Peoplemaking. Personal and Professional Development Books and Training Resources.

101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking

Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects

Dawn D'Amico

Many children who have experienced serious trauma are withdrawn and closed off, making it difficult to engage with them in therapy effectively. This book offers a compendium of therapeutic activities that will help children who have endured painful abuse to open up, so that they can learn to express their feelings and therapy can be directed towards their individual needs.
From useful techniques for bridging memory gaps to using masks for self-expression, the innovative activities use mindfulness, art and play to help children feel relaxed and responsive. The activities require very little preparation, and use only everyday items that are easy to access and can be used time and time again. Case studies throughout offer a helpful demonstration of how the activities work in practice.
This is an ideal resource for use with children in therapeutic, home and school settings. It is appropriate to use with children aged 5-17 who have experienced trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, forced migration and severe neglect, as well as those with acute depression, anxiety and behavioural difficulties.

23x16cm  224 pages  $37.00  

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery

Strategies to Empower Your Healing

Babette Rothschild

Trauma recovery is tricky; however, there are several key principles that can help make the process safe and effective. This book gives self help readers, therapy clients and therapists alike the skills to understand and implement eight keys to successful trauma healing: mindful identification of what is helpful, recognising survival, having the option to not remember, creating a supportive inner dialogue, forgiving yourself for not being able to stop the trauma, understanding and sharing shame, finding your own recovery pace, mobilising your body, and helping others. This is not another book promoting a new method or type of treatment; rather it is a necessary adjunct to self-help and professional recovery programmes. After reading this book, readers will be able to recognise their own individual needs and evaluate whether those needs are being met. They will have the tools necessary to put themselves in the driver's seat, navigating their own safe road to recovery.

23x15cm  174 pages  $39.95  


60 Trauma-Informed Assessment and Treatment Interventions Across the Lifespan

Christina Reese

Simply, attachment is the way that we connect to each other. Without attachment, people feel alone to deal with challenges they face, which leads to distress, dysfunction and mental health disorders. It is possible to repair dysfunctional attachment, but first it is necessary to recognize attachment style, unhealthy relationship patterns, and the impact they are having.
Improve your client's relationships by teaching them strategies to feel more connected, reestablish trust, and restore positive emotions. This well qualified author has created a comprehensive guide that explains attachment over a lifetime, and offers trauma-informed approaches to treat attachment at any age.
Clinical examples, handouts and worksheets to use with clients of all ages
Recognize attachment styles
Identify key symptoms of attachment difficulties and their inception
Interventions that repair attachment traumas to heal stress, shame, and anxiety
Techniques to help clients improve their relationships (children, parents, friends, and significant others)

28x22cm  182 pages  $50.00  

Body Awareness Workbook for Trauma

Release Trauma from Your Body, Find Emotional Balance, and Connect with Your Inner Wisdom

Julie Brown Yau

Presents a comprehensive mind-body approach to healing trauma that invites readers to reconnect with their body's innate capacity for healing, growth, vitality, and joy. Readers learn to move past their trauma toward post traumatic growth, balance their emotions, and transform the dark side of trauma into body awareness and spiritual fulfillment.

25x20cm  200 pages  $44.00  

Body Remembers

The psychophysiology of trauma and trauma treatment.


It is now thought that people who have been traumatized hold an implicit memory of traumatic events in their brains and bodies. That memory is often expressed in the symptomatology of posttraumatic stress disorder - nightmares, flashbacks, startle responses, and dissociative behaviours. In essence, the body of the traumatized individual refuses to be ignored. Shows how to integrate body and mind in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder.

17x24cm  190 pages  $60.00  

Body Remembers Casebook

Unifying methods and models in the treatment of trauma and PTSD.


Based on ideas put forward in The Body Remembers emphasises the importance of tailoring every trauma therapy to the particular needs of the individual client. Each varied and complex case is approached with a combination of methods ranging from traditional psychodynamic and cognitive approaches and applications of attachment theory to innovative trauma methods including EMDR and Levine's SIBAM model.

