Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth
A Clinician's Guide
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Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth by Lawrence G. Calhoun
Book DescriptionIn this book, Calhoun and Tedeschi construct the first systematic framework for clinical efforts to enhance the processes they sum up as posttraumatic growth. Posttraumatic growth is the phenomenon of positive change through struggle with even the most horrible sets of circumstances. People who experience it tend to describe three general types of change: realistically stronger feelings of vulnerability that are nonetheless accompanied by stronger feelings of personal resilience, closer and deeper relationships with others, and a stronger sense of spirituality. Posttraumatic growth has only recently become an important focus of interest for researchers and practitioners. Drawing on a burgeoning professional literature as well as on their own extensive clinical experience, the authors present strategies for helping clients effect all three types of positive change - strategies that have been tested in a variety of groups facing a variety of crises and traumas. Their concise yet comprehensive practical guide will be welcomed by all those who counsel persons grappling with the worst life has to offer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805824124
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 12-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lawrence G. Calhoun
Posttraumatic Growth in Clinical Practice, Hardback (February 2013)
Here, clinicians will find a framework that's easy to use and flexible enough to be tailored to the needs of particular clients and specific therapeutic approaches. And, because it utilizes a model of relating described as 'expert companionship, ' clinicians learn how to become most empathically effective in helping a variety of trauma survivors
Handbook of Posttraumatic Growth, Hardback (January 2006)
Providing suggestions for the useful steps to be taken in understanding posttraumatic growth, this book offers contributions representing an array of perspectives of posttraumatic growth. It serves as an impetus for additional work, in the academic aspects and in the possibilities for clinical applications of posttraumatic growth.
Helping Bereaved Parents, Paperback (January 2004)» View all books by Lawrence G. Calhoun
This book gives the clinician an understanding of the experience of grieving parents and offers a concise clinical guide that the mental health professional can use to best assist the bereaved parent.
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