Outsmarting the Riptide of Domestic Violence

Outsmarting the Riptide of Domestic Violence : Metaphor and Mindfulness for Change

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Outsmarting the Riptide of Domestic Violence: Metaphor and Mindfulness for Change by Dr. Pat Pernicano translates issues central to domestic violence recovery into metaphorical stories and mindfulness narratives that will facilitate the change process. The stories are intended to be use in conjunction with trauma-focused interventions in order to reduce troubling symptoms, address risk and relapse-potential, change relational patterns, and remediate attachment deficitsshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 076570885X
  • 9780765708854
  • 2,208,560

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Dr. Pat Pernicano is a masterful teller of stories that touch the heart, show pathways through the complex maze of life, and offer hope. She knows how to communicate her professional knowledge and experience of working with domestic violence, practically and insightfully. Whether helping others or seeking personal help, you really can't pass by this immensely useful book. -- George W. Burns, Cairnmillar Institute; author of 101 Healing Stories Outsmarting the Riptide of Domestic Violence author Pat Pernicano has formulated a unique approach to helping clinicians work with female victims of intimate partner violence. Not only does she define mindfulness in simple and accessible language, but she devotes an entire section to discussing its relevance and providing exercises for its practice. Professionals of all disciplines who work with domestic violence victims will no doubt appreciate this thoughtful compilation of stories and practices to enhance and refresh their work. -- Jill H. Rathus The author provides a sound theoretical overview of the impact of domestic violence on individuals and provides the clinician with sample stories that, through use of metaphor, seek to normalize challenges that emerge within the change process, provoke dialogue, and highlight themes that are relevant to this population. -- Kristine M. Kinniburgh, LCSW, The Trauma Center at JRIshow more

About Pat Pernicano

Pat Pernicano, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist, has been director of clinical services at Providence House for Children since 2007 as well as associate clinical faculty at Spalding University since 1996. Pernicano develops, implements, and supervises treatment interventions for trauma resolution in children, adults, and families. She is the author of Metaphorical Stories for Child Therapy: Of Magic and Miracles and Family Focused Trauma-Intervention: Using Metaphor and Play with Victims of Abuse and Neglect (both Jason Aronson, 2010).show more

Table of contents

Contents Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Stories for Pre-Contemplation Chapter 1: Investing in Others: Relationships Chapter 2: Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Change Chapter 3: Tuning In: Parent-Child Interaction Chapter 4: Repeated Exposure to Domestic Violence Chapter 5: Self-Destructive Behavior Chapter 6: Confronting Entitlement Part II: Stories for Contemplation Chapter 7: Peeling away Defenses Chapter 8: Safety for Self and Others Chapter 9: The Blame Game Chapter 10: Self-Protection Chapter 11: Thinking and Planning in Relationships Chapter 12: Relationship Roles Chapter 13: The Cycle of Abuse Chapter 14: Beyond Sex to Intimacy Part III: Stories for Preparation Chapter 15: The Powerful Pull of the Past Chapter 16: Having the Right Tools: Survival Skills Chapter 17: Facing Your Own Monsters Chapter 18: Identifying and Expressing Feelings Chapter 19: Change Takes Time Chapter 20: Codependency Chapter 21: What Comes Next? Planning Ahead Chapter 22: Recognizing Danger Chapter 23: Opening Your Heart Chapter 24: Expecting the Worst: Fight or Flight Part IV: Stories for Action Chapter 25: Understanding PTSD Chapter 26: Telling Your Story: Trauma Narratives Chapter 27: Getting Past the Obstacles Chapter 28: The Whole Is Greater...: Becoming New and Different Chapter 29: Mood Management Chapter 30: Seeking Approval: Attachment Disruption Chapter 31: Cleaning up Addictive Behaviors Chapter 32: Trauma Reminders Chapter 33: Regulating Affect Chapter 34: Speaking the Same Language Chapter 35: Avoiding Blind Spots Chapter 36: Giving Birth to Something Remarkable Chapter 37: Unconditional Positive Self-Regard Part V: Stories for Maintenance Chapter 38: Leaving the Past Behind Chapter 39: Preventing Relapse Chapter 40: Becoming Whole Appendix A: Mindfulness Overview and Narratives Appendix B: Adult Attachment Questions References Index About the Authorshow more