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.
Personal crisis occurs in social, cultural, and individual historical context. Crisis is intrinsic to life. Broadly speaking, it is as normal and varied as human experience itself. A stressful or traumatic event and the emotional crisis that may follow present both danger and opportunity. Among those injured by ...