"[A] thorough and useful overview for the beginning therapist or clinical trainee ... The book's strengths include the use of case examples running through the chapters and a sophisticated clinical perspective based on extensive experience and a thoughtful approach to challenges that must be handled sensitively in order to do no harm and provide effective psychotherapy with psychological trauma survivors." "[A] reference book for clinician and client alike. Rothschild has successfully taken the enormously complex subject of trauma therapy and recovery and broken it down into smaller and much more digestible pieces. Rothschild's book has excelled in achieving its goal of being a sound readable manual; seasoned clinicians, clients just beginning trauma therapy and everyone else in between will find this book helpful and informative." "[A] clearly-written and accessible book for anyone suffering from trauma-related disorders, and for their therapists. Babette Rothschild covers psychological effects of traumatizing experiences (especially PTSD), introduces several approaches and adjuncts to treatment, and helps individuals determine how to tell if a treatment works for them. She wisely emphasizes the individuality of successful treatment." -- David V. Baldwin, PhD, www.trauma-pages.com "I found this book to be an excellent review and summary for the experienced clinician as well as a solid introduction to the field for any new therapist of trainee... [T]his book belongs on every practitioner's bookshelf." "This timely and easy-to-read handbook introduces the basics of trauma treatment to the consumer and to the professional who may be new to the field... This accessible and concise reference book will be beneficial for anyone exploring his or her therapy options, and seeking information on treatments for trauma-related disorders."
About the Author
Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW, has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1976. Author of 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery and the best-selling The Body Remembers, and member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, she gives lectures and professional trainings around the world. She is the editor of Norton's 8 Keys to Mental Health Series. She lives in Los Angeles.