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This fully updated second edition presents theory, research, and practice guidelines for short term, evidence based individual treatment for adults experiencing the effects of complex relational trauma.Disrupted narrative and emotional processes are common effects of complex trauma, and emotion focused therapy for trauma (EFTT) is well suited to address these difficulties. Clients with complex trauma often suffer long term challenges after repeated exposure to violence and betrayals of trust, typically by attachment figures in the form of child abuse and neglect. The authors bring more than 25 years of research and clinical expertise to this evidence-based treatment model, which enables therapists to skillfully navigate the unique challenges facing these clients. Chapters present practical aspects of EFTT alongside supporting research, allowing clinicians from different theoretical perspectives to either apply the complete package, or integrate aspects of the model into their current practice. This comprehensive and essential resource is fully updated with current developments in research, clinical practice, and training.
About the Author
Sandra C. Paivio, PhD, CPsych, maintains a private practice in Toronto, Canada, provides individual psychotherapy and clinical training at the York University Psychology Clinic, and is professor emeritus in the Psychology Department at the University of Windsor. She is one of the developers of emotion-focused therapy, particularly applied to complex trauma (EFTT), has conducted clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and processes of change in EFTT, and is author of numerous publications on trauma and psychotherapy. Dr. Paivio received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Trauma Section of the Canadian Psychological Association (2014) for her contributions to research and training in treatment for complex trauma. Antonio Pascual-Leone, PhD, CPsych, is a professor in psychology at the University of Windsor, Canada, where he is director of the Emotion Change Lab, and is honorary professor of psychiatry at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has published seminal contributions to theory and research of emotion-focused therapy and is regarded as a world expert in emotional processing. He coauthored the first edition of this book with Sandra Paivio and is writing a trans-theoretical book on changing emotion. His work is recognized by career awards from international societies as well as distinguished publication awards. He runs a private practice seeing individuals and couples.