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“There are a growing number of books on the market focusing on the history, symptomatology, and treatment of trauma and PTSD. This book provides something unique as its purpose is to highlight the ‘personal positive growth or strengthening that often occurs in persons who have faced traumatic events.’ As the book points out, this is a sadly neglected area in terms of research.… This book has something to offer to the layperson and those who have experienced a traumatic event as well as to the seasoned professional. It is written in an easily accessible style and, given the price of books these days, is also a good value for the money.” --Gladeana McMahon in British Psychological Society Counseling Psychology Review “This is a useful book, ...

Guideposts for People Challenged by Trauma
Guideposts for people challenged by trauma

I'm honestly not sure what would have happened to me if I hadn't come here [grief support group],

—Bereaved mother

The focus of this book has been on traumatic events, how personal growth can follow these events, how others may be helpful to someone who is encountering a major trauma, and on issues related to research and theory In this chapter, we will speak directly to people who have experienced traumatic events. Here, more than in any other chapter, we draw primarily on our clinical work with individuals who have had to face major difficulties in life. We hope that professionals will use this chapter by providing it directly to clients or by using it to ...

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