Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma
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Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma : Imagery, Rescripting and Reprocessing

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The increasing frequency with which issues of childhood sexual abuse come up in therapy highlights the need for an effective short-term treatment for these patients. Imagery rescripting and reprocessing therapy, the treatment program described in this book, is an information-processing, schema-focused model in which the recurring traumatic abuse memories are treated with a combination of prolonged imaginal exposure and imaginal rescripting. With the use of both imagery and verbal interventions to activate the entire fear memory and to identify, challenge, modify, and reprocess the recurring traumatic imagery and abuse-related beliefs, a more adaptive schema is created. The authors compre-hensively describe this treatment program, offering step-by-step procedures for each session. Models of all verbal instructions and written materials given to the patient are included for easy use or adaptation. Three treatment formats are demonstrated with detailed extended excerpts from actual sessions. This readable and informative book is a significant advance in the treatment of post-traumatic stress syndrome resulting from early childhood abuse.show more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0765702134
  • 9780765702135
  • 85,178

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This book provides an integrative theoretical model of abuse by drawing on cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, and attachment theories. The clarity of the presentation, the detailed and concise treatment manual approach, and the hands-on case studies will give the reader powerful tools for modifying the effects of early abuse. -- Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., founder and director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, New York City The authors provide an innovative, compassionate, imagery-based treatment approach for victims of child sexual abuse. They offer detailed treatment guidelines, informative transcripts, and sensitive case reports to illustrate how to empower patients and how to help them find meaning. Highly recommended! -- Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D., professor emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada This is the most comprehensive volume to date on the impact of childhood abuse on adult survivors. In addition to a very careful delineation of the meaning of the sexual and physical abuse, the authors provide a stunning description of the treatment through imagery. This book is a must for any mental health worker whose patients have had childhood trauma. -- Aaron T. Beck M.D., professor of psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicineshow more

About Mervin R. Smucker

Mervin R. Smucker, Ph.D., is Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Cognitive-Behavioral Training in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he also serves as Director of the Cognitive Therapy Institute of Milwaukee. Constance V. Danchu, Ph.D., is the founder and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Behavior Therapy in Wilmington, Delaware. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology) at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University, in Philadelphia.show more

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