The Impact of Complex Trauma on Development
Normal human development progresses through a process of differentiation and integration, and it is distorted and impeded by the fusion and fragmentation resulting from traumatic experiences. The Impact of Complex Trauma on Development documents the pathological consequences of chronic interpersonal trauma on psychological development, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. It provides an integrative approach to therapy that is based on a rich psychoanalytically-oriented developmental psychology.
- Paperback | 300 pages
- 152 x 228 x 23mm | 458g
- 27 Dec 2012
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
Table of contents
1 Preface 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 I. Chapter 4 1. What Is Complex Interpersonal Trauma-and Why Does It Matter Chapter 5 2. Early Development and Attachment: The Earliest Interpersonal Trauma Chapter 6 3. Understanding the World Through Sensation, Perception, and Imagery Chapter 7 4. Fully Awake Chapter 8 5. Emotional Development and Complex Trauma Chapter 9 6. The Impact of Complex Trauma on Cognitive Development Chapter 10 7. Memory and Complex Trauma Chapter 11 8. The Impact of Trauma on Behavior Chapter 12 9. Identity Development and Complex Trauma Chapter 13 10. Complex Trauma and Relationships Part 14 II. Chapter 15 11. The Importance of Ongoing Assessment Chapter 16 12. Treatment of Complex Trauma: Relationships Chapter 17 13. Treatment of Complex Trauma: Constriction and Intrusions Chapter 18 14. Treatment of COmplex Trauma: Integration Chapter 19 15. Conclusions and Cultural Implications 20 Bibliography 21 Index 22 About the Authors
Quite simply, The Impact of Complex Trauma on Development is incredibly well-written with a tremendous wealth of clinical knowledge. This book is very special and important for trainees because it is a critical resource book for the education on developmental trauma, the clinically meaningful interplay between trauma, behavior, and interpersonal relationships, and the necessary integrative approach to treatment -- Nicoletta B. Tessler, Jackson Mental Health Hospital Arnold and Fisch have combined their considerable talents to produce an accessible exposition of a complex problem, the effect of trauma on development. Written in clear prose, and using numerous vignettes, the clinician who is new to the study of trauma will satisfy their appetite for a text that provides them with just the right amount of detail, at just the right level of discourse. The experienced clinician will be provided with a thoughtful review of complex material. Both authors speak the language of dissociative processes while wisely not reifying the internal worlds of their patients. A psychodynamic perspective is enjoyed by the authors, and they also clearly integrate ideas from sensorimotor, attachment, and other cutting edge theoretical models that inform an understanding of the burdens our patients carry as they enter treatment. -- Richard Chefetz, MD, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation Cheryl Arnold and Ralph Fisch's book The Impact of Complex Trauma on Development ... primarily [uses] a neuropsychoanalytic perspective, which is a relatively new school of psychoanalysis that blends traditional psychoanalysis with recent findings from neuroscience.... The Impact of Complex Trauma on Development is truly a remarkable undertaking, and the authors have given us a text that brings together so much of what has been written about complex trauma and development by both the masters of psychoanalytic thought and the main developers of the complex trauma construct. * PsycCRITIQUES *
About Cheryl Arnold
Cheryl Arnold, PhD, is an adjuct professor of psychology at the University of Denver, and she has a private practice in Centennial, Colorado. Ralph Fisch, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Denver, and he has a private practice in Denver, Colorado.