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The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Mental Illness

The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Mental Illness
Effective Interventions for Mental Health Professionals

November 2000 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This informative book gives mental health professionals who are not child abuse specialists knowledge and skills that are especially relevant to their direct service role and practice context. It introduces to these practitioners a conceptual bridge between biomedical and psychosocial understandings of mental disorder, providing a multidimensional approach that allows professionals to think holistically and connect clients' abusive pasts with their present-day symptoms and behaviours.

It includes reviews of the most up-todate findings with direct practice guides in helping clients.

Why We Often Miss a History of Childhood Trauma
A Multidimensional Model of Understanding
The Research Story
Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms
The Controversy Surrounding Traumatic Memory
Asking about Abuse
Understanding Power
The Healing and Recovery Process
Treatment Models
Promoting Client Safety
How to Listen, Hear and Understand Clients' Stories
Crisis Care
The Invisibility of Men's Pain
Racism, Oppression and Childhood Trauma
Personal and Professional Self Care

"This is a very useful book, particularly for novice practitioners and front-line workers who may not have had a supervised experience dealing with abused individuals." 

Susan Bradley
University of Toronto

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