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Author Guha, Ahona

Title Reclaim Understanding Complex Trauma and Those Who Abuse
Published Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2023


Description 1 online resource (220 p.)
Contents Intro -- About the Author -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- A Note -- Introduction -- 1 Understanding Relational Trauma -- 2 The Impacts of Complex Trauma and Betrayal -- 3 The Trauma Survivor in the World -- 4 The Tasks of Relational Trauma Recovery -- 5 The Difficult Trauma Victim -- 6 Why People Harm -- 7 Identifying Harmful People -- 8 Managing Harmful People -- 9 The Politics of Trauma -- 10 Caring for the Carer -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- Endnotes
Summary A groundbreaking book that will broaden and expand your thinking, whether you are a trauma survivor, a clinician, someone who loves a survivor, or someone seeking to understand abuse. The relationship between trauma and mental health is becoming better recognised, but survivors and professionals alike remain confused about how best to understand and treat it. In Reclaim, through a series of case studies and expert analysis, Dr Ahona Guha explores complex traumas, how survivors can recover and heal, and the nature of those who abuse. She shines a light on the 'difficult' trauma victims that society often ignores, and tackles vital questions such as, 'Why are psychological abuse and coercive control so difficult to spot?', 'What kinds of behaviours should we see as red flags?', and 'Why do some people harm others, and how do we protect ourselves from them?' As a clinical and forensic psychologist, Dr Guha has had extensive experience in working with those who perpetrate harm -- including stalkers, sex offenders, violent offenders, and those who threaten, bully, and harass -- and she has a deep understanding of the psychological and social factors that cause people to abuse others. In turn, her clinical work in the trauma treatment field has led her to recognise the enormous impacts of complex trauma, and the failures of systems when working with those who have been victimised. By emphasising compassion above all, Dr Guha calls for us to become better informed about perpetrators and the needs of victims, so we might reclaim a safer, healthier society for everyone
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Psychic trauma
Psychic trauma -- Treatment
Psychic trauma -- Patients -- Rehabilitation
Psychology - Mental Health.
Psychology - Developmental - General.
Family & Relationships - General.
Psychology - Interpersonal Relations.
Psychology - Psychotherapy - General.
Psychology - Forensic Psychology.
Care of the mentally ill.
Trauma & shock.
Family & relationships: advice & issues.
Child, developmental & lifespan psychology.
Criminal or forensic psychology.
Coping with mental health issues.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781761385094