16x24cm  239 pages  $40.00  

Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, The

And other stories from a child psychiatrist's notebook

Bruce Perry, Maia Szalavitz

What happens when a young brain is traumatized? How does terror, abuse, or disaster affect a child's mind--and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has helped children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, murder witnesses, kidnapped teenagers, and victims of family violence. In The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, he tells their stories of trauma and transformation through the lens of science, revealing the brain's astonishing capacity for healing. Deftly combining unforgettable case histories with his own compassionate, insightful strategies for rehabilitation, Perry explains what exactly happens to the brain when a child is exposed to extreme stress--and reveals the unexpected measures that can be taken to ease a child's pain and help him grow into a healthy adult. Through the stories of children who recover--physically, mentally, and emotionally--from the most devastating circumstances, Perry shows how simple things like surroundings, affection, language, and touch can deeply impact the developing brain, for better or for worse. In this deeply informed and moving book, Bruce Perry dramatically demonstrates that only when we understand the science of the mind can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child.

20x13cm  275 pages  $34.00  

CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents

Over 220 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders

Lisa Phifer, and others

The CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents gives you the resources to help the children in your life handle their daily obstacles with ease. Inside this workbook you'll find hundreds of worksheets, exercises, and activities to help treat: - Trauma - ADHD - Autism - Anxiety - Depression - Conduct Disorders Written by clinicians and teachers with decades of experience working with kids, these practical and easy-to-use therapy tools are vital to teaching children how to cope with and overcome their deepest struggles. Step-by-step, you'll see how the best strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy are adapted for children.

28x23cm  $70.00  

Child's Own Story

Life Story Work with Traumatized Children

Richard Rose and Terry Philpot

Helping traumatized children develop a narrative about their life and the lives of people closest to them, is key to their understanding and acceptance of who they are and their past experiences. The Child's Own Story is an introduction to life story work and how this effective tool can be used to help children and young people recover from abuse and make sense of a disrupted upbringing in multiple homes or families. Explaining the concepts of attachment, separation, loss and identity, the authors use these as a context to describe how to use techniques such as family trees, wallpaper work, eco- and geno-scaling. They offer guidance on interviewing relatives and carers, and how to gain access to key documentation, including social workers' case files, legal papers, and health, registrar and police records.

16x23cm  160 pages  $35.00  

Children and Adolescents in Trauma

Creative Therapeutic Approaches

Chris Nicholson, ed and others

Presents a variety of creative approaches to working with young people in residential children's homes, secure or psychiatric units, and special schools.
The contributors describe a wide range of approaches, including art therapy and literature, and how creative methods are applied in cases of abuse, trauma, violence, self-harm and identity development. They discuss the impact of abuse and mistreatment upon the mental health of 'looked after' children, drawing links between psychoanalytic theory and practice and the study of literature and the arts.
This indispensable book provides useful insights and a fresh perspective for anyone working with traumatised children and adolescents, including social workers, psychotherapists, arts therapists, psychiatrists, counsellors, psychologists and students in these fields.

23x15cm  256 pages  $60.00  

Clinical Exercises for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents

Practical guidance and ready-to-use resources

Damion Grasso

This book combines guidance for personalizing and implementing effective treatment approaches with practical materials to use in session. It describes the potential impact of trauma on children and adolescents, outlines core principles of effective treatment models, and provides practical guidance for tailoring treatment strategies to the specific needs of the individual. The featured worksheets and practical resources are designed to be compatible with evidence-based treatment models including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Prolonged Exposure, Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competence (ARC), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).
Replete with adaptable, ready-made materials, this convenient resource will help any clinician working with trauma exposed 8-18-year-olds to implement effective treatment strategies in practice, as well as to take a tailored approach that engages them with creative, therapeutic activities.

28x22cm  200 pages  $73.00  

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Child Trauma and Abuse

A Step-by-Step Approach

Jacqueline Feather, Kevin Ronan, Duncan Innes, illus

Evidence suggests that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a highly effective form of psychotherapy to help children to overcome the long-lasting, acute and damaging effects that trauma can have. This book uses an evidence-based CBT treatment model to assist children and adolescents aged 9-15 years to resolve trauma symptoms and increase their coping skills. The approach is made up of 16 step-by-step sessions to carry out with the young person, and includes worksheets and fun activities using arts and crafts. The model uses four phases: strengthening the child's psychosocial context; enhancing their coping skills; processing their trauma through gradual exposure; and addressing special issues that the child may have and preventing relapse. The child keeps a scrapbook for the duration of the programme in which they keep worksheets, artwork and any other activities they carry out. The approach is designed for individual therapy but also includes sessions for parents and caregivers.
With photocopiable worksheets and easy to follow sessions, this will be an invaluable resource for all practitioners working with traumatised and abused children, including therapists, psychologists, counsellors, health professionals and social workers.

