Book Reviews

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  • Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children: Family Therapy & EMDR
    Meltdowns are common in young children of a certain age. But did you know that meltdowns and emotional outbursts are even more common among children who struggle with attachment issues and traumatic pasts? Many parents ...
  • Neurobiologically Informed Trauma Therapy with Children & Adolescents
    When violence erupts, children and adolescents especially suffer. According to clinician and author Linda Chapman, the statistics published by the Children’s Defense Fund in 2012 and Centers for Disease Control in 2006 and 2011 are ...
  • Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change
    When you can’t put a particularly unsettling feeling into words or have trouble getting to the meat of a problem, try feeling it in your body. That’s the advice of Ann Weiser Cornell, a Ph.D. ...
  • Blind to Betrayal: Why We Fool Ourselves We Aren’t Being Fooled
    It would be hard not to judge Blind to Betrayal by its cover. Readers could be forgiven for thinking it’s a how-to book on catching unfaithful spouses. But while there are several stories of infidelity, ...
  • The Trauma of Everyday Life
    How many times have you heard someone say, That was the straw that broke the camel’s back? We can try to rally to face big obstacles, but sometimes the day-to-day “little things” add up until, ...
  • Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma
    “Tapping resources” has a second meaning in EMDR therapy. In Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, you literally tap them in — maybe on your knees, maybe on your shoulders. The movement is sometimes called “installing ...
  • Girl in the Water: A True Story of Sibling Abuse
    Tales of sibling rivalry are common: Marcia and Jan Brady, Cain and Abel, Ray and Robert Barone. But how often do we hear stories of sibling abuse? The darkness and fear that is encapsulated in Nancy ...
  • Behind the Mask: Adolescents in Hiding
    Adolescents often struggle with intense emotional situations, yet find themselves unsure of how to process it all. In Behind the Mask: Adolescents in Hiding, Dennis Rozema explains that the way a teenager deals with pain either ...
  • Book Review: Full Circle
    Anyone who has seen a homeless person, who has wondered why welfare exists, who has struggled to understand why another person is acting the way they do should read Jane Hersey’s Full Circle. This is ...
  • Thirty Days With My Father: Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that many soldiers suffer from after serving in a war. We don’t often heard about the children of those soldiers suffering from the same condition. However, growing ...
  • The Attachment Therapy Companion: Key Practices for Treating Children & Families
    In order for a traumatized child to heal, that child must be able to form a lasting, loving relationship with an older caregiver. Though this concept sounds intuitively valid, attachment therapy, a developing field based ...
  • Blind Devotion: Survival on the Front Lines of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction
    It would have been easy for Sharlene Prinsen to portray herself as a heroic martyr, or else as an innocent, one-dimensional victim. Yet in the memoir that centers on her marriage to a combat veteran ...
  • Blind Devotion: Survival on the Front Lines of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction
    Blind Devotion is the bold firsthand account of Sharlene Prinsen’s relationship with her husband Sean; a combat veteran who served in Bosnia and has suffered from depression, addiction, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) since ...
  • The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders
    In "The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders," J. Gayle Beck and Denise M. Sloan collaborate with a group of world-class experts to address the current research and clinical knowledge concerning traumatic stress disorders. Oxford Handbooks ...
  • Before The World Intruded: Conquering The Past And Creating The Future
    Michele Rosenthal’s memoir, Before The World Intruded, is the story of her struggle with a life-threatening illness and the trauma it created. Rosenthal shares her battle with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), leading us from her diagnosis ...
  • Trauma-Informed Practices with Children and Adolescents
    Trauma-Informed Practices with Children and Adolescents by William Steel and Cathy A. Malchiodi is a powerful and user-friendly book aimed at educating clinicians in their work with child and adolescent trauma survivors. This comprehensive book ...
  • Sexual Trauma: A Challenge Not Insanity
    Dr. K. Elan Jung’s Sexual Trauma: A Challenge Not Insanity is a strong reference, written for a wide audience including physicians, therapists, victims and the general layperson.  Dr. Jung is a practicing psychiatrist who has ...
  • The Boy from Bothell: Bipolar Vietnam Veteran
    Gene Olson’s The Boy from Bothell: Bipolar Vietnam Veteran gives a memoir of his life, his difficulties with bipolar disorder and his fight for sanity.  As Olson notes, bipolar disorder was first described at the ...
  • The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship
    The RAND Corporation estimated that, as of October 2007, 300,000 service members returning from foreign battlefields were suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.  Current estimates indicate that somewhere around one in five combat ...
  • Life After Trauma: A Workbook for Healing
    The second edition of Life After Trauma: A Workbook for Healing adopts a different perspective than most self-help books currently in circulation. The book's fundamental points are those of basic human nature ...
  • Gentling: A Practical Guide to Treating PTSD in Abused Children
    William E. Krill, Jr.’s book Gentling: a Practical Guide to Treating PTSD in Abused Children is a must-read for anyone who works with children.  To say that it is a good idea to ...
  • Conquering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the most difficult conditions for anyone to bear. Many who encounter life-threatening events or situations that threaten physical or emotional safety become burdened by a variety of intense ...

 

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