Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma

Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma

This book will be suitable for professionals directly employing creative approaches in their practice, such as arts therapists and play therapists, as well as those working with children who are interested in creative alternate approaches, ...

Author: Joy Hasler

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784502423

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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A burgeoning evidence base supports that arts, play and other creative therapies have potential to help children in foster care, kinship care or adoptive families to recover from complex trauma. Written by contributors working at the cutting edge of delivering effective therapeutic interventions, this innovative book describes models for working with children in foster care, kinship care or adoption. Covering how to assess needs and contextual considerations for working with children and families, this book presents a range of creative therapeutic approaches spanning art psychotherapy, music therapy and dance therapy. It emphasizes the necessity of working with caregivers and other significant adults, as well as the child, to facilitate recovery. The theoretical foundations of attachment, developmental psychology and neurobiology are embedded in each chapter showing how they underpin each of the recommended creative therapies. This book will be suitable for professionals directly employing creative approaches in their practice, such as arts therapists and play therapists, as well as those working with children who are interested in creative alternate approaches, such as psychologists, counsellors, therapists and social workers.
Categories: Psychology

Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems

Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems

This book vividly shows how creative arts and play therapy can help children recover from experiences of disrupted or insecure attachment.

Author: Cathy A. Malchiodi

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462523702

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

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This book vividly shows how creative arts and play therapy can help children recover from experiences of disrupted or insecure attachment. Leading practitioners explore the impact of early relationship difficulties on children's emotions and behavior. Rich case material brings to life a range of therapeutic approaches that utilize art, music, movement, drama, creative writing, and play. The volume covers ways to address attachment issues with individuals of different ages, as well as their caregivers. Chapters clearly explain the various techniques and present applications for specific populations, including complex trauma survivors.
Categories: Psychology

Diagnosing and Treating Complex Trauma

Diagnosing and Treating Complex Trauma

According to a Dutch handbook on creative therapy (Smeijsters, 2000), there are no specific expressive therapy methods reported for the treatment of complex trauma. Creative therapies can, however, have an important and decisively ...

Author: Trudy Mooren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317700579

Category: Psychology

Page: 218

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The term complex trauma refers to a broad range of symptoms resulting from exposure to prolonged or repeated severely traumatizing events. This broad spectrum of psychological symptoms complicates the formulation of an all-encompassing explicit definition, which in turn complicates the creation of specific treatment guidelines. In Diagnosing and Treating Complex Trauma, Trudy Mooren and Martijn Stöfsel explore the concept of complex trauma with reference to severely traumatised people including refugees, asylum seekers, war veterans, people with severe occupational trauma and childhood trauma and others who have dealt with severe violence. The book introduces a layered model for diagnosing and treating complex trauma in four parts. Part One introduces the concept of complex trauma, its historical development and the various theories about trauma. The authors introduce a layered model that describes the symptoms of complex trauma, and conclude with a discussion on the three-phase model. Part Two describes the diagnostic options available that make use of a layered model of complex trauma. Part Three discusses the treatment of complex trauma using the three-phase model as an umbrella model that encompasses the entire treatment. Chapters cover a multitude of stabilization techniques crucial to the treatment of every client group regardless of the therapeutic expectations. This part also contains an overview of the general and specific trauma processing techniques. The last chapter in this part covers the third phase of the treatment: integration. Part Four addresses the characteristics of different groups of clients who are affected by complex trauma, the components that affect their treatment and the suggested qualities required of a therapist to deal with each group. The book concludes with a chapter discussing the consequences for therapists providing treatment to people afflicted by complex trauma. Developed from the authors’ own clinical experiences, Diagnosing and Treating Complex Trauma is a key guide and reference for healthcare professionals working with severely traumatised adults, including psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, social-psychiatric nurses, and case managers.
Categories: Psychology

Using Image and Narrative in Therapy for Trauma Addiction and Recovery

Using Image and Narrative in Therapy for Trauma  Addiction and Recovery

Brenninkmeyer, F. (2017) 'Complex Trauma in Children: An Overview of Theoretical Developments.' Chapter 1 in A. Hendry and J. Hasler (eds) Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma: Helping Children and Families in Foster Care, Kinship Care ...

