Trauma: Contemporary Directions in Theory, Practice, and Research is a comprehensive text on trauma, including such phenomena as sexual abuse, childhood trauma, PTSD, terrorism, natural disasters, cultural trauma, school shootings, and combat trauma. Addressing multiple theoretical systems and how each system conceptualizes trauma, the book offers valuable information about therapeutic process dimensions and the use of specialized methods and clinical techniques in trauma work, with an emphasis on how trauma treatment may affect the clinician. Intended for courses in clinical practice and psychopathology, the book may also be useful as a graduate-level text in the allied mental health professions.

Cultural and Historical Trauma among Native Americans

Cultural and historical trauma among native Americans
Shelly A.Wiechelt and JanGryczynski

Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.

—Black Elk, Oglala Sioux Holy Man (cited in Neihardt, 1932/2008, p. 155)

Biological, psychological, and social system processes affect individuals in the way that they perceive and function in the world. Complex interactions between these systems within individuals influence how they think, feel, and behave in relation to themselves and others. Individuals’ current statuses reflect their lived experience to date. Traumatic events that occur in the lives of individuals have the ...

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