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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.
Chapter 11: How to Listen to, Hear, and Understand Clients' Stories
How to Listen to, Hear, and Understand Clients' Stories
Humans tell stories so that others may know them and so that they may know themselves. Stories both recover and create meaning. They require survivors of childhood trauma to embark on a journey into the past, where they walk in the ...