Rebuilding Shattered Lives

James A. Chu · ISBN 9780470768747
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Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
Author(s) James A. Chu
Subtitle Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders
Edition 2
Published 29th March 2011
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Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders

Praise for Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Second Edition

"In this new edition of Rebuilding Shattered Lives, Dr.
Chu distills the wisdom he has gained from many years spent
building and directing an extraordinary therapeutic community in a
major teaching hospital. Both beginners and experienced clinicians
will benefit from this book's unfailing clarity, balance, and
pragmatism. An invaluable resource."?Judith L. Herman, MD,
Director of Training for the Victims of Violence Program, Cambridge
Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA

"The need for this work is immense, as is the reward. Thank you,
Dr. Chu, for continuing to share your sustaining insight and wisdom
in this updated edition."? Christine A. Courtois, founder and
principal, Christine A. Courtois PhD & Associates, PLC,
Washington, DC; author of Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors
in Therapy and Recollections of Sexual Abuse

Praise for the first edition:

"Dr. James Chu charts a deliberate and thoughtful approach to
the treatment of severely traumatized patients. Written in a
straightforward style and richly illustrated with clinical
vignettes, Rebuilding Shattered Lives is filled with
practical advice on therapeutic technique and clinical management.
This is a reassuring book that moves beyond the confusion and
controversies to address the critical underlying issues and
integrate traditional psychotherapy with more recent understanding
of the effects of trauma and pathological dissociation."
?Frank W. Putnam, MD

A fully revised, proven approach to the assessment andtreatment
of post-traumatic and dissociative disorders?reflecting
treatment advances since 1998

Rebuilding Shattered Lives presents valuable insights
into the rebuilding of adult psyches shattered in childhood,
drawing on the author's extensive research and clinical experience
specializing in treating survivors of severe abuse.

The new edition includes:

  • Developments in the treatment of complex PTSD

  • More on neurobiology, crisis management, and psychopharmacology
    for trauma-related disorders

  • Examination of early attachment relationships and their impact
    on overall development

  • The impact of disorganized attachment on a child's vulnerability
    to various forms of victimization

  • An update on the management of special issues

This is an essential guide for every therapist working with
clients who have suffered severe trauma.


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