Treating PTSD: A Compassion-Focused CBT Approach (Hardback)Shirley Porter (author)
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Treating PTSD presents a comprehensive, compassion-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach that provides therapists with the evidence-based information they need to understand trauma's effects on the mind and body as well as the phases of healing. Chapters offer discussion, practical tools, and interventions that therapists can use with clients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to reduce feelings of distress and increase their sense of safety. Readers are introduced to the metaphor of "the valley of the shadow of death" to explain the experience of PTSD; they're also shown how to identify the work they'll need to do as therapists to accompany clients on their healing journey. Two new compassion-focused CBT interventions for trauma processing are also introduced.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"Traumatic life events and traumatic relationships create darkness; one feels lost, vulnerable, and alone in the `valley of the shadow of death.' But through self-compassion, borne of the experience of a compassionate other, Shirley Porter shows us how therapy can help the trauma survivor find the warrior spirit within. Shirley Porter's approach to trauma therapy moves us beyond the limits of the cognitive-behavioral to the humanistic, spiritual, and existential; the therapist's task is primarily to bear witness, and hold hope, with compassion and reverence."
Paul Frewen, PhD, CPsych, associate professor, Department of Psychiatry, Western University, Canada
"Few disclosures shake a mental health practitioner more than when a client says, `You see, I had this thing happen years ago, and I can't seem to get back on my game.' Never has there been more of a need for trauma-informed care for our clients, and never has there been more of a need for a useful, evidence-based and experientially informed guide in the hands of a practitioner such as Treating PTSD."
Alan W. Leschied, PhD, C. Psych, professor and psychologist, University of Western Ontario, Canada
"'Our clients have allowed us a tremendous honor.' With that necessary understanding, Porter provides the reader a seasoned guide to the complex treatment of extensive traumatic wounding. Treating PTSD is an invaluable and respectful resource for both clinician and client."
Sandra Butler, MA, author of It Never Ends; Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters
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