Written by the author of the bestselling self-help titles Overcoming Anxiety and Overcoming Childhood Trauma, this new title offers valuable guidance for those who have experienced trauma as a child, be it emotional, physical or sexual.
This useful self-help guide looks at the psychological impact of childhood trauma and offers some helpful strategies, based on CBT, to help the sufferer start on the road to recovery. Also contains useful information on how to get specialist help. This practical booklet will also be a valuable resource for health professionals and family members.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
This book uses an evidence-based CBT treatment model to assist children and adolescents aged 9–15 years to resolve trauma symptoms and increase their coping skills. The approach is made up of 16 step-by-step sessions to carry out with the young person, and includes worksheets and fun activities using arts and crafts. The model uses four phases: strengthening the child's psychosocial context; enhancing their coping skills; processing their trauma through gradual exposure; and addressing special issues that the child may have and preventing relapse. The child keeps a scrapbook for the duration of the programme in which they keep worksheets, artwork and any other activities they carry out. The approach is designed for individual therapy but also includes sessions for parents and caregivers.
With photocopiable worksheets and easy to follow sessions, this will be an invaluable resource for all practitioners working with traumatised and abused children, including therapists, psychologists, counsellors, health professionals and social workers.