Author: James West

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781787750524

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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With contributions from well-respected figures in the field, this book explores the use of narrative and image in the therapeutic treatment of trauma and addiction. The book considers topics such as early trauma and its impacts, therapeutic methods based on images and narrative, and recovery and post-traumatic growth through community engagement. Despite a close practical association between the two, trauma and addiction are often addressed or treated separately. By considering them together, this book offers a rare perspective and is an invaluable tool for art and narrative therapists, as well as professionals supporting those dealing with addiction or trauma.
Categories: Psychology

The Creative Therapies and Eating Disorders

The Creative Therapies and Eating Disorders

Complex PTSD and Eating Disorders In many cases, people with eating disorders are vulnerable clients, often with histories of physical and sexual abuse, family alcoholism, or other overwhelming stress in their childhood development.

Author: Stephanie L. Brooke

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398077594

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 292

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Creative Therapies with Eating Disorders is a comprehensive work that examines the use of art, play, music, dance/movement, drama, and spirituality to treatment issues relating to eating disturbance. The author's primary purpose is to examine treatment approaches which cover the broad spectrum of the creative art therapies. The collection of chapters is written by renowned, well-credentialed, and professional creative art therapists in the areas of art, play, music, dance/movement, and drama. In addition, some of the chapters are complimented with photographs of client art work, diagrams, and tables. The reader is provided with a snapshot of how these various creative art therapies are used to treat males and females suffering from eating disorders. This informative book will be of special interest to educators, students, therapists as well as people struggling with eating disorders.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Effective Treatments for PTSD

Effective Treatments for PTSD

Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Edna B. Foa, Terence M. Keane, ... childhood PTSD and, 226 Combat trauma creative therapies and, 484–485 EMDRand, 574 family interventions and, 464 hypnosis ...

Author: Edna B. Foa

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781609181499

Category: Psychology

Page: 658

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Developed under the auspices of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, this tightly edited work is the definitive best-practice reference for practitioners caring for any trauma population. Leading clinical scientists thoroughly review the literature on widely used therapeutic approaches for both adults and children. Succinct treatment guidelines are presented that feature standardized ratings of the evidence for each approach. The book also offers insightful guidance to help clinicians select the most suitable therapy for particular patients and overcome frequently encountered obstacles.
Categories: Psychology

Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy

Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy

Based on current evidence-based and emerging brain-body practices, there are eight key reasons for including expressive arts in trauma intervention, covered in this book: (1) letting the senses tell the story; (2) self-soothing mind and ...

Author: Cathy A. Malchiodi

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462543113

Category: Medical

Page: 406

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"Psychological trauma can be a life-changing experience that affects multiple facets of health and well-being. The nature of trauma is to impact the mind and body in unpredictable and multidimensional ways. It can be a highly subjective that is difficult or even impossible to explain with words. It also can impact the body in highly individualized ways and result in complex symptoms that affect memory, social engagement, and quality of life. While many people overcome trauma with resilience and without long term effects, many do not. Trauma's impact often requires approaches that address the sensory-based experiences many survivors report. The expressive arts therapy-the purposeful application of art, music, dance/movement, dramatic enactment, creative writing and imaginative play-are largely non-verbal ways of self-expression of feelings and perceptions. More importantly, they are action-oriented and tap implicit, embodied experiences of trauma that can defy expression through verbal therapy or logic. Based on current evidence-based and emerging brain-body practices, there are eight key reasons for including expressive arts in trauma intervention, covered in this book: (1) letting the senses tell the story; (2) self-soothing mind and body; (3) engaging the body; (4) enhancing nonverbal communication; (5) recovering self-efficacy; (6) rescripting the trauma story; (7) making meaning; and (8) restoring aliveness"--
Categories: Medical

Addressing Issues of Mental Health in Schools through the Arts

Addressing Issues of Mental Health in Schools through the Arts

Complementary materials CM6: Eunice Macedo with Poliksana Hardalova The wider arts as experiences that support the ... Hendry, A. & Hasler, J. (eds), (2017) Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma: Helping Children and Families in Foster ...

