Treatment of Complex Trauma



Christine Courtois and Julian Ford
Publication date: 12 December 2012
Publisher: Guilford Press

Pages: 378

This insightful guide provides a pragmatic road map for treating adult survivors of complex psychological trauma. Christine Courtois and Julian Ford present their effective, research based approach for helping clients move through three clearly defined phases of post traumatic recovery.

Two detailed case examples run throughout the book, illustrating how to plan and implement strengths-based interventions that use a secure therapeutic alliance as a catalyst for change. Essential topics include managing crises, treating severe affect dysregulation and dissociation, and therapist self-care.