While post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been recognized for some time, only recently have therapists begun to recognize and address complex post-traumatic stress responses in female clients who have a history of early or chronic abuse.
Most mental health service providers recognize the challenges in offering help when a client’s problems seem complex and overwhelming, and they may be unsure of how first to intervene. First Stage Trauma Treatment provides a conceptual framework along with practical ideas and strategies. Readers will learn:
Women experiencing complex PTSD may seek help at any number of services, so First Stage Trauma Treatment is written for a diverse audience: mental health and addiction service providers who actively treat women who have survived abuse, and allied caregivers who wish to understand more about the clients they serve.