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:
Developments in the treatment of complex PTSD
More on neurobiology, crisis management, and psychopharmacology
for trauma-related disorders
Examination of early attachment relationships and their impact
on overall development
The impact of disorganized attachment on a child's vulnerability
to various forms of victimization
An update on the management of special issues
This is an essential guide for every therapist working with
clients who have suffered severe trauma.
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