28x22cm  139 pages  $45.00  

Coping Skills for Trauma Deck

54 Practices to Overcome Trauma-Related Stressors, Deal with Shame & Guilt and Increase Resiliency

Timothy Gordon

Living with trauma is hard. Let this deck be a companion on your journey. Inside this deck you'll find 54 exercises to develop the skills needed to cope in the face of trauma, PTSD, and stress. Filled with innovative practices from attachment theory, compassion, acceptance, mindfulness, and CBT this deck will help you learn how to practice relaxation, build healthier relationships, and find a more balanced lifestyle.

13x8cm  54 pages  $36.00  

Counselling for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Scott & Stradling

Covers the full spectrum of post-traumatic states. Provides a clear and detailed account of how these states can be recognized and includes chapters on diagnostic criteria, client assessment, the development and course of PTSD and the cognitive behavioural approach to treatment.

14x22cm  141 pages  $78.00  

Creating Healing School Communities

School-Based Interventions for Students Exposed to Trauma

Catherine DeCarlo Santiago, Tali Raviv, Lisa Jacox

This book provides readers with the necessary "trauma-informed" tools to intervene on behalf of struggling students and create a beneficial educational environment. School-based programs can minimize the impact trauma has on learning and help students who may otherwise not have access to such support to develop the coping skills to manage ongoing and future stress.
With examples of core treatment components and engaging case studies, this book illustrates how effective school-based interventions ensure that students have the opportunity to heal from trauma. The authors take a holistic approach to trauma-informed practices and provide a practical overview of evidence-based interventions using the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) model. Under the MTSS, trauma interventions take place on three distinct levels that address a wide variety of students and differing degrees of trauma exposure: Universal (Tier 1), Targeted (Tier 2), and Intensive (Tier 3).
Creating Healing School Communities shows how school mental health professionals, educators, and administrators can work together to help students overcome trauma and excel in the classroom and in life.

23x16cm  140 pages  $102.00  

Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children

2nd ed

Cathy Malchiodi

A trusted, bestselling resource, this volume demonstrates a range of creative approaches for facilitating children's emotional reparation and recovery from trauma. Experts in play, art, music, movement, and drama therapy, as well as bibliotherapy, describe step-by-step strategies for working with children, families, and groups. Rich with case material and artwork, the book is both practical and user-friendly. Specific types of stressful experiences include parental loss, child abuse, family violence, bullying, and mass trauma. Important developments in neurobiology, self-regulation, and resilience and posttraumatic growth are highlighted in this substantial revision.
New to This Edition:Chapters on art therapy and EMDR, body maps and dissociation, sandtray play, resiliency-based movement therapy, work with clay, mindfulness, and stress reduction with music therapy.
Updated and expanded discussions of trauma-informed therapy and the neurobiological basis for creative interventions.
The chapter on mass violence has been extensively rewritten.

24x16cm  364 pages  $99.00  

Crisis Counseling and Traumatic Events Treatment Planner

2nd ed

Tammi Kilski, Arthur Jongsma, Rick Myer

Individuals in crisis need specialized interventions that are unlike other forms of therapy. The Crisis Counseling and Traumatic Events Treatment Planner, Second Edition provides a framework to offer crisis intervention effectively while incorporating the criteria necessary for managed care review and insurance reimbursement. The new edition has been thoroughly updated and provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies.

25x18cm  304 pages  $110.00  

Emotional Recovery After Natural Disasters

How to Get Back to a Normal Life

Ilana Singer

Forgetful, angry and wondering what's wrong? It's normal, after you have been in a disaster, to be lost and hurting. You have suffered a tremendous blow, probably larger than you can comprehend. Your whole world has changed. Many of the people, places and things in your life are gone. No matter how hard you try, you can't put everything back the way it was.

