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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.

A Multidimensional Model of Understanding
A multidimensional model of understanding

The complexity of childhood trauma cannot be explained simply. People are products of their genetic, biological, relational, social, and cultural environments. These many factors affect both the impact of the original trauma and the expression of its aftermath. Aspects of the abuse itself are also ...

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