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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 9: Treatment Models
Although the healing process is never simple, survivors and the mental health professionals who bear witness to their suffering now have access to treatment approaches that provide well-founded hope. Some of us will choose to become trauma specialists and, as such, will come to know these models intimately. ...