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 spentbuilding and directing an extraordinary therapeutic community in amajor teaching hospital. Both beginners and experienced clinicianswill benefit from this book's unfailing clarity, balance, andpragmatism. An invaluable resource."--Judith L. Herman, MD, Director of Training for the Victims of Violence Program, CambridgeHealth 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 wisdomin this updated edition."-- Christine A. Courtois, founder andprincipal, Christine A. Courtois PhD & Associates, PLC, Washington, DC; author of Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivorsin Therapy and Recollections of Sexual Abuse
Praise for the first edition:
"Dr. James Chu charts a deliberate and thoughtful approach tothe treatment of severely traumatized patients. Written in astraightforward style and richly illustrated with clinicalvignettes, "Rebuilding Shattered Lives" is filled withpractical advice on therapeutic technique and clinical management.This is a reassuring book that moves beyond the confusion andcontroversies to address the critical underlying issues andintegrate traditional psychotherapy with more recent understandingof the effects of trauma and pathological dissociation."--Frank W. Putnam, MD
A fully revised, proven approach to the assessment andtreatmentof post-traumatic and dissociative disorders--reflectingtreatment advances since 1998
"Rebuilding Shattered Lives" presents valuable insightsinto the rebuilding of adult psyches shattered in childhood, drawing on the author's extensive research and clinical experiencespecializing in treating survivors of severe abuse.
The new edition includes:
Developments in the treatment of complex PTSD
More on neurobiology, crisis management, and psychopharmacologyfor trauma-related disorders
Examination of early attachment relationships and their impacton overall development
The impact of disorganized attachment on a child's vulnerabilityto various forms of victimization
An update on the management of special issues
This is an essential guide for every therapist working withclients who have suffered severe trauma.
What people are saying - Write a review
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
Written for medical professionals, but understandable by the rest of us. Filled with lots of little insights I've never seen anywhere else. 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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