Trauma & PTSD
Integrating neuropsychodynamic and biopsychosocial factors, this book provides a guide for psychotherapists whose practices may include patients with traumatic brain injury and related neurobehavioural syndromes, such as strokes and brain tumours.
Taking into account ambiguities in the relationship between childhood abuse experiences, formation of self- destructive personality styles, and subsequent psychotherapy, the author presents a working model that is useful without limiting the practitioner.
This book offers a new conceptual approach to the problem of post-traumatic stress disorder, in which the response to trauma is seen as a reaction to injury rather than as an illness.
This work proposes a model for choosing the right intervention to solve the problems which are brought to therapy. The emphasis is on how to understand and control the many forms of violence (including incest and sexual abuse) that constitute a primary therapeutic problem of our time.