However, you can create a good, new life. You can rebuild the relationships with your family and friends. First though you need to regain the most important aspect of your life, your emotional stability.

This book is filled with practical information and tactics for victims of natural disasters and the people who work with them. There are tested, successful suggestions including examples of what to do and what NOT to do as part of recovering from natural disasters and returning to normal life.

23x16cm  183 pages  $27.00  

Finding Life Beyond Trauma

Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Heal from Post-Traumatic Stress and Trauma-Related Problems

Victoria M Follette

If you've experienced trauma-whether as a result of common life events like accidents or abusive personal relationships or extraordinary experiences like war or natural disasters-you may find that the pain and emotional unease you feel don't go away over time. In fact, they may get worse. But the trauma you experienced lies in the unchangeable past. Because of your strength and perseverance, you survived, and now the rest of your life stretches before you. How do you want to live it? Finding Life Beyond Trauma is about living life well after a traumatic event. It uses the powerful techniques of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you take a different approach to painful feelings and chart a new course for a rich and meaningful life.

First, you'll learn to accept the pain, sadness, and anxiety that can arise in connection to your trauma. By exploring mindfulness techniques, you'll be able to remain present with painful feeings and stop avoiding the thoughts and situations that bring them up. Instead of focusing on the past, you'll clarify what you want your life to be about right now and in the future. With your values clearly in mind, commit to actions that will express them in your life-guided by the powerful tools you'll find in this book.

28x22cm  266 pages  $60.00  

Guide to Psychological Debriefing

Managing Emotional Decompression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

David Kinchin

This book is a practical introduction to PTSD and psychological debriefing, and offers an enhanced model of PD which the author terms 'Emotional Decompression'. Structured like a deep-sea dive, which has to include carefully planned safety stops on the way back to the surface to avoid getting 'the bends', this model provides time frames for how long to spend at various stages of the PD process, and when to stop for discussions and explanations. The focus is on aiding recovery from this 'invisible injury' over carefully structured time. The book presents a range of recovery models, from the 'simple' models developed by Williams and Horowitz to the more complex 'Snakes and Ladders' model developed by the author.

23x15cm  136 pages  $43.00  

Healing the Trauma of Abuse

A Women’s Workbook

Copeland & Harris

This workbook is a practical, step-by-step guide through the recovery and healing process for women who have experienced sexual, emotional, or physical abuse in childhood and/or adulthood.

28x22cm  398 pages  $60.00  

Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence

A Workbook for Women

Edward Kubany, Mari McCraig & Janet Laconsay

Second only to survivors of war and victims of rape, women who are severely assaulted by their husbands or partners are the group of trauma victims most likely to suffer from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Researchers estimate that as many as 80 percent of these women will manifest signs of the disorder in the month and years following an assault. Until now there has been no book specifically written to help these women deal with PTSD. This sensitive and compassionate book, at last, offers them hope.

28x22cm  206 pages  $52.00  

Healing Together

A Couple's Guide to Coping with Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress

Suzanne Phillips

The fear, distrust, and alienation that trauma survivors often feel has an obvious affect on any close relationship, but especially the relationship to their partner or spouse. Insomnia, nightmares, changes in drinking or drug use, anxiety, depression, changes in communication, loss of interest in sex, and an increase in hostility and anger can all combine to make the partner of the trauma survivor feel pushed away, attacked, or confused. If both partners experienced the trauma, it can be difficult for the partners to support each other in healing when they are struggling with their own loss or grief. This book is targeted to the couple where either one or both of the partners have experienced recent trauma, and encourages couples to see their relationship as one of the strongest resources at their disposal in healing from the trauma. Research shows that the most common forms of trauma are witnessing someone being badly injured or killed, being involved in a fire, flood, or natural disaster, being involved in a life-threatening accident, and combat exposure. Other traumas may include serious health problems, the death or injury of a loved one, or being the victim of a crime. The authors published a guide for couples within the New York City Fire Department, designed to help the firefighters and their partners cope with theaftermath of 9/11, especially as the trauma affected their intimate relationships. This book uses the same information in a format designed for "civilian" couples that have experienced any sort of trauma. Healing Together will offer practical, step-by-step tools, and cover the following topics: Establishing a safe and compassionate space to heal Communicating about needs Coping with loss and grief Recapturing lost intimacy Fighting, disagreements, and anger Coping with trauma memories/PTSD Rebuilding trust and teamwork Building resilience as a couple

22x15cm  187 pages  $24.95  

Help For The Helper

The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Babette Rothschild and Marjorie Rand

How empathy can jeopardize a therapist's well-being. Therapist burnout is a pressing issue, and self-care is possible only when therapists actively help themselves. The authors examine the literature from neurobiology, social psychology, and folk psychology in order to explain how therapists suffer from an excess of empathy for their clients, and then they present strategies for dealing with burnout and stress.

