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Trauma-Centered Group Psychotherapy for Women: A Clinician's Manual

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2009 - Spring


by Hadar Lubin, M.D., assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, and David R. Johnson, Ph.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry (Routledge) This manual is a theory-based, field-tested model of group therapy for traumatized women. It includes clinical examples, a session-by-session guide for clinicians and a workbook for clients. Topics include managing traumatic re-enactments, a developmental theory of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and guidance in handling difficult treatment and clinical situations. The authors also discuss the use of testimonials and ceremonial structures to heighten the therapeutic impact.