Group Psychological Therapy for Psychological Trauma

Group Psychological Therapy for Psychological Trauma

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This indispensable book is designed to help practitioners create, initiate, and maintain therapy groups for traumatized individuals. Written by an array of experienced group therapists, the book addresses general aspects of trauma group therapy as well as issues specific to different populations and diagnostic entities. Cogent, practical information is provided on such important topics as screening and selecting members, understanding the impact of trauma on group dynamics, managing the effects of flashbacks, addressing dissociative states, working with countertransference reactions, and dealing with clients' emotional crises. Approaches and strategies are discussed mor diverse groups, including survivors of sexual and physical abuse, clients with severe medical illnesses, bereaved children, survivors of catastrophic events in the community, victims of political and ethnic persecution, and those with diagnosed mental disorders in which trauma plays a significant role. Illustrative clinical material is included more

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  • Paperback
  • Guilford Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138864757
  • 9781138864757

Table of contents

Concepts, Themes, and Strategies. Introduction and Overview: Creating a Healing Matrix, Klein, Schermer. Initiating, Screening, and Maintaining Psychotherapy Groups for Traumatized Patients, Goodman and Weiss. Management of Trauma-Related Affect, Defenses, and Dissociative States, Hegeman and Wohl. Group-as-a-Whole Dynamics in Work with Traumatized Patients: Technical Strategies, Their Rationales and Limitations, Ganzarain. Hazardous Terrain: Countertransference Reactions in Trauma Groups, Ziegler, McEvoy Special Populations and Trauma Groups. Group Psychotherapy for the Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, ^iJohnson and Lubin Group Psychotherapy for Survivors of Sexual and Physical Abuse, Buchele Group Psychotherapy adn Pscyhological Traumata of Prolonged, Severe, and/or Terminal Illness, Marcus, Bernard Children of Trauma and Loss: Their Treatment in Group Psychotherapy, Keyser, Seelaus, Kahn. When Trauma Affects a Community: Group Interventions and Support after a Disaster, Dembert, Simmer. Group Psychotherapy for Victims of Political Torture and Other Forms of Severe Ethnic Persecution, von Wallenburg Pachaly. Group Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder and Allied Dissociative Disorders, Fine, Madden Group Treatment of "Complex Disorders" (Severe Clinical Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Substance Use Problems), Gallagher, Kibelshow more