Trauma Recovery and Empowerment A Clinician's Guide for Working with Women in Groups

ISBN-10: 0684843234

ISBN-13: 9780684843230

Edition: 1998

Authors: Maxine Harris

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 9/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

A clinical psychologist and associate at Dartmouth College's Psychiatric Research Center, Maxine Harris is best-known for her groundbreaking book The Loss That is Forever: The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father. Based on interviews with scores of people, and her own experience as a clinical psychologist, Harris provides readers with a basis for understanding the impact the early loss of a parent has on adult development. Some of Harris's other works include Women in the Asylum, a collection of first-person accounts by women who were in insane asylums; Sexual Abuse in the Lives of Women Diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness, which includes sections on assessment, treatment and policy; and Trauma Recovery and Empowerment, a clinical guide for working with women in groups. Besides writing books, Harris was also on the editorial board of the journal Violence Against Women. Published monthly by SAGE Publications, the journal is available on the Internet as well as through the mail. As co-director for Community Connections Mental Health Agency in Washington, D.C., Harris worked with homeless clients.

Introduction
General Instructions to Group Leaders
Empowerment
Introductory Session
What It Means to Be a Woman
What Do You Know and How Do You Feel About Your Body?
Physical Boundaries
Emotional Boundaries: Setting Limits and Asking for What You Want
Self-Esteem
Developing Ways to Feel Better: Self-Soothing
Intimacy and Trust
Female Sexuality
Sex with a Partner
Transition Session from Empowerment to Trauma Recovery
Trauma Recovery
Gaining an Understanding of Trauma
The Body Remembers What the Mind Forgets
What Is Physical Abuse?
What Is Sexual Abuse?
Physical Safety
What Is Emotional Abuse?
Institutional Abuse
Abuse and Psychological or Emotional Symptoms
Trauma and Addictive or Compulsive Behavior
Abuse and Relationships
Advanced Trauma Recovery Issues
Family - Myths and Distortions
Family Life: Current
Decision Making: Trusting Your Judgment
Communication: Making Yourself Understood
Self-Destructive Behaviors
Blame, Acceptance, and Forgiveness
Feeling Out of Control
Relationships
Personal Healing
Closing Rituals
Truths and Myths About Abuse
What It Means to Be a Woman
Closing Ritual
Modifications or Supplements for Special Populations
Women Diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness
Incarcerated Women
Women Who Are Parents
Women Who Abuse
Male Survivors
Appendix
Trauma Group Notebook
Self-Esteem Thermometer
Self-Esteem Achievement Chart (Example)
Self-Esteem Achievement Chart
Comfort Strategies
Intimacy Network
Road Map
Literature Sources
Autobiography in Five Chapters (Poem)
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