Family-Focused Trauma Intervention

Family-Focused Trauma Intervention : Using Metaphor and Play with Victims of Abuse and Neglect

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Family-Focused Trauma Intervention: Using Metaphor and Play with Victims of Abuse and Neglect translates issues central to abuse and neglect recovery into metaphorical stories and family-based interventions, focusing specifically on parent-child interaction and trauma. The stories and interventions reduce troubling symptoms, address family risk and relapse potential, treat cross-generational patterns, and remediate attachment deficits. It is a book for a variety of practitioners, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, and expressive therapists.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 212 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0765707721
  • 9780765707727
  • 807,609

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A wonderful compendium of metaphorical stories intertwined with practical, play-based applications for use in the treatment of sexually abused and neglected children and their families. This unique book offers clinicians practical hands-on tools that deal with a range of PTSD-based topics from self-control and affect modulation to attachment issues and safety. It is a rich treasure trove of unique narratives and applications that is a 'must have' addition for child and play therapists. -- Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, registered play therapist supervisor, director of clinical training, Astor Services for Children & Families Delightful, transforming, wise stories and practical interventions. This book has exactly what all therapists need to help kids and families deal with those life experiences that kids should never have to deal with. -- George W. Burns, Author of 101 Healing Stories, 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens, and Happiness, Healing, Enhancement
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About Pat Pernicano

Pat Pernicano, PsyD, is director of clinical services at Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries, where she provides programmatic direction and clinical supervision for Family Preservation Reunification, Providence House Group Home, and Chafee Independent Living.
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Table of contents

Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Chapter 1-Impact of Trauma and Overview of Treatment Chapter 4 PTSD: A Bear of a Different Color Chapter 5 A Bear of a Different Color Treatment Interventions Chapter 6 Symptoms of PTSD: Lucky the Junkyard Dog Chapter 7 Lucky the Junkyard Dog Treatment Interventions Chapter 8 Sibling Abuse: Stick Together Chapter 9 Stick Together Treatment Interventions Chapter 10 Residual Effects of Trauma: Thyme to Heal Chapter 11 Thyme to Heal Treatment Interventions Part 12 Chapter 2-Establishing Appropriate Roles and Boundaries in Families Chapter 13 Age-Appropriate Expectations: Velma Crowe's Sticky Situation Chapter 14 Velma Crowe's Sticky Situation Treatment Interventions Chapter 15 Setting Limits: Enough Is Enough Chapter 16 Enough Is Enough Treatment Interventions Part 17 Chapter 3-The Fight of Fight or Flight: Self-Control and Modulation of Affect Chapter 18 Self-Control: Keep Your Lion on a Leash! Chapter 19 Keep Your Lion on a Leash! Treatment Interventions Chapter 20 Power and Control: The Nearsighted Tyrant Chapter 21 The Nearsighted Tyrant Treatment Interventions Chapter 22 Bullying: The Dragon's Fire Chapter 23 The Dragon's Fire Treatment Interventions Part 24 Chapter 4-Reducing Hyperactivity and Agitation Chapter 25 Treatment Interventions Part 26 Chapter 5-Flight: Avoidance, Withdrawal, and Dissociation Chapter 27 Dissociation: The Mouse Who Became Invisible Chapter 28 The Mouse Who Became Invisible Treatment Interventions Chapter 29 Avoidance and Denial: The Hidey Hole Chapter 30 The Hidey Hole Treatment Interventions Chapter 31 Depersonalization: Time for a Thaw Chapter 32 Time for a Thaw Treatment Interventions Part 33 Chapter 6-Reducing Worry, Fear and Anxiety Chapter 34 Letting Go: The Burden Bag Chapter 35 The Burden Bag Treatment Interventions Chapter 36 Anxiety Reduction: The Grounded Eagle Chapter 37 The Grounded Eagle Treatment Interventions Chapter 38 Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms: The Magic Stone Chapter 39 The Magic Stone Treatment Interventions Part 40 Chapter 7-Disrupted Attachment: Coping with Loss and Renewing Trust Chapter 41 Attachment and Trust: Run Away Ralph Chapter 42 Run Away Ralph Treatment Interventions Chapter 43 Building Positive Attachment: Velma Crowe's Sticky Situation Chapter 44 Velma Crowe's Sticky Situation Treatment Intervention Part 45 Chapter 8-Changing Depressed Mood Chapter 46 Mood Management: The Black Cloud Chapter 47 The Black Cloud Treatment Interventions Part 48 Chapter 9-Empathy: Caring for Yourself and Others Chapter 49 Heart-Break: The Girl with the Plastic Heart Chapter 50 The Girl with the Plastic Heart Treatment Interventions Part 51 Chapter 10-Responsibility and Accountability Chapter 52 Externalizing Blame: Bear of a Different Color Chapter 53 Bear of a Different Color Treatment Interventions Chapter 54 Taking Responsibility: No More Blame Game Chapter 55 No More Blame Game Treatment Interventions Chapter 56 Blaming the Victim: First Things First Chapter 57 First Things First Treatment Interventions Part 58 Chapter 11-Safety and Protection Chapter 59 Knowing Who to Trust: The Hungry Alligator and the Mean Snake Chapter 60 The Hungry Alligator and the Mean Snake Treatment Interventions Part 61 Chapter 12-The Family Journey: Pathways to Change Chapter 62 Moving in a New Direction: Gold in the Desert Chapter 63 Gold in the Desert Treatment Interventions Part 64 Chapter 13-Coming to Terms with Out-of-Home Care Chapter 65 Out-of-Home Placement: The Good Enough Elf Chapter 66 The Good Enough Elf Treatment Interventions Chapter 67 Impact of Neglect: The Bruised Orchid Chapter 68 The Bruised Orchid Treatment Interventions Part 69 Chapter 14-Self-Acceptance and Hope Chapter 70 Lowering Defenses: Polly's Plight Chapter 71 Polly's Plight Treatment Interventions Part 72 Appendix-Squiggles Stories Part 73 References Part 74 Index Part 75 About the Author
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