Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 11 mm
"Compared to the texts I have used, the proposed text provides a clearer more direct theoretical approach for understanding and intervening in trauma. It also examines populations not previously discussed such as bullying, children experiencing traumatic loss, and trauma among Native Americans...the proposed book, Contemporary Directions in Trauma Theory, Research and Practice, covers important areas that have been missing in other texts. I especially liked the organization of this text, specifically the examination of trauma through various theoretical frameworks including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theory and attachment theory. And as the authors indicate, their discussion of clinical application with select population is unique. The impact of bullying on school children as well as art therapy with children experiencing traumatic loss are important topics which have been neglected in other texts. Combat trauma is clearly important especially given the need for working with soldiers returning from Iraq as well as the impact on their families. I also liked the chapter, Implications for teaching and supervision - again a topic I have not previously encountered...the book has a number of strengths including its organization around theoretical frameworks. I think this organization will help students better grasp the theoretical rationale for conducting a particular assessment and intervention." -- Maura O'Keefe
"I strongly endorse many aspects of the authors' rationale. Specifically, a text is needed that is from a social work perspective, updates the well-respected existing texts, is focused on clinical interventions, and especially uses psychodynamic and attachment theories. I would buy this book myself.... I am excited about this book. It addresses an area that I believe is extremely important. More helping professionals are realizing the central role trauma plays in many of our clients' lives and this text has the potential to address the lack of education about trauma. In addition, the psychodynamic perspective is appealing because of the natural fit of this theory with understanding trauma and its impact." -- SallyJones
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