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Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth : A Clinician's Guide - Lawrence G. Calhoun

Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth

A Clinician's Guide

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9780805824124
Number Of Pages: 178

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In this book, Calhoun and Tedeschi construct the first systematic framework for clinical efforts to enhance the processes they sum up as posttraumatic growth.
Posttraumatic growth is the phenomenon of positive change through struggle with even the most horrible sets of circumstances. People who experience it tend to describe three general types of change: realistically stronger feelings of vulnerability that are nonetheless accompanied by stronger feelings of personal resilience, closer and deeper relationships with others, and a stronger sense of spirituality.
Posttraumatic growth has only recently become an important focus of interest for researchers and practitioners. Drawing on a burgeoning professional literature as well as on their own extensive clinical experience, the authors present strategies for helping clients effect all three types of positive change - strategies that have been tested in a variety of groups facing a variety of crises and traumas. Their concise yet comprehensive practical guide will be welcomed by all those who counsel persons grappling with the worst life has to offer.

Preface
Trauma and Growth: Processes and Outcomesp. 1
Case Examples of Posttraumatic Growthp. 24
The Process of Encouraging Posttraumatic Growth: An Overviewp. 52
Helping Clients Develop New Views of Vulnerability and Strengthp. 75
Helping Clients Make Changes in Relationshipsp. 91
Helping Clients Toward Philosophical and Spiritual Growthp. 104
Posttraumatic Growth: Issues for Cliniciansp. 125
Resources for Clinicians and Clientsp. 142
Referencesp. 151
Author Indexp. 159
Subject Indexp. 164
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ISBN: 9780805824124
ISBN-10: 080582412X
Series: Personality & Clinical Psychology (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 1st July 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.2  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1