DR. TONI HEINEMAN’S BOOK IS NOW IN PAPERBACK!
RELATIONSHIP-BASED PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, AND YOUNG ADULTS
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 1, 2015)
by Toni Heineman, PhD, June M. Clausen, Saralyn C. Ruff
Treating Trauma: Relationship-Based Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults presents a theoretically based and empirically supported framework for work with traumatized children, youth, and young adults who have spent time in foster care. It offers vivid examples of cases from the work of clinicians of A Home Within, a national non-profit focused on meeting the emotional needs of current and former foster youth. These nine case studies illustrate the vital role that relationships play in helping overcome the trauma of chronic, unexpected, and unexplained losses. They describe the work with clients, the collateral work, and also the therapists’ personal experiences of treating this vulnerable population.
This work also explores the impact of secondary trauma on those working in an around the foster care system and addresses ways that therapists and others vulnerable to vicarious trauma can protect themselves, as well as their clients. In particular, three chapters examine the power of peer consultation in sustaining therapeutic work with vulnerable and traumatized populations.
Methods of integrating evidence-based approaches into treatment of youth with multiple mental health problems and unavailable parents are discussed and explored. Essential elements of effective mental health interventions with traumatized foster youth are presented and illustrated.
AN ESSENTIAL BOOK FOR CLINICIANS AND TEACHERS WORKING IN CHILD AND YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SETTINGS
An essential book for clinicians and teachers working in child and youth mental health settings.
Heineman, her co-authors and the diverse group of contributing therapists writing about their experience in their work for A Home Within offer us an excellent collection of clinically relevant material. The book has something to offer to all those interested in understanding more about the emotional and social challenges facing children and young people living in out of home care/the foster care system. The clarity of the writing,the clear voices of the therapists’ and their honest reflections and articulation of the some of the personal and professional difficulties and dilemmas they confront in this work is a rare find: too often case material avoids such reflection. “Treating Trauma” has the potential to be used as an excellent teacher resource for undergraduates in psychology, social work and related fields as well as within post-graduate professional trainings. I look forward to using in my work as clinical teacher and supervisor for child and youth mental health clinicians. –Julie Stone, Infant, Child & Family Therapist, Melbourne, Australia
A Great Clinician and Educators Book
Treating Trauma really gave deep insight into working with children and adolescents. It is a great book for clinicians and educators alike. I also liked that each chapter was written by different people and that gave even more insight. I would highly recommend this book.