Author: Nick Clough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429628504

Category: Education

Page: 362

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This book outlines how teachers, music / arts therapists and teacher trainers have engaged in participatory action research to facilitate regular group music listening and improvisational music making with children and young people in their classrooms, highlighting its impact in addressing issues of mental health and providing social and emotional access to learning. The book includes examples of classroom practice, evidencing how safe, inclusive and interactive music making can stimulate experiences that alter children and young people’s moods, enhance their social skills and enable their connectivity with each other and with learning. It describes participatory action research approaches that support inter professional learning between teachers and music / arts therapists. Five narrative accounts of classroom episodes provide a basis for continuing reflection and critical theorising about young people’s relational health and sensory engagement. The book explores outcomes from non-verbal dialogic interaction and attachment focussed practices. It advocates new forms of rights respecting professionalism. Providing new frameworks with which to enhance the wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people in classroom settings, the book will be important reading for researchers and students in the fields of inclusive education, music / arts therapy and teacher training. The contents are significant for practitioners looking to support children and young people’s recovery and reconnections in the classroom.
Categories: Education

EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room

EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room

The interpersonal neurobiology of play: Brain-building interventions for emotional well-being. ... In A. Hendry & J. Hasler (Eds.), Creative therapies for complex trauma: Helping children and families in foster care, kinship care or ...

Author: Ann Beckley-Forest

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826175939

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Maximizes treatment of childhood trauma by combining two powerful modalities This pioneering guidebook fully integrates the theoretical foundations and practical applications of play therapy and EMDR in order to maximize healing in in children with trauma. By highlighting the work of innovative EMDR therapists and play and expressive art therapists and their pioneering clinical work, the authors provide a fully integrated approach to using EMDR in a play therapy context while being faithful to both play therapy principles and the 8 phases of the EMDR standard protocol. This book provides in-depth discussions on how leading innovators integrate their modalities—TraumaPlay, sand tray, art therapy, Synergetic Play therapy, Child-centered and Developmental Play Therapy—with EMDR and includes real life examples of assessment, parent and child preparation, developing emotional resources for reprocessing trauma using EMDR in play or expressive therapy, and a comprehensive look at complications of dissociation in trauma processing and how to manage these. Corresponding to the eight EMDR phases are twelve interventions, comprised of a brief rationale, step-by-step directions, materials needed, case examples, and supporting visual materials. Key Features: Integrates EMDR and play therapy to create a powerful method for treating children suffering from trauma Includes contributions from dually credentialled EMDR clinicians and registered play therapists, art therapists, and sand tray practitioners Offers a fully integrated approach to EMDR and play therapy faithful to the eight phases of standard EMDR protocol and play therapy principles Includes a chapter on culturally sensitive EMDR and play using Latinx culture as the lens Describes how traditional play therapy creates an emotionally safe space for trauma work for children Provides hands-on play therapy interventions for each EMDR phase in quick reference format Delivers multiple interventions with rationale, step-by-step directions, materials required, case examples, and visual aids Foreward by Ana Gomez, leading author on the use of EMDR with children
Categories: Psychology

Creative Therapies with Traumatised Children

Creative Therapies with Traumatised Children

dramatherapy 18–19 effects of abuse 20–2, 26–35 importance of play 19–20 and learning 120–1 theories and ... 89–90, 103 complex PTSD 116 dispensing with 151 sexual abuse 25–6 creative metaphors, working with 113–15 creative teams 10–11 ...

