Understanding Trauma and Resilience

Understanding Trauma and Resilience

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This book addresses the multifaceted nature of trauma by bringing together the many theoretical perspectives that explain how people cope with traumatic life experiences. Practitioners working across the people professions frequently find themselves working with service users, patients and clients who are survivors of trauma. Ranging between attachment, person-centred and anti-oppressive approaches, this text will help students and practitioners widen their approaches to such clients' experiences.

Whether you are a student or practitioner of counselling, social work or mental health, this book provides the foundations for understanding people's responses and resilience against traumatic life experiences.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12.7mm | 3,518g
  • Red Globe Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2015 ed.
  • 228 p.
  • 1137289287
  • 9781137289285
  • 427,160

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People's lives can be turned upside down in a moment. Whether it's a car accident, a terminal illness or the death of a family member, practitioners working across the people professions frequently find themselves working with service users, patients and clients who are survivors of trauma. How people deal with these life changes differs from one person to the next and there is no blanket explanation. Understanding Trauma and Resilience addresses the multifaceted nature of trauma by bringing together the many theoretical perspectives that explain how people cope with traumatic life experiences. Ranging between attachment, person-centred and anti-oppressive approaches, each chapter takes a contemporary approach and provides students and practitioners with an in-depth analysis of the histories, core assumptions and critiques of each perspective. Rich in theory and practice, case examples and case scenarios run throughout to demonstrate the integration of each approach in to real-life practice and to illustrate the different responses to trauma. Whether you are a student or practitioner of counselling, social work or mental health, this book provides the foundations for understanding people's responses and resilience against traumatic life experiences.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Disruption to the Self.- 3. Restoring Trust and Connection.- 4. Symptoms of the Body and Mind.- 5. Meaning and Coherence.- 6. Recognizing Rights.- 7. Systems of Resilience.- 8. Promoting Resilience and Recovery: An Integrative Approach.- 9. Implications for Practice
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About Louise Harms

Louise Harms is Deputy Head of Social Work and Director of Teaching and Learning, Melbourne School of Social Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia. Her background in psychology, trauma counselling and psychotherapy have informed, and been informed by, her research interests in grief and trauma impacts on individuals and families. She has written widely in the area of trauma, and is the author of Working with people: Communication skills for reflective practice.
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