"Over the last thirty years, hundreds of studies have been conducted on expressive writing and ways it can be used to reduce stress and improve health. Treating Traumatic Stress in Adults provides a helpful perspective for people dealing with upsetting experiences in their lives. Particularly impressive are guidelines and exercises to help in getting through a stressful time."
—James W. Pennebaker is a professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of Opening Up: The Healing Power of Expressive Writing.
About the Book
Treating Traumatic Stress in Adults is a resource for therapists of all disciplines for use in the treatment of adults suffering from post-traumatic stress. By reading this unique synthesis of information on the most current trauma treatments and expressive writing exercises, practitioners will gain an integrative and practical set of tools for treating post-traumatic stress. Also included are numerous diverse case vignettes, exercises for building trust in the patient/client relationship, and sections dedicated to exploring the client’s thought patterns and emotions to provide an opportunity for exposure, healing, and restructuring maladaptive beliefs.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction: Integrating Expressive Writing Into Trauma-Related Treatment Approaches.
A BOOK ABOUT GENDER AND SEXUALITY IS AVAILABLE....
About the Book:
This new release will go a long way in heightening the awareness and understanding of mental health professionals concerning the many diverse sexual orientations of their clients. In the manual, the authors first discuss the difficulty involved in defining sexuality and gender diversity (SGD) and the necessity of training mental health professionals to recognize these sometimes subtle differences; they then provide a list of terms for describing SGD individuals. Next they present an historical background in SGD socially and politically. The last chapter introduces the 10-session training program contained on the CD-ROM.
The likelihood of any mental health professional being called upon to treat an SGD individual has increased exponentially over the last few decades and will only grow more common in the coming years. Providing competent services demands an understanding of general human diversity and the issues and difficulties specific to SGD individuals. This program provides an excellent beginning.
Table of Contents:
Chapter I: Problem Context
The Difficulty of Defining Sexuality and Gender Diversity (SGD) Why is Training Concerning SGD Needed for Mental Health Providers?
Problems With Clinical Competency Problems With Relevant Literature
List of Terms to Describe SGD Individuals
Chapter II: SGD Historical Background for Mental Health Providers
Socialization Into the Gender Binary
Family and Community Media Portrayals Politics and Law
Biological Sex Gender Identity and Expression Sexual Orientation and Behavior
Research and Statistics Discrimination and Silencing
Chapter III: Training Program for Mental Health Providers
Program Logistics and Perceived Obstacles Structure of Training
INTRODUCTION TO THE CD-ROM
Table of Contents (CD-ROM):
Module 1: Group Orientation; Module 2: Provision of Language; Module 3: The Impact of Silence; Module 4: Values Clarification Exercise; Module 5: Creating an Inclusive Practice; Module 6: Coming Out; Module 7: Gender Identity and Transgender Issues: Module 8: Parenting SGD Youth; Module 9: Domestic Violence in the SGD Community; Module 10: Closing and Commitment
Appendix A: Module Evaluation Form; Overall Training Evaluation Form
Order Code: SGD Price: $19.95 48pp. + 10 Training Exercises on CD-ROM 2011 -- ISBN13: 9781568871332
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A BOOK ABOUT INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE....
Backs Against the Wall: Battered Women’s Resistance Strategies
Edited by Kathy A. McCloskey and Marilyn Sitaker
This edited compendium tackles several controversial aspects involved with intimate partner violence (IPV)—namely the approaches many victims use when resisting their oppressors. This sensitive and sensible feminist perspective concerning battered women’s use of different resistance strategies, and the reasons why they use them, also focuses on ways to support victims through intervention and prevention strategies. Leading experts provide current research, revealing viewpoints, and convincing assertions about the victims of IPV.
This book powerfully refutes the sweeping assertions made by today’s antifeminist-based mindset that women are as violent as men in cases of IPV perpetration. This insightful source provides strong evidence of the different resistance strategies that battered women use in response to multiple oppressions, including IPV, in the case against the gender parity argument—that may very well be politically motivated. The text provides extensive references and several figures and tables to clearly present data.
Rave Reviews from Colleagues
“AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT ADDITION to the scholarly discourse around women’s use of violence in abusive relationships. . . . EXTREMELY WELL WRITTEN AND THOUGHTFUL about the issues rather than polemic.”
--Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, Anna D. Wolf Chair, Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
“STUDENTS AND FACULTY ALIKE WILL FIND THIS BOOK TO BE A VALUABLE RESOURCE, one that will be widely read and cited by leading experts in the field for years to come. . . . As a feminist scholar and activist, I commend the editors and contributors for providing us with AN IMPORTANT TOOL that can be used to help counter the ever changing and ongoing anti-feminist backlash that contributes too much pain in suffering.”
--Walter S. DeKeseredy, PhD, Professor of Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies, University of OntarioInstitute of Technology
• Understanding women’s use of IPV in the context of the effects of multiple oppressions battered women face
• Criminal justice response to IPV
xplanations for the false arrests of victims at the IPV scene
• Ethical issues when providing court-ordered services within an advocacy center to victims arrested for IPV
• IPV in the context of race/ethnicity and poverty
• and more!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
• Introduction and Overview to Special Issue (Kathy A. McCloskey and Marilyn Sitaker)
• Are Half of all IPV Perpetrators Women? Putting Context Back into the Intimate Partner Violence Research Field (Kathy A. McCloskey)
• Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Arrest Rates Across Recent Studies (Mekha Rajan and Kathy A. McCloskey)
• Why Do Police Arrest Victims of Domestic Violence? The Need for Comprehensive Training and Investigative Protocols (Anne O’Dell)
• Victim-Defendants in Mandated Treatment: An Ethical Quandary (Donna Gardner)
• “Sorry, We Have to Take You In:” Black Battered Women Arrested for Intimate Partner Violence (Carolyn M. West)
• Non-Violent Survival Strategies in the Face of Intimate Partner Violence and Economic Discrimination (Dana-Ain Davis)
• Using the Theory of Gender and Power to Examine Experiences of Partner Violence, Sexual Negotiation, and Risk of HIV/AIDS among Economically Disadvantaged Women in Southern India (Subadra Panchanadeswaran, Sethulakshmi C. Johnson , Vivian F. Go, A. K. Srikrishnan, Sudha Sivaram, Suniti Solomon, Margaret E. Bentley, and David Celentano)
• The Ecology of Intimate Partner Violence: Theorized Impacts on Women’s Use of Violence (Marilyn Sitaker)
Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date: April 1, 2009.
$45.00 soft. ISBN: 978-0-7890-3584-4.
$75.00 hard. ISBN: 978-0-7890-3583-7.
Pages: 213 pp. with Index.
Categories: Abuse, Interpersonal Violence, Maltreatment & Neglect; Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Psychology & Psychiatry; Social Work & Human Services; Marriage & Family