Author: Anne Bannister

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846424298

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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As a probation officer and social worker, Anne Bannister has successfully used creative therapies with abused children for 25 years. Combining her practical experience and recent doctoral research she reflects on how and why these therapies actually work in the healing process. She shows how in 'the space between' children and their therapists, the child and adult can each use their creative skills to aid developmental processes, reverse negative brain patterns and affect positive behavioural changes to heal the damage caused by severe abuse in childhood. The author presents a practical model called the Regenerative Approach to use when assessing and working therapeutically with traumatised children. Her research has implications for those working in the field of children's development and learning, and provides an important new approach for social workers, creative therapists and all those who work with traumatised children.
Categories: Psychology

Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis Fourth Edition

Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis  Fourth Edition

In J. D. Ford & C. A. Courtois (Eds.), Treating complex traumatic stress disorders in children and adolescents: Scientific foundations and ... In C. A. Malchiodi (Ed.), Creative interventions with traumatized children (2nd ed., pp.

Author: Nancy Boyd Webb

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462522217

Category: Psychology

Page: 440

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"This book aims to provide professionals and clinicians-in-training with the latest forms of treatment for children and adolescents who have been impacted by crises and trauma. The various treatment options presented here include approaches that focus on the individual as well as many that include a parent in conjoint or filial therapy, and others that employ a family treatment model. Many chapters in this book demonstrate the use of a variety of creative methods with young people who have suffered traumatic experiences such as sexual abuse, bullying, immigration, natural disasters, and witnessing violence"--
Categories: Psychology

Music Therapy in Adoption and Trauma

Music Therapy in Adoption and Trauma

Therapy That Makes a Difference After Placement Joy Gravestock ... Are and How to Help Betsy de Thierry ISBN 978 1 78592 639 6 eISBN 978 1 78592 640 2 Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma Helping Children and Families in Foster Care, ...

Author: Joy Gravestock

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784509125

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Music therapy is a valuable method of support and treatment for those dealing with trauma within the adoption community. Music Therapy in Adoption and Trauma offers a timely and much-needed perspective for music and creative arts therapists, as well as families themselves. Addressing topics such as contemporary adoption processes, potential resulting trauma, attachment and adoption breakdown, the book looks at why music therapy specifically can help. Throughout, it centres the value of lived experience in increasing understanding of trauma and effective support. Following a decade of dramatic change within the adoption practice, this book is an invaluable resource for those looking to support individuals and families impacted by adoption.
Categories: Psychology

Creative Play Therapy with Adolescents and Adults

Creative Play Therapy with Adolescents and Adults

Instead, we use the term complex trauma, which means severe and prolonged exposure to childhood interpersonal trauma (Olson-Morrison, 2017). When working with complex trauma, we find Creative Play Therapy to be powerful in facilitating ...

Author: Denis' A. Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429830273

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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This practical, user-friendly manual shows mental health professionals how to implement play therapy with adolescents and adults and how to conceptualize client struggles using a wealth of creative approaches. Creative Play Therapy with Adolescents and Adults follows an accessible seven-stage process for professionals to address clients’ core needs and establish an empathic therapeutic relationship. The book charts the stages of play therapy and explores a range of expressive arts including art, drama, dance, writing and sand play and the key materials needed for each. It also considers additional aspects of play therapy including resistance, spirituality and self-care. Filled with techniques, skills and case studies to help demystify complex client work, the book outlines an easy-to-follow treatment protocol for healing and resolution. This book will be of interest to a wide range of mental health professionals working with adults and adolescents as it encourages a more creative career and lasting, tangible progress in clients.
Categories: Psychology

Routledge International Handbook of Play Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy

Routledge International Handbook of Play  Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy

It has also been pointed out that these methods used may not form the entirety of the therapy, but could be useful in the ... Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma: Helping Children and Families in Foster Care, Kinship Care or Adoption.

