by Anna B. Baranowsky, J. Eric Gentry
An essential reference and tool-kit for treating trauma survivors – now updated and even more comprehensive.
Trauma Practice, now in its 3rd edition, is back by popular demand! Filled with new resources, this book based on the tri-phasic trauma treatment model is a guide for both seasoned trauma therapists and newer mental health professionals seeking practical approaches that work.
Clearly written and detailed, Trauma Practice provides the reader with an array of techniques, protocols and interventions for effectively helping trauma survivors. This book will help you address the (cognitive, behavioral, body-oriented, and emotional/ relational) aftermath of trauma using impactful care approaches. In addition to presenting the foundations of CBT trauma treatment, the authors also provide step-bystep explanations of many popular and effective CBT techniques developed through the lens of phased trauma therapy. Interventions include Trigger List Development, 3-6 Breath Training, Layering, Systematic Desensitization, Exposure Therapy, Story-Telling Approaches, as well as new approaches inspired by recent research on neuroplasticity such as Picture Positive, Corrective Messages from Old Storylines, and Thematic Map. Completely new sections are devoted to forward-facing trauma therapy, and clinician self-care. This is a manual that you will find useful everyday in your trauma practice.
Praise for the book
“This important book both addresses what we know today at a theoretical level and, equally importantly, explains clinical methods in the context of treatment. The authors offer a comprehensive guide for clinicians working with the traumatized. The guidance is detailed. This book presents clear instructions to traumatologists, even the most experienced [and] is also an excellent resource for trainers, teachers, and educators of trauma practitioners.”
From the Foreword by Charles R. Figley, PhD, Florida State University Traumatology Institute, Tallahassee, FL
"Still the best book on trauma therapy in print. It remains a reader friendly clinician’s guide to working with traumatic stress. The authors provide solid research along with practical interventions. This book is a must for your trauma bookshelf."
Dr. Michael Dubi, President of the International Association of Trauma Professionals
"Required reading! In this third edition, Baranowsky and Gentry have once again given practitioners a toolbox full of useful clinical skills."
Robert T. Muller, PhD, Professor, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada; Author of Trauma and the Avoidant Client; Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation
About previous editions
"I'm admiring Trauma Practice at the ACA conference 2012 - great work."
Michael Dubi, EdD, LMHC, Individual and Group Psychotherapy
"CBT is considered to be the most effective treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the book focuses on its core principles. The impact of this book can therefore be said to extend beyond the specialism of traumatology and is relevant to general psychotherapy practice. [...] The information and the practical approaches make this book not just another item for the bookshelf, but an interesting read with many ideas for adopting into one's daily clinical practice."
Robert Riley in Kairos - The Slovenian Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 5, 2011
“THIS IS HOW TO PRESENT A ‘HOW TO’ GUIDEBOOK. Readers will be grateful for the help available in this book, which can be immediately used in the clinical setting.”
Louis W. Tinnin, MD, Founder and Medical Director of the Trauma Recovery Institute, Morgantown, WV
“Down-to-earth, easy to comprehend, and written in a style that allows a good grasp of one principle before moving on to the next... a helpful book that includes valuable information and specific techniques, good for both training and clinical practice.”
John C. Linton in PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 50
“Built on a strong empirically based foundation, this book is a must read for all therapists working with survivors of traumatic events.”
Mark D. Lerner, PhD, Past President, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress