to move toward healing. Dr. Marich certainly knows the field of trauma. Whether you are a mental health professional or a person who has experienced the would of trauma, Trauma Made Simple offers information, insights, and a sense of caring that will be very helpful to you."

~ Terry Fralich, LCPC, JD, author of The Five Core Skills of Mindfulness: A Direct Path to More Confidence, Joy, and Love and Cultivating Lasting Happiness: A Seven-Step Guide to Mindfulness

"Dr. Marich's book is a beautiful, "common sense" guide to working with trauma. If you're the type of therapist who gets weighed down by research, science, and the overly technical, you need to pick up Dr. Marich's book. Trauma Made Simple breaks things down in a way that can best be described as practical, human, and relevant."

~ Sherry Gaba, LCSW, author of The Law of Sobriety, psychotherapist/contributor to VH-1's "Celebrity Rehab"

"In Trauma Made Simple, Dr. Marich has provided an indispensible tool for all clinicians and caregivers. Her integration of personal and professional experience, research into trauma studies and trauma treatment, and the wisdom of others in the trauma community literally has resulted in a handbook for trauma treatment. Whether you are a trauma trained professional seeking additional helpful foundational materials for your work, or a clinician new to the world of trauma focused therapy, you will find the answers and guidance you seek along the way. Clinicians will benefit so much from this book, and even more importantly, so will their clients."

~ Stephen Dansiger, Ph.D., StartAgain Publishing

"Dr. Marich's personal style of writing is engaging. This is a "must read" for all clinicians dealing with diverse forms of trauma today. The title, Trauma Made Simple, is well chosen. She writes to her strength. Five stars."

~ Paschal Baute, Ed.D., author of Win-Win Finesse and Resilience of a Dreamcatcher

"Trauma Made Simple has heightened my ability to judge therapeutic timing...the extreme value of "the work before the work"!! Great clarification and practical thought about the sometimes nerve-wracking transition from DSM-IV to the DSM-5, and about the role of the brain in trauma work. Thanks, Jamie, it really does "unscramble the eggs"!"

~ Connie Schultz, MS, LICSW

About the Author:

Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC, is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S) and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) in the state of Ohio, specializing in addiction treatment (chemical & behavioral), PTSD, issues related to abuse and trauma, dissociative disorders, and grief. Jamie is a certified EMDR Therapist and approved consultant through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Her research efforts were awarded by EMDRIA in 2008. She is also a member of the American Academy of Trauma Experts in Traumatic Stress, the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP), the Ohio Counseling Association, and the National Association of Addiction Professionals. She is a Certified Rational Living Hypnotherapist, and has earned Certification in Disaster Thanatology through the TEAR Center in Maryland. She began her career in social services as a humanitarian aid worker in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina, which opened her eyes to the widespread, horrific impact of traumatic stress and grief.

Dr. Marich has several articles published in peer-reviewed and online journals about the clinical applications of EMDR, and in 2011, her first book, EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (Premier Publishing & Media, 2011), was published. In 2012, Jamie’s second book, Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide to Enhancing Recovery was published, and its companion website,, has become a popular stop of trauma and addiction resources. Her newest book, Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors (Premier Publishing & Media, 2014) continues her commitment to writing for clinicians.

Jamie has been a leader in mental health residential treatment, and in chemical dependency treatment as an inpatient, outpatient, and dual diagnosis counselor. Jamie maintains a private practice called Mindful Ohio and has worked as an adjunct professor for several online universities. Jamie offers retreats on trauma recovery and mindfulness topics, and she has been invited to give them at nationally-renowned facilities including the Kripalu School of Yoga & Health and the Esalen Institute.

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