Author: Sue Jennings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000228656

Category: Psychology

Page: 446

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Routledge International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy is the first book of its kind to provide an overview of key aspects of play and play therapy, considering play on a continuum from generic aspects through to more specific applied and therapeutic techniques and as a stand-alone discipline. Presented in four parts, the book provides a unique overview of, and ascribes equal value to, the fields of play, therapeutic play, play in therapy and play therapy. Chapters by academics, play practitioners, counsellors, arts therapists and play therapists from countries as diverse as Japan, Cameroon, India, the Czech Republic, Israel, USA, Ireland, Turkey, Greece and the UK explore areas of each topic, drawing links and alliances between each. The book includes complex case studies with children, adolescents and adults in therapy with arts and play therapists, research with children on play, work in schools, outdoor play and play therapy, animal-assisted play therapy, work with street children and play in therapeutic communities around the world. Routledge International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy demonstrates the centrality of play in human development, reminds us of the creative power of play and offers new and innovative applications of research and practical technique. It will be of great interest to academics and students of play, play therapy, child development, education and the therapeutic arts. It will also be a key text for play and creative arts therapists, both in practice and in training, play practitioners, social workers, teachers and anyone working with children.
Categories: Psychology

Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Their Families

Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Their Families

... C. A., 7, 12 Court systems advocacy, 94–95 Creative Therapy Store, 50, 84 CSBI. See Child Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI) Cultural background/identity agency events and, 90 complex trauma effects and, 12 complex trauma therapy and, ...

Author: Cheryl B. Lanktree

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483389950

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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One of the few books on the treatment of psychological trauma in children that provides specific, in-depth individual, group, and family therapy interventions for complex psychological trauma, Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Their Families: An Integrative Approach focuses on the treatment of 6-12 year-old children and their relevant family members. Renowned authors Cheryl B. Lanktree and John N. Briere use their evidence-based, yet flexible treatment model, Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Children (ITCT-C), as they address the use of play therapy, attachment processing, mindfulness, and other approaches, as well as interventions with family/caretaker and community systems. The authors emphasize a culturally sensitive, destigmatizing, and empowering perspective that supports both recovery and posttraumatic growth. Clinical examples and specific tools illustrate how assessment is used to guide individualized and developmentally-appropriate interventions.
Categories: Social Science

The Traumatised Memory Protection and Resistance

The Traumatised Memory     Protection and Resistance

How traumatic stress encrypts itself in the body, behaviour and soul and how to detect it Ralf Vogt ... with Play Therapy for the Child with Complex Trauma (pp 155–164) in Hendry, A. & Hasler, J. Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma.

Author: Ralf Vogt

Publisher: Lehmanns Media

ISBN: 9783965430068

Category: Psychology

Page: 210

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Much has already been written about trauma psychotherapeutic methods. However, little research has so far been done on how psychodynamic traumatic incidents are psychologically mapped and coded into symptoms of the body and into mental images – although this topic is extremely exciting! How is psychological stressful data saved and stored by humans depending on their age, the cruelty level of the incident or the accumulation of terrible events? Which variants of remembrance are available to the body and mind? How can encrypted data be later retrieved and decrypted, so it is therapeutically effective and emotionally acceptable? This book is a collection of theoretical and practical contributions that can be understood by psychotherapeutic colleagues and affected clients alike. The illustrative case examples are also interesting for anyone who wants to experience the logic and contradictions of the fascinating unconscious.
Categories: Psychology

Trauma in the Creative and Embodied Therapies

Trauma in the Creative and Embodied Therapies

Creative supervision: The use of expressive arts methods in supervision and self-supervision. London: Jessica Kingsley. ... Clinical applications of the attachment framework: Relational treatment of complex trauma.

