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Child Abuse Trauma
Theory and Treatment of the Lasting Effects



September 1992 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`I found this both remarkably informative (the book provides an excellent synthesis of current literature on child abuse research) and liberating when thinking about past and present clients. Briere has a special talent for making sense of the internal experience of child abuse survivors... An excellent book which should be on the bookshelf of counsellors or therapists working with adolescents or adults' - Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychothreapy

This volume considers the unique and overlapping long-term effects of all major forms of child maltreatment. The author integrates information on seven types of child abuse and neglect - ranging from sexual and physical abuse to mistreatment by alcoholic or drug-addicted parents - and outlines the complex ways in which abuse impacts on later psychosocial functioning.

Briere reframes traditional notions of psychopathology and describes treatment approaches to abuse-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, interpersonal dysfunction, self-destructive behaviour, impaired self-reference and borderline personality disorder. Child Abuse Trauma will be an invaluable resource for abuse specialists and for general therapists who want to understand the connection between many forms of psychological distress and the lasting impacts of child maltreatment.

Lucy Berliner
Foreword
David Finkelhor
Preface
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: INCIDENCE OF CHILD ABUSE
 
Type and Forms of Child Maltreatment
 
PART TWO: THE LONG-TERM IMPACTS OF CHILD ABUSE: INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH AND THEORY
 
Long-Term Impacts of Child Abuse I
Psychological Responses

 
 
Long-Term Impacts of Child Abuse II
Behaviors and Relationships

 
 
PART THREE: EXPLORING THE SOLUTION: ABUSE-FOCUSED PSYCHOTHERAPY
 
Philosophy of Treatment
 
Parameters of Treatment I
Process Issues

 
 
Parameters of Treatment II
Intervention Approaches

 
 
Special Issues in Abuse-Focused Therapy
 
Summary
 
Appendix
The Child Maltreatment Interview Schedule

 

Great specifics on Child Abuse Focus

Dr Anne Swanson-Leadbetter
Counseling Psychology, Argosy University-Orange Co
March 15, 2014

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John Neale Briere

John N. Briere, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, where he consults and teaches in the ER, burn unit, and inpatient psychiatry, and Center Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network. A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, he is recipient of the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Scientific Achievement from ISTSS, and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Division 56, and has been... More About Author

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