A Practical Approach to Trauma
- Priscilla Dass-Brailsford - Georgetown University, USA, Lesley University, USA
A Practical Approach to Trauma: Empowering Interventions discusses a brief overview of the field of trauma that includes a history of the field, current theoretical perspectives and methods that provide a paradigm for stage appropriate, culture-based therapy which can be integrated into existing therapeutic orientations. Individual approaches in trauma intervention are included, focusing on specific situations such as rape, domestic violence, child sexual abuse, group interventions, school counseling and secondary traumatization care for practitioners.
"This book has wide potential value for educators and clinicians. As a text, the extent of the research base it organizes for the reader is impressive, and it is written in a clear and engaging style that will be appreciated by students...For clinicians, this book is a valuable addition to the tools necessary for ensuring state-of-the-art help for consumers facing trauma."
Covers various types of trauma and interventions.
This book does a good job at covering a wide range of high risk trauma populations. Has properly placed emphasis on diversity issues (multicultural competence). Includes current issues such as terrorism, political refugees, and natural disasters.
This text covers many of the learning objectives for our course titled: Assessment and Intervention Strategies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Specifically, it provides coverage of crisis intervention and emergency management now a part of the 2009 CACREP standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Overview of Trauma
Chapter 3 - Models of Trauma Treatment
Chapter 5 - Crisis Interventions