Trauma Counseling: Theories and Interventions

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Springer Publishing Company, Mar 15, 2012 - Psychology - 599 pages
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...[A] worthy addition to [a] graduate training bookshelf... I was a bit daunted by the large, almost 600-page book that landed on my desk, but once I started reading it I had a hard time putting it down!"--Melanie D. Hetzel-Riggin, PhD, Penn State, Journal of Trauma and Dissociation

[This book is] heavy in weight and heavy in substance...It may be that you will not read this book from cover to cover, but it is likely that you will jump in and out, and often."--Illness, Crisis, and Loss

[Lisa Lopez Levers's] work delivers an important contribution to enable beginning professionals to be familiarised with the basics of trauma and to provide specialists with her hidden gems of insight. Her decision to cover trauma, in its broadest sense, allows her textbook to provide innovative insights into real-world concepts such as: hate, racism, oppression and evil, in respect to trauma."--Intervention

Trauma Counseling is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary guide to the theory and treatment of survivors of a broad spectrum of traumatic events, including interpersonal violence, hate crimes, school violence, community violence, natural disasters, and war and terrorism. It is written by a Fulbright scholar who is internationally recognized for her work with traumatized populations in Rwanda, several southern African countries, Russia, and the United States. It also includes the contributions of researchers from the United States, Australia, Africa, and Europe.

The book discusses evidence-based trauma assessment and intervention techniques and integrates the latest findings from neuropsychology and psychopharmacology. It focuses on issues of loss and grief, survivorship and disability, genocide, natural disasters, the impact of war on civilians and veterans, and the distinct effects of trauma in early childhood, childhood, and adolescence. Also addressed are ethical perspectives and methods of self-care for counselors who work with this population. The text will be of value to graduate counseling students and professional counselors as well as social workers, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, and other human service providers, who will be able to attend to trauma survivors with a depth of knowledge and confidence. The contents of Trauma Counseling not only fulfill but exceed the requirements of The Council of Accreditation and Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP) standards.

Key Features:

  • Addresses the theory and treatment of trauma survivors of interpersonal violence, hate crimes, school violence, community violence, natural disasters, and war and terrorism
  • Provides a multidisciplinary approach to treatment that integrates findings from neuropsychology and psychopharmacology.
  • Includes evidence-based counseling techniques
  • Illuminates the intersections of trauma, crisis, and disaster issues, exceeding related requirements of CACREP standards
  • Examines ethical dimensions and the need for self-care among trauma counselors
  • Emphasizes the relevance of clinical supervision in trauma care
  • Offers topic-relevant resources at the end of each chapter

 

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Contents

Theories and Interventions Chapter 1 An Introduction to Counseling Survivors of Trauma Beginning to Understand the Context of Trauma
1
Theories and Interventions Chapter 2 Historical Contexts of Trauma
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Theories and Interventions Chapter 3 Theoretical Contexts of Trauma Counseling
47
Theories and Interventions Chapter 4 Neurobiological Effects of Trauma and Psychopharmacology
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Theories and Interventions Chapter 5 Issues of Loss and Grief
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Theories and Interventions Chapter 6 Trauma Survivorship and Disability
98
Theories and Interventions Chapter 7 Sexual Trauma An Ecological Approach to Conceptualization and Treatment
116
Theories and Interventions Chapter 8 Trauma Experienced in Early Childhood
132
Theories and Interventions Chapter 19 Contextual Issues of CommunityBased Violence ViolenceSpecific Crisis and Disaster and Institutional Respo...
317
Theories and Interventions Chapter 20 School Violence and Trauma
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Theories and Interventions Chapter 21 Workplace and Campus Violence
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Theories and Interventions Chapter 22 Natural Disasters and First Responder Mental Health
369
Theories and Interventions Chapter 23 Genocide Ethnic Conflict and Political Violence
389
Theories and Interventions Chapter 24 The Impact of War on Civilians
412
Theories and Interventions Chapter 25 The Impact of War on Military Veterans
434
Theories and Interventions Chapter 26 Disaster Behavioral Health Counselors Responding to Terrorism
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Theories and Interventions Chapter 9 Trauma Experienced in Adolescence
146
Theories and Interventions Chapter 10 Treating Adult Trauma Survivors
161
Theories and Interventions Chapter 11 Intimate Partner Violence
178
Theories and Interventions Chapter 12 Elder Abuse
199
Theories and Interventions Chapter 13 Addiction and Psychological Trauma Implications for Counseling Strategies
214
Theories and Interventions Chapter 14 Criminal Victimization
231
Theories and Interventions Chapter 15 Traumatic Aftermath of Homicide and Suicide
249
Theories and Interventions Chapter 16Existential Perspectives on the Psychology of Evil
264
Theories and Interventions Chapter 17 Racial and Ethnic Intolerance A Framework for Violence and Trauma
280
Theories and Interventions Chapter 18 Understanding and Responding to Sexual and Gender Prejudice and Victimization
297
Theories and Interventions Chapter 27 Assessment in Psychological Trauma Methods and Intervention
471
Theories and Interventions Chapter 28 Models for Trauma Intervention Integrative Approaches to Therapy
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Theories and Interventions Chapter 29 Strategies and Techniques for Counseling Survivors of Trauma
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Theories and Interventions Chapter 30 Ethical Perspectives on Trauma Work
521
Theories and Interventions Chapter 31 Vicarious Traumatization
540
Theories and Interventions Chapter 32 Therapist SelfCare Being a Healing Counselor Rather Than a Wounded Healer
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Theories and Interventions Chapter 33 Trauma and Supervision
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Theories and Interventions Chapter 34 Conclusion An Integrative Systemic Approach to Trauma
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Theories and Interventions Index
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Lisa Lopez Levers, PhD, LPC, CRC, is a Professor of Counselor Education and Supervision in the Dept. of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. She is also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She is a Fulbright Scholar with international recognition for her work with traumatized populations. She has done extensive trauma counseling and training in Rwanda following the genocide, through a commission by the Rwandan Ministry of Health.

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