by Susan M. Johnson
This book provides a theoretical framework and an innovative model of intervention for distressed couples whose relationships are affected by the echoes of trauma.
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.
"A significant addition to the trauma treatment literature....Case examples are vivid, interesting, and tackle complex issues. Interventions are similarly detailed and well described....Recommended to all therapists working with couples where one or both members of the couple have suffered trauma."
"[Johnson] is an experienced clinician and a gifted writer. Individuals interested in adult attachment processes and the impact of trauma on either individual or relationship functioning, and clinicians committed to intervening with trauma survivors from either an individual or couple perspective, will find this book an invaluable resource."
228 Pages; 6 x 9
I. Trauma in Context: Healing in Attachment Relationships
1. Healing Connections: Expanding the Role of Couple Therapy
2. Trauma and Its Aftermath
3. Attachment and Trauma
II. Clinical Realities: Couple Therapy with Traumatized Couples
6. Couple Therapy to Create a Secure Base for the Treatment of Trauma
7. Defeating an Anxiety Disorder and Marital Distress
8. The Trauma of Physical Illness
9. Couple Therapy with Combat Veterans, Lyn Williams Keeler and Susan M. Johnson
10. Relationship Traumas: Attachment Injuries in Close Relationships
11. Therapists Who Deal with Dragons
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