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.

Appendix A: Contract

Appendix A: Contract

Question 1 is designed to confront the feared possibility head-on, but in a way that requires clients to reflect upon and describe in some detail what they have experienced when they have lost control. This question asks clients to imagine that an involuntary admission is imminent.

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