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Handbook of Stress, Trauma, and the Family : Brunner-Routledge Psychosocial Stress Series - Don R. Catherall

Handbook of Stress, Trauma, and the Family

Brunner-Routledge Psychosocial Stress Series

By: Don R. Catherall (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th July 2004
ISBN: 9780415947541
Number Of Pages: 588

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Inevitably, one individual's trauma will affect the lives of their close relations. Severe traumatization affects one's capacity to feel warm, compassionate feelings, often impinging on intimate relationships or requiring family members to make complementary changes in their own lives as they try to shelter the traumatized member. Living with many of the symptoms of a trauma survivor, particularly the hyper-arousal and avoidance symptoms, places a considerable strain on loved ones who become vulnerable to developing secondary traumatization.
The "Handbook of Stress, Trauma and the Family" is broken down into three sections, compiling research, theory and practice. The first section focuses on how traumatic stress affects intimate others, what familial characteristics affect individual susceptibility to trauma, as well as evaluation of the effectiveness of various interventions. The section on theory explores concepts of stress and intrapsychic processes underlying the intergenerational transmission of trauma, addressesing how families can buffer or enhance anxiety. The final section, entitled practice, covers assessment (presenting both the Circumplex Model and Bowenian family theory models), treatment models and treatment formats for specific populations. The major family treatment models applicable to stress and trauma are discussed, including contextual, object relations, emotionally focused and critical interaction therapy.
The "Handbook" is the first text to comprehensively address stress and trauma within the family and is geared towards the professional reader as well as graduate students studying trauma.

Introduction
Theory
Trauma and Its Impact on Families
The Ties that Bind: Resource Caravans and Losses Among Traumatized Families
The Partner's Experience: Learning to Cope with Chaos
Selected Optimization with Compensation: Older Adults Adjusting to Change
Families and Chronic Illness: An Integrative Model
The Transmission of Trauma across Generations: Identification with Parental Trauma in Children of Holocaust Survivors
Research
The Relationship Between Traumatic Stress and Marital Intimacy
The Quality of Life Among Survivors' Loved Ones
The Systemic Impact of Traumatized Children
Adult Attachment and Trauma
Social Support and Traumatic Stress - Summer Sherburne Hawkins
The Effectiveness of Marital and Family Therapy for Stress and Trauma
Practice A. Models of Assessment
Assessment and Treatment of Trauma from a Bowen Family Systems Theory Perspective
A Strengths-Based Approach to Child and Family Assessment
Multi-system Assessment of Stress & Health (MASH) Model
The Contextual Treatment of Abuse
The Ecological Approach to Incestuous Families
When a Family Deals with Loss: Adaptational Challenges, Risk, and Resiliency
Family Crisis Intervention
Enhancing Resilience Through Multiple Family Groups
Psychoeducational Treatment of Stressed and Traumatized Couples
Object Relations Couples Therapy with Trauma Survivors
Facing the Dragon Together: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Trauma Survivors
Critical Interaction Therapy with Traumatized Couples
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Sexual Abuse Survivor Couples
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ISBN: 9780415947541
ISBN-10: 0415947545
Series: Brunner-Routledge Psychosocial Stress Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 588
Published: 19th July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.15  x 3.58
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 1