24x17cm  253 pages  $42.95  

Helping Abused and Traumatized Children

Integrating directive and nondirective approaches

Eliana Gil

Presenting an integrative model for treating traumatized children, this book combines play, art, and other expressive therapies with ideas and strategies drawn from cognitive-behavioral and family therapy. Eliana Gil demonstrates how to tailor treatment to the needs of each child by using both directive and nondirective approaches. Throughout, practical clinical examples illustrate ways to target trauma-related symptomatology while also helping children process painful feelings and memories that are difficult to verbalize. The book concludes with four in-depth cases that bring to life the unique situation of each child and family, the decision making process of the therapist, and the applications of developmentally informed, creative, and flexible interventions.

24x16cm  254 pages  $66.00  

Life After Trauma

A Workbook for Healing

Dena Rosenbloom and Mary Beth Williams

Trauma can turn a person's world upside down--afterward, nothing may look safe or familiar. This supportive workbook helps trauma survivors find and use crucial skills for coping, self-understanding, and self-care. Even when the worst has happened, this book shows how it is possible to feel good again. Filled with comforting activities, relaxation techniques, self-evaluation questionnaires, and exercises, the workbook explains how and why trauma can throw you for a loop and what survivors can do now to cope. Chapters guide readers step-by-step toward reclaiming a basic sense of safety, self-worth, and control over their lives, as well as the capacity to trust and be close to others. Readers learn how to protect themselves from overwhelming memories and to heal from trauma-related reactions that may be disturbing their day-to-day lives. Written by experts in treating trauma and based on extensive research, the workbook can be used on its own or in conjunction with psychotherapy.

23x18cm  $50.00  

PTSD Workbook for Teens

Simple, Effective Skills for Healing Trauma
Instant Help Series

Libbi Palmer

In The PTSD Workbook for Teens, a trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) specialist offers worksheets and exercises to help teens recover from traumatic events and symptoms of PTSD, such as insomnia, flashbacks, hypervigilance, and depression. This workbook is based in evidence-based treatments for PTSD, including trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

25x20cm  144 pages  $38.00  

Reaching the Vulnerable Child

Therapy with Traumatized Children

Janie Tymaszewska, Terry Philpot

Therapy is a critical element of work with abused children, offering them the opportunity to explore past experiences in a safe environment with the emotional support of a therapist. Reaching the Vulnerable Child offers a tried-and-tested model of therapy which employs play and expressive arts to foster verbal, non-verbal and symbolic communication in abused children and young people. The authors look in detail at attachment, separation and loss, and the effects of trauma on brain functioning. They offer practical guidance on preparing for sessions, creating a safe therapeutic environment and how to involve the child's carer in the process. Drawing on a wide range of therapeutic techniques, including play, movement, art, drama, music and therapeutic story work, the authors offer advice on addressing guilt, depression and low self-esteem, establishing trust and dealing with sexualized or aggressive behaviour.

23x15cm  144 pages  $35.00  

Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation

Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners

Kristin Van Marter Souers and Pete Hall

In this stirring follow-up to the award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners, the authors take you to the next level of trauma-invested practice. To get there, they explain, educators need to build a nest - a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility, and regulation.
Drawing from their extensive experience working with schools, students, and families throughout the country, they explain how to create a culture of safety in which everyone feels valued, important, and capable of learning.
They describe the four areas of need - emotional, relational, physical, and control - that drive student behaviors and show how to meet these needs with interventions framed around the new three Rs. They illustrate trauma-invested practices in action through real scenarios that identify the unmet needs of students, examining the situation from five stakeholder perspectives, and suggest interventions to support students and their families. They offer opportunities to challenge your beliefs and develop deeper and different ways of thinking about your role in the lives of your students. This book will invigorate your practice and equip you to empower those you serve - whatever their personal histories.

