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Essential Clinical Social Work Series

Healing Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

A Clinician's Guide

Authors: O’Shea Brown, Gillian

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  • Is an essential guide to navigating the complicated field of treating and healing complex trauma illustrated by case examples
  • Offers clinical guidance that can be applied in a full range of clinical social work and other practice settings with adults and families in both private practice and diverse agency settings
  • Provides a fresh theoretical perspective regarding the diathetic factors to C-PTSD, in addition to interweaving psychoanalytic theory, neuroscience, and contemporary integrative techniques in clinical practice
  • Illustrates theory and integrative interventions in practice through clinical vignettes
  • Informs clinicians on how to work with clients impacted by the shared collective trauma of COVID-19
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About this book

This book is a clinician's guide to understanding, diagnosing, treating, and healing complex posttraumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). C-PTSD, a diagnostic entity to be included in ICD-11 in 2022, denotes a severe form of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and is the result of prolonged and repeated interpersonal trauma. 
The author provides guidance on healing complex trauma through phase-oriented, multimodal, and skill-focused treatment approaches, with a core emphasis on symptom relief and functional improvement. Readers will gain familiarity with the integrative healing techniques and modalities that are currently being utilized as evidence-based treatments, including innovative multi-sensory treatments for trauma, in addition to learning more about posttraumatic growth and resilience. 
Each chapter of this guide navigates readers through the complicated field of treating and healing complex trauma, including how to work with clients also impacted by the shared collective trauma of COVID-19, and is illustrated by case examples. Topics explored include:

  • Complex layered trauma
  • Dissociation
  • Trauma and the body
  • The power of belief
  • An overview of psychotherapy modalities for the treatment of complex trauma
  • Ego state work and connecting with the inner child
  • Turning wounds into wisdom: resilience and posttraumatic growth
  • Vicarious trauma and professional self-care for the trauma clinician
It is important for clinicians to be aware of contemporary trends in treating C-PTSD. Healing Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is an essential text for mental health practitioners, clinical social workers, and other clinicians; academics; and graduate students, in addition to other professionals and students interested in C-PTSD. It is an attractive resource for an international clinical audience as we work together to heal, affirm, and unburden clients following this time of shared collective trauma. 

About the authors

Gillian O’Shea Brown, LCSW, DSW, is an Irish-born private-practice psychotherapist and EMDRIA-certified therapist. She has been educated at University College Cork in Ireland, New York University (NYU), and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. Dr. O’Shea Brown currently serves as adjunct faculty at NYU and maintains a private practice in Manhattan in New York City. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-61416-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-61415-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Healing Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Book Subtitle
A Clinician's Guide
Authors
Series Title
Essential Clinical Social Work Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61416-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61416-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-61415-7
Series ISSN
2520-162X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 167
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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