Understanding, Assessing and Treating Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse

Understanding, Assessing and Treating Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse

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This important book identifies the adult adjustment disorders that are associated with childhood abuse and explains why various forms of abuse lead to specific adjustment difficulties. The authors provide clinicians with guidelines for assessment and treatment modalities that have been shown to be highly effective with specific abuse-related disorders.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 160 x 239 x 27mm | 612g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0765703939
  • 9780765703934
  • 1,892,068

Table of contents

Chapter 1 The Nature, Origins, and Prevalence of Child Abuse Chapter 2 The Initial Impact of Maltreatment on Children and Adolescents Chapter 3 Childhood Abuse and Adult Attachment Disorders Chapter 4 Childhood Abuse and Borderline Personality Disorder Chapter 5 Childhood Abuse and Eating Disorders Chapter 6 Childhood Abuse and Substance Use Disorders Chapter 7 Childhood Abuse and Adult Sexual Dysfunction Chapter 8 Childhood Abuse and Adult Self-Destructive Behavior Chapter 9 Childhood Abuse and the Posttraumatic Stress Disorders Chapter 10 Assessment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse Chapter 11 Individual Therapy with Survivors of Childhood Abuse Chapter 12 Group Treatment for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse Chapter 13 Treating Survivors Who Have Posttraumatic Symptoms and Co-Morbid Substance Use Disorders
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Review quote

The authors point out that clinicians need to consider whether a patient's symptoms reflect childhood abuse and, if they do, conduct a preliminary assessment to detect the history of that abuse. The authors discuss assessment and intervention in both group and individual therapy, and they include case studies that illustrate the connection between childhood abuse and adult disorders. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals. * CHOICE *
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About James A. Twaite

Ofelia Rodriguez-Srednicki, Ph.D. is an associate professor of psycholog at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. She is also a clinician in private practice at Upper Montclair Psychological Associates in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. James A. Twaite is a psychologist and statistician in private practice in Milford, Pennsylvania. He is also the director of research at Neurodynamics, Inc., a neurofeedback treatment center in Tenafly, New Jersey. He has taught courses in psychology, statistics, and psychometrics at Teachers College, Columbia University, at Barnard College, and at the College of New Rochelle. He is the author of three previous professional books: Introductory Statistics; The Black Elderly: Satisfaction in Later Life; and Children of Divorce.
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