22x15cm  206 pages  $60.00  

Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox

125 Worksheets and Exercises to Treat Trauma & Stress

Manuela Mischke- Reeds

From over 25 years of clinical experience the author, has created the go-to resource for mental health therapists who want to incorporate somatic techniques into their daily practice. Highly-effective for clients dealing with trauma and stress disorders, somatic psychotherapy is the future of healing the entire person-body and mind.
Section-by-section, this toolbox guides the clinician through:
Targeted somatic interventions for trauma, stress and PTSD
Steps to incorporate the body into your current therapeutic approach
Mindfulness techniques and breath work
Starting guidelines, safety concerns and keys to success
Getting to know their own body to better use body work with clients.

27x21cm  $70.00  

Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers

A Guide to Providing Understanding and Help

Atle Dyregrov

Trauma can result from a range of experiences from bullying to witnessing violence to living through war. This book explores the different reactions children may experience, and the impact trauma can have. Appropriate and effective ways of helping children after a traumatic event are outlined, and different types of therapy are discussed, including group therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. The book offers case examples and practical tips throughout, and includes a chapter on how someone working with a traumatized child should also take time to help and look after themselves.

22x15cm  240 pages  $50.00  

Supporting Vulnerable Babies and Young Children

Interventions for Working with Trauma, Mental Health, Illness and Other Complex Challenges

Wendy Bunston, Sarah Jone

This unique book looks at effective, practice-based and evidence-informed approaches to working across a wide range of issues, outlining relevant theory and good practice, gathering case examples from around the world to illustrate what interventions look like in direct practice. Leading contributors address a wide range of challenges, including babies and very young children who have a serious illness, have complex diagnoses, or have been exposed to violence or adversity in early childhood.
This is an essential guide for those who work to support and safeguard the welfare of babies and very young children, including professionals in health care, social work, mental health and child protection settings, as well as paediatricians, child psychologists and child psychiatrists.

22x15cm  312 pages  $55.00  

Terrible Thing Happened, A

Holmes & Pillo

How Sherman, who saw the most terrible thing happen, deals with his feelings and the outcome. This story is for chidren who hae witnessed any kind of violent or traumatic episode, indlucing physical abuse, school or gang violence, accidents, homicide, suicide, and natural disasters. An afterword for parents and other caregives offers extensive suggestions for helping traumatized children.

21x21cm  31 pages  $17.00  

Trauma and Recovery

The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Judith Herman

This book is revered as the seminal text on understanding trauma survivors. By placing individual experience in a broader political frame, Harvard psychiatrist Judith Herman argues that psychological trauma is inseparable from its social and political context. Drawing on her own research on incest, as well as a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror, she shows surprising parallels between private horrors like child abuse and public horrors like war. Hailed by the New York Times as "one of the most important psychiatry works to be published since Freud," Trauma and Recovery is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we heal and are healed.

21x14cm  366 pages  $36.00  

Trauma Through a Child's Eyes

Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing, Infancy through Adolescence

Peter Levine

At the core of this book is the understanding of how trauma is imprinted on the body, brain, and spirit, resulting in anxiety, nightmares, depression, physical illnesses, addictions, hyperactivity, and aggression. Rich with case studies and hands-on activities, this book gives insight into children's innate ability to rebound with the appropriate support, and provides their caregivers with tools to overcome and prevent trauma.

23x16cm  508 pages  $49.95  

Trauma Treatment Toolbox

165 Brain-Changing Tips, Tools and Handouts

Jennifer Sweeton

This workbook was created for mental health clinicians who want to take a brain-based approach to their trauma treatment. Due to recent advancements in neuroscience and psychotherapy research, clinicians are now able to choose therapeutic interventions that change the brain in specific ways that facilitate post-trauma recovery. Each tool includes a short list of post-trauma symptoms, relevant research, application and tips on how to complete the exercise.

