Trauma Counseling. Theories and Interventions for Managing Trauma, Stress, Crisis and Disaster. Second Edition


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The only comprehensive text to focus on trauma, stress, crisis, and disaster counseling from a clinical practice perspective.

This overarching text, intended both for mental health practitioners-in-training and for practicing clinicians, focuses on the impact of stress, crisis, trauma, and disaster on diverse populations across the lifespan as well as on effective treatment strategies. The second edition is newly grounded in a “trauma scaffold,” providing foundational information that therapists can build upon, step-by-step, to treat individuals affected by more complex trauma events. This resource newly addresses the mental health implications of COVID-19, which has had an enormous impact on multitudes of people since the beginning of the pandemic, its repercussions likely to continue for some time into the future. The text also is updated to provide the most recent diagnostic information regarding trauma in the DSM-5. Two new chapters address the confluence of crises related to anthropogenic climate change and the effects of mass violence 

This unrivalled resource emphasizes stress management and crisis intervention skills as important building blocks for working with more complex issues of trauma and disaster. It underscores the idea that trauma must be approached from multiple perspectives and in multiple dimensions encompassing individual, community, societal, and systemic implications along with multicultural and diversity frames of reference. The text integrates the latest findings from neuropsychology and psychopharmacology with an emphasis on Polyvagal Theory. Additionally, the text highlights the importance of clinical supervision in trauma care and examines ethical dimensions and the need for self-care among trauma counselors. Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Reconceptualizes the text with the concept of a “Trauma Scaffold” as a foundation upon which to understand and develop treatment for increasingly complex trauma events
  • Addresses the COVID-19 pandemic and its profound effect on the mental health of vast numbers of people
  • Includes two new chapters on the confluence of crises related to anthropogenic climate change and the effects of mass violence
  • Includes PowerPoint slides to accompany an updated Instructors Manual

Key Features:

  • Delivers both introductory and advanced clinical information addressing complex trauma
  • Addresses trauma from a bioecological framework with emphasis on trauma-informed practices, multicultural pluralism, diversity, and social justice
  • Considers neurobiological responses to trauma with new research and the contributions of Polyvagal Theory
  • Examines individual, familial, community, society, and systemic understandings of stress, crisis, trauma, and disaster
  • Includes a wealth of resources for further study, text boxes, and case studies to reinforce learning
  • Forward
  • Preface
  • Section I: Trauma, Crisis, and Context
  • Chapter 1: An Introduction to Counseling Survivors of Trauma: Beginning to
  • Understand the Historical and Psychosocial Implications of Trauma
  • Chapter 2: Theoretical Contexts of Trauma Counseling
  • Chapter 3: An Introduction to Crisis Intervention
  • Chapter 4: Neurobiological Effects of Trauma and Psychopharmacology
  • Section II: Trauma and Crisis of Loss, Vulnerability, and Interpersonal Violence
  • Chapter 5: Issues of Loss and Grief
  • Chapter 6: Sexual Trauma: An Ecological Approach to Conceptualization and Treatment
  • Chapter 7: Trauma Experienced in Early Childhood
  • Chapter 8: Trauma Experienced in Adolescence
  • Chapter 9: Adult Trauma Survivors and Complex Trauma
  • Chapter 10: Intimate Partner Violence
  • Chapter 11: Trauma Survivorship and Disability
  • Chapter 12: Older Adults Health Resourcing
  • Chapter 13: Addictions and Psychological Trauma: Implications for Counseling Strategies
  • Chapter 14: Criminal Victimization
  • Chapter 15: Traumatic Aftermath of Homicide and Suicide
  • Section III: Intolerance and the Trauma of Hate
  • Chapter 16: The Moral Psychology of Evil: A Roadmap
  • Chapter 17: Racial, Ethnic, and Immigration Intolerance: A Framework for Understanding Violence and Trauma
  • Chapter 18: Understanding and Responding to Sexual and Gender Prejudice and Victimization
  • Section IV: Community Violence, Mass Violence, Crisis, and Large-Scale Disaster
  • Chapter 19: Community Violence and Historical Trauma
  • Chapter 20: Mass Violence
  • Chapter 21: School Violence and Trauma
  • Chapter 22: Natural Disasters and First Responder Mental Health
  • Chapter 23: Genocide, War, and Political Violence
  • Chapter 24: A Confluence of Crises: Migration, Anthropogenic Climate Change, Mass Casualties, War, and Civil Unrest
  • Chapter 25: The Impact of War and Terrorism on Military Veterans and Civilians
  • Section V: Clinical Assessment and Treatment Issues
  • Chapter 26: Assessment in Psychological Trauma: Methods and Intervention
  • Chapter 27: Trauma, Crisis, and Disaster Interventions: Integrative Approaches to Therapy
  • Chapter 28: Strategies and Techniques for Counseling Survivors of Trauma
  • Section VI: Professional Concerns for Trauma, Crisis, and Disaster Counselors
  • Chapter 29: Ethical Perspectives on Trauma Work
  • Chapter 30: Vicarious Traumatization
  • Chapter 31: Mindfulness-Based Self-Care for Counselors
  • Chapter 32: Clinical Supervision for Trauma, Crisis, and Disaster Work
  • Chapter 33: Conclusion: An Integrative and Systemic Approach to Trauma

Author Bio:

Lisa Lopez Levers, PhD, LPCC-S, LPC, CRC, NCC, is Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education and Human Development in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.