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Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain
As we move into the third millennium, the field of mental health is in an exciting position to bring together diverse ideas from a range of disciplines that illuminate our understanding of human experience: neurobiology, developmental psychology, traumatology, and systems theory. The contributors emphasize the ways in which the social environment, including relationships o ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published March 17th 2003 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published January 2003)
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Jun 04, 2012 Claire rated it really liked it
A good set of writings on trauma and attachment, by a bunch of big names in the field. They provide comprehensive introductions to the neuroscience, evolutionary and familial/generational development, maintaining mechanisms, pathological outcome, and relational approaches in treatment. So despite it being published almost a decade ago I think the content holds up, addressing issues at the core of attachment pathology, as well as focusing on those not typically written about - such as non-maltrea ...more
A great book! Each chapter explores a different aspect of trauma and how it can be treated. The approach of integrating neuroscience and psychotherapy with a range of other disciplines provides a comprehensive understanding of trauma. This thereby leads to more effective treatments. Though aimed at mainly professionals, the book is accessible to a wide variety of readers.