• Summary
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This informative book gives mental health professionals who are not child abuse specialists knowledge and skills that are especially relevant to their direct service role and practice context. It introduces to these practitioners a conceptual bridge between biomedical and psychosocial understandings of mental disorder, providing a multidimensional approach that allows professionals to think holistically and connect clients' abusive pasts with their present-day symptoms and behaviors. It includes reviews of the most up-to-date findings with direct practice guides in helping clients.

Promoting Client Safety
Promoting client safety

Safety is the first concrete step in the healing and recovery process. It is the foundation for human growth, and without it, clients remain “stuck” in unhealthy patterns of living. Emphasizing safety helps clients understand that the many difficult life changes they must make have a purpose—and that purpose is to ...

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