Rebuilding Shattered Lives: Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders
Praise for Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Second Edition
"In this new edition of Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Dr. Chu distills the wisdom he has gained from many years spent building and directing an extraordinary therapeutic community in a major teaching hospital. Both beginners and experienced clinicians will benefit from this book's unfailing clarity, balance, and pragmatism. An invaluable resource."—Judith L. Herman, MD, Director of Training for the Victims of Violence Program, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA
"The need for this work is immense, as is the reward. Thank you, Dr. Chu, for continuing to share your sustaining insight and wisdom in this updated edition."— Christine A. Courtois, founder and principal, Christine A. Courtois PhD & Associates, PLC, Washington, DC; author of Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy and Recollections of Sexual Abuse
Praise for the first edition:
"Dr. James Chu charts a deliberate and thoughtful approach to the treatment of severely traumatized patients. Written in a straightforward style and richly illustrated with clinical vignettes, Rebuilding Shattered Lives is filled with practical advice on therapeutic technique and clinical management. This is a reassuring book that moves beyond the confusion and controversies to address the critical underlying issues and integrate traditional psychotherapy with more recent understanding of the effects of trauma and pathological dissociation." —Frank W. Putnam, MD
A fully revised, proven approach to the assessment andtreatment of post-traumatic and dissociative disorders—reflecting treatment advances since 1998
Rebuilding Shattered Lives presents valuable insights into the rebuilding of adult psyches shattered in childhood, drawing on the author's extensive research and clinical experience specializing in treating survivors of severe abuse.
The new edition includes:
This is an essential guide for every therapist working with clients who have suffered severe trauma.
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I stumbled onto this after recently being diagnosed with PTSD from early childhood trama. The description of symptoms given on pages 18-19 are an so close a match to how I feel that I am dumbfounded. For years I have been trying to articulate my inner emotions to myself with the hope that I could one-day explain it to my husband and therapist. To see my feelings so accurately placed in print is empowering. I am not the only one; there is hope.
The preview is informative, well written, and I look forward to reading the book in its entirety.
Review: Rebuilding Shattered Lives: Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative DisordersUser Review - Goodreads
An important work on treating those with the most traumatic histories. Well-written, succinct, & empathetic, Chu does a particularly effective job of discussing the therapeutic dance. I have shared ... Read full review
The Effects of Chronic Trauma
Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders 4 1
Childhood Trauma Attachment and
The Nature of Traumatic
The Paradox oi_Seli_Care
Special Topics in Treatment of Complex
Acute Care and Hospitalization
Psychopharmacology for TraumaRelated Disorders
Controversies and Future Directions in the Field
Why We Do Tlyis Work
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