Author: Anna Chesner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351066242

Category: Psychology

Page: 172

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Trauma in the Creative and Embodied Therapies is a cross-professional book looking at current approaches to working therapeutically and socially with trauma in a creative and embodied way. The book pays attention to different kinds of trauma – environmental, sociopolitical, early relational, abuse in its many forms, and the trauma of illness – with contributions from international experts, drawn from the fields of the arts therapies, the embodied psychotherapies, as well as nature-based therapy and Playback Theatre. The book is divided into three sections: the first section takes into consideration the wider sociopolitical perspective of trauma and the power of community engagement. In the second section, there are numerous clinical approaches to working with trauma, whether with individuals or groups, highlighting the importance of creative and embodied approaches. In the third section, the focus shifts from client work to the impact of trauma on the practitioner, team, and supervisor, and the importance of creative self-care and reflection in managing this challenging field. This book will be useful for all those working in the field of trauma, whether as clinicians, artists, or social workers.
Categories: Psychology

USING THE CREATIVE THERAPIES TO COPE WITH GRIEF AND LOSS

USING THE CREATIVE THERAPIES TO COPE WITH GRIEF AND LOSS

Complex trauma in children and adolescents: Evidence-based practice in clinical settings. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69(5), 497–509. Luecken, L. (2000). Attachment and loss experiences during childhood are associated with adult ...

Author: Stephanie L. Brooke

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398090784

Category: Art

Page: 420

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Using the Creative Therapies to Cope with Grief and Loss is a comprehensive and exciting work that illustrates the use of art, play, music, dance/movement, drama, and animals as creative approaches for helping clients cope with grief and loss issues. The editors’ primary purpose is to present an array of creative treatment approaches, which cover the broad spectrum of grief, more than just loss through death. Well renowned, well-credentialed, and professional creative arts therapists in the areas of art, play, music, dance/movement, drama, and animal-assisted therapies have contributed to this work. In addition, some of the chapters are complimented with photographs of client work in these areas. The reader is provided with a snapshot of how these various creative arts therapies are used to treat children and adults diagnosed struggling with loss or complicated grief. This informative book will be of special interest to educators, students, therapists as well as people working with families and children coping with loss.
Categories: Art

Working with Life Scripts in Art Therapy with Adults Affected by Complex Trauma

Working with Life Scripts in Art Therapy with Adults Affected by Complex Trauma

Based on analysis and synthesis of existing literature, we suggest an integrative model for the work with adults who have experienced trauma, sensitive to the specifics of the severe consequences of complex trauma.

Author: Ekaterina Aladinskaya

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1114273898

Category:

Page: 56

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In this theoretical research paper, we explore how art therapy may inform life scripts analysis in Transactional Analysis (TA) through a prism of the modern trauma recovery model developed by Judith Herman (1992, 1997). Based on analysis and synthesis of existing literature, we suggest an integrative model for the work with adults who have experienced trauma, sensitive to the specifics of the severe consequences of complex trauma. This theoretical study has the goal of filling the gaps in the TA theory and practice of life scripts though combining TA and art therapy within a modern trauma recovery model. Moreover, we suggest that incorporating the creative process phases within the stages of trauma recovery could enlighten the therapeutic process. Each stage of recovery is described from the positions of Herman, TA, creative process and art therapy, and provided with examples of art therapy interventions. Finally, we discuss limitations of this study and propose implications of the suggested integrative model in future research.
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Revealing the Inner World of Traumatised Children and Young People

Revealing the Inner World of Traumatised Children and Young People

of related interest Healing Child Trauma Through Restorative Parenting A Model for Supporting Children and Young People Dr Chris Robinson and Terry Philpot ISBN 978 184905 699 1 eISBN 978 1 78450 215 7 Creative Therapies for Complex ...

Author: Christine Bradley

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784502652

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Bringing together the latest research and theory about a child's inner world and the impact of the world around them, this is a guide to understanding and responding to the emotional needs of traumatised children. Founded on the principle that traumatised children do not have a secure sense of self and therefore cannot relate to the outside world without becoming overwhelmed, this book brings psychoanalytic and psychodynamic understandings of child psychology together with current neuroscience and trauma theory. At the heart of the book is an attachment-informed assessment model and guidance for treatment. Professionals working therapeutically with traumatised children, including therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health workers, social workers and residential care workers, will benefit from the wealth of knowledge and valuable practice guidance presented in this book.
Categories: Psychology