"This is a very concise, well-structured and comprehensive guide for the assessment and treatment of complex trauma in adolescents. It provides thorough descriptions of the multiple levels of interventions that are needed in order to facilitate therapeutic progress and re-establish healthy development in adolescents with histories of early traumatization. In addition, the model provides some practical tools that facilitate the implementation of appropriate strategies at different stages of treatment."
"The treatment model implemented in this text is excellent! This model is based upon evidence- based principles, and addresses the unique developmental and treatment needs of adolescents who are survivors of multiple traumatic experiences. No other book in the literature comes close to this thoroughly addressing the multiple treatment needs of multi-traumatized adolescents. Complex trauma and complex trauma as applied to adolescents is not this thoroughly addressed anywhere in the literature. This book is essential reading for any practitioner."
"Drs. Briere and Lanktree have admirably succeeded in describing a truly integrative approach to psychotherapy for children and adolescents whose complex trauma histories and correspondingly complex symptoms present clinicians with a formidable challenge. This book provides a uniquely comprehensive guide to treatment planning, assessment, and therapy strategies that should be required reading for every therapist working with these youths."
"This important text offers a comprehensive and practical treatment model for complex trauma, Integrative Treatment of Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A), for an age group that has not received adequate attention.The model is based on the most current research and treatment recommendations and expands upon the state of the art. Drs. Briere and Lanktree are to be congratulated for developing this highly integrative model and for providing therapists with such a clear description of its use and applications.
"This innovative book provides clinicians with an immediately useful blueprint for negotiating challenging clinical issues when working with teens and youth with histories of complex trauma. The combined clinical experience of these two seasoned researchers/clinicians is evident as they emphasize a comprehensive assessment, a customized approach, and the integration of both structure and flexibility.
"Drs. Briere and Lanktree's keenly insightful approach provides the therapist a window into the intricacies and challenges confronting youth from different social and ethno/cultural communities. It offers innovative, culturally sensitive strategies for assessing and treating high-risk, traumatized youths, and embodies the single most important goal of our profession's collective efforts: taking our findings from clinical and research settings to communities - "bench to the trench," striving to ensure that no child is, in fact, left behind."
"Over past two decades, scientists, mental health practitioners and service providers have developed considerable interest in understanding the phenomenology of complex trauma in children, adolescents and adults who have suffered repeated and severe exposures to a wide-range of childhood traumatic experiences, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and domestic violence.
A must have book if working with Trauma
This book is a treasure chest for people working with traumatized adolescents, as well as for students who want to acquaint themselves with how to encounter multi-traumatized adolescents. This book delivers a comprehensive overview of multiple strategies that should be employed when working with traumatized individuals - maintaining a special focus on the needs of adolescents and young adults.
This book provides a most interesting read especially complex trauma and assessment.
For any person working or interested in adolescent behaviours this book with be of interest. I particularly liked the treatment components.
Fantastic book, provides a good integrative approach and overview to working with young people with complex needs. Very useful for all delegates even those without a counselling background due to the clear, concise theory and strategies.
Specifics in arena of challenging age group
For level 5 students working with young people
A well written text with the integrated approach in handling traumatic event for specific groups. Individual who are keen in specializing in crisis counseling should read this book. A recommended reading material for post graduates.
very challenging book for undergrad paediatric course and for some on post grad trauma course. very concise and easy to follow. A little too complex for junior students
Excellent book: at Masters level useful as a supplemental book for students interested in specific approaches.
It is an excellent book, and I plan to adopt it for the Fall 2012 course. SWK 450.
An excellent text, perhaps only relevant to some students, hence the supplemental status
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