Trauma: Narrative responses to traumatic experience — David Denborough (ed)

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In recent years, the field of ‘trauma work’ has grown exponentially and the increased interest in these matters offers many possibilities. This wide-ranging, thoughtful and practice-based book provides clear explanations about how to use narrative ideas to respond to adults, couples and/or children who have endured traumatic experience. Key themes include: ways of ensuring that children (and adults) are not re-traumatised during counselling; ‘double listening’ – to listen not only to the story of trauma but also to the story of how the person has responded to the experiences they have endured; new approaches to ‘trauma de-briefing’; ways to unearth and acknowledge the values, skills and knowledge of those who have experienced multiple traumas; creative methods for responding to workers’ experience; and ideas for taking care not to replicate forms of psychological colonization when understandings about trauma work are ‘exported’ across cultures.

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In recent years, the field of ‘trauma work’ has grown exponentially and the increased interest in these matters offers many possibilities. This wide-ranging, thoughtful and practice-based book provides clear explanations about how to use narrative ideas to respond to adults, couples and/or children who have endured traumatic experience. Key themes include: ways of ensuring that children (and adults) are not re-traumatised during counselling; ‘double listening’ – to listen not only to the story of trauma but also to the story of how the person has responded to the experiences they have endured; new approaches to ‘trauma de-briefing’; ways to unearth and acknowledge the values, skills and knowledge of those who have experienced multiple traumas; creative methods for responding to workers’ experience; and ideas for taking care not to replicate forms of psychological colonization when understandings about trauma work are ‘exported’ across cultures. Stories of inspiring work from Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Israel and South Africa are also included. We hope these stories will spark conversations in your own context and lead to continuing creativity in your work. If you are responding to people who have experienced trauma, or if you have endured traumatic experience yourself, this book may prove to be a loyal, trustworthy and indispensable companion. The papers included here have been previously published in the International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work


 

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Weight .315 kg
Dimensions 15 × 21 × 1.5 cm

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