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This book provides a theoretical framework and an innovative model of intervention for distressed couples whose relationships are affected by the echoes of trauma. Combining attachment theory, trauma research, and emotionally focused therapeutic techniques, Susan M. Johnson guides the clinician in modifying the interactional patterns that maintain traumatic stress and fostering positive, healing relationships among survivors and their partners. In-depth case material brings to life the process of assessment and treatment with couples coping with the impact of different kinds of trauma, including childhood abuse, serious illness, and combat experiences. The concluding chapter features valuable advice on therapist self-care.
'Most therapists nowadays take for granted the obvious relevance of couple therapy for ruptures of relationship bonds. But what is unique about this book is the vivid and vital way in which Johnson reveals the power of couple relationships to help heal trauma originally experienced by individuals outside those relationships. I hope this book will launch a new era in the psychotherapeutic treatment of PTSD and related disorders. It's that good.' - Alan S. Gurman, University of Wisconsin Medical School, USA 'With the increasing recognition that many couples' problems are related to the traumas of one or both partners comes the need for a new framework for understanding and doing couple therapy. This book succeeds brilliantly in providing such a framework. Skilfully integrating aspects of attachment theory, traumatology, and emotion focused couple therapy, Susan Johnson enriches each of these fields while also providing practical guidelines for both beginning and seasoned clinicians. This book represents an important advance in the treatment of couples and of trauma survivors. I will be recommending it to all my students and colleagues.' - Richard C. Schwartz, Center for Self Leadership, USA 'A much-needed resource for clinicians. Dr. Johnson shows how the experience of any kind of trauma can resonate in an individual's significant relationships, thereby compounding and extending the each of the stressful experience. Offering an important theoretical perspective on the significance of attachment to the healing process, the book outlines a sequenced treatment approach and specific strategies and techniques to help couples rework and recover from the devastating effects of past trauma.' - Christine A. Courtois, The Psychiatric Institute of Washington, USA
Trauma in Context: Healing in Attachment Relationships
Healing Connections: Expanding the Role of Couple Therapy
Trauma and Its Aftermath
Attachment and Trauma
Clinical Realities: Couple Therapy With Traumatized Couples
Couple Therapy to Create a Secure Base for the Treatment of Trauma
Defeating an Anxiety Disorder and Marital Distress
The Trauma of Physical Illness
Couple Therapy with Combat Veterans
Relationship Traumas: Attachment Injuries in Close Relationships
Therapists Who Deal with Dragons
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ISBN: 9781572307353 ISBN-10: 1572307358 Series: The Guilford Family Therapy Audience:
Number Of Pages: 228 Published: 16th January 2002 Publisher: Guilford Publications Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.55