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Reconstructing Meaning After Trauma : Theory, Research, and Practice (Paperback)
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Reconstructing Meaning After Trauma: Theory, Research, and Practice informs actual therapeutic work with clients who present with traumas or other life disruptions by providing clinicians with information on the construction of meaning. It includes material on diverse mechanisms of clinical change and positive-promoting processes.
The book covers identifiable treatments and specific lines of research in assisting clients in developing new meaning, such as posttraumatic growth (after sexual assault, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, destructive natural phenomena, such as hurricanes, and refugee experiences), and finding benefit (in the context of loss-loss of health, or loss of a loved one).
- Addresses a specific treatment or line of research
- Includes extended case vignettes at the beginning of each chapter
- Describes the associated theoretical background for each method
- Summarizes the research supporting each mechanism
- Concludes with a discussion of future directions for treatment, research, and theory