28x21cm  280 pages  $70.00  

Trauma Treatment Toolbox for Teens

144 Trauma-Informed Worksheets and Exercises to Promote Resilience, Growth & Healing

Kristina Hallet, Jill Donelan

Drawing from evidence-based interventions and the most effective treatment approaches, the Trauma Treatment Toolbox for Teens is a practical workbook for clinicians working with teenagers who have experiences trauma, PTSD, and stress. Inside you'll find 144 unique trauma-informed worksheets and exercises to connect, relate and engage with teens -- and help them understand how trauma impacts the mind and body, to promote growth and healing.

28x21cm  265 pages  $60.00  

Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents

Judith Cohen, Anthony Mannarino, Esther Deblinger

This authoritative guide has introduced many tens of thousands of clinicians to trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), a leading evidence-based treatment for traumatized children and their parents or caregivers. Preeminent clinical researchers provide a comprehensive framework for assessing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other trauma-related symptoms, and traumatic grief in 3- to 18-year-olds; building core coping skills; and directly addressing and making meaning of children's trauma experiences.
Implementation is facilitated by sample scripts, case examples, troubleshooting tips, and reproducible client handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient A4 size. TF-CBT is listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.

23x16cm  356 pages  $97.00  

Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents

How to Foster Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency 2nd ed

Margaret E Blaustein, Kristine M Kinniburgh

Tens of thousands of clinicians have used this book - now revised and expanded with 50% new material - to plan and organize effective interventions for children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, as well as their parents and other caregivers. The Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework can be used in a wide range of settings to strengthen child–caregiver relationships and support healthy development and positive functioning. Packed with case vignettes and user-friendly clinical tools, the volume identifies key treatment goals and provides flexible intervention strategies and skills. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes 72 reproducible handouts and forms. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

27x21cm  528 pages  $116.00  

Treating Traumatized Children

Beverley James

"Treating Traumatized Children" is the first handbook to provide specific guidance and tools for treating children who have been traumatized by physical and sexual abuse, disaster, divorce, or witnessing violent events. This book will provide helping professionals with a clear blueprint for assessing the impact of trauma and developing specific treatment plans. Beverly James, a specialist in evaluating and treating traumatized children, outlines creative exercises and techniques that will enable clinicians to join with children in slowly and carefully reviewing their experiences and helping them understand and accept their feelings related to the trauma. Art, play, and drama techniques, among others, are presented in a sophisticated yet straightforward style, useful to clinicians with specialized training in such techniques or those using them for the first time.

15x23cm  290 pages  $39.00  

Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children

Creative Ideas for Therapy, Life Story Work, Direct Work and Parenting

Kim Golding

The author shows how you can use stories to build connections with children aged 4–16 and support their recovery from trauma and stress. She illustrates the techniques with 21 stories adapted from her own clinical work with children and families, and explains how you can expand or adapt them to make them more relevant for a particular child. Advice and stories are arranged into sections dealing with common psychological issues, including looking back and moving on, lack of trust and need for attention. Golding also gives invaluable tips for planning stories and life story work, and for storymaking with children. She also describes how stories can be used therapeutically with parents of traumatized children and as a tool for self-reflection by counsellors.
Imaginative and practical, this book will be enormously useful for counsellors, psychologists, therapists and social workers working with traumatized children, and will also be helpful for parents and carers involved in therapeutic parenting.

22x15cm  208 pages  $43.00  

Waking the Tiger

Healing Trauma - The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences.

Peter A Levine

Levine is intrigued by trauma. Having studied it for over 25 years, he is fascinated by the role the body plays in the recovery of trauma. Animals in the wild are rarely traumatized though they are threatened routinely. By understanding the dynamica that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed. This book normalizes the symptoms of trauma and the steps needed to heal them. It employs a series of exercises that help us focus on bodily sensations.

15x23cm  274 pages  $39.95  

When Something Terrible Happens

Children Can Learn To Cope With Grief.

Marge Heegaard

This is one of six books in the Drawing Out Feelings Series which cover feelings about family breakdown, death, traumatic events, serious illness, drug and alcohol addictions and stepfamilies. The series of workbooks, designed to be illustrated by children, helps family members and other caring adults guide a child through difficult emotional times. The format, with questions and suggestions for drawing, gives just enough structure to permit a thorough exploration of a range of feelings without imposing any grown-up expectations or “ought-to’s”'.

22x28cm  32 pages  $20.00