How to start, do, and complete psychotherapy that is trauma - and attachment - based as well as culturally informed.
Most books about doing psychotherapy are tied to particular psychotherapeutic practices. Here, seasoned clinical author Robin Shapiro teaches listeners the ins and outs of a trauma - and attachment - informed approach that is not tied to any one model or method.
This book teaches assessment, treatment plans, enhancing the therapeutic relationship, and ethics and boundary issues, all within a general framework of attachment theory and trauma. Practical chapters talk about working with attachment problems, grief, depression, cultural differences, affect tolerance, anxiety, addiction, trauma, skill-building, suicidal ideation, psychosis, and the beginning and end of therapy.
Filled with examples, suggestions for dialogue, and questions for a variety of therapeutic situation, Shapiro's conversational tone makes the book very relatable. Early-career therapists will refer to it for years to come, and veteran practitioners looking for a refresher (or introduction) to the latest in trauma and attachment work will find it especially useful.