Editors Serlin, Krippner, and Rockefeller, all practicing psychologists, here explain how a whole-person approach (WPA) can be used to guide the care of traumatized people, providing an important and excellent resource for all health care professionals--indeed, for anyone interested in communicating more effectively with others. Part 1 includes two foundational chapters explaining the WPA and making the case for methodological diversity in the study of trauma. Parts 2 and 3 are devoted to group therapy models and community-based applications, respectively. Each chapter describes suggested tools and successful interventions, adding supportive theoretical rationales, and individual chapters are devoted to reporting specific applications in a diverse range of cultural settings and situational environments. All contributions are written by experts in behavioral health with specialization in stress and trauma. Part 4 provides suggestions for extending the whole-person approach to address the needs of caregivers and recommendations for the future. Overall, this book describes the paradigm shift from illness and symptom management to an integrative model of practice that is growth-oriented and focused on enhancement of meaning for the traumatized individual or community, offering a fascinating blueprint for how best to assess and treat trauma today.
Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty; professionals.
— Choice Reviews
Integrated Care for the Traumatized is a must-have for clinicians and researchers involved in trauma, PTSD, resilience, and PTG. The book is a who’s who of those involved in innovative, contemporary evidence based practices, and in addition, is well-written in academic, but free of psychobabble or unnecessary jargon.
— APA Division 32 Journal
In a world rife with conflicts and wars, suffering from trauma has become a common occurrence. . . In view of this, this edited book on trauma treatment approaches is welcome, especially because the approaches discussed differ from the traditional single-theory-based approaches inasmuch as they focus on integrated growth-promoting approaches to treat the whole person. . . . What this book can do is inform psychologists that alternative approaches to diagnosis and treatment are currently being used to treat trauma around the world with some success. Without their availability, traumatized people would receive no help at all. The book serves an important purpose—it brings to people in the field a variety of person-centered psychotherapeutic modalities that people will not ordinarily know about or have heard of in treating trauma arising from wars and natural catastrophes. More importantly, the authors talk from the authority of experience gained from working in many parts of the world where they have ventured to implement their programs.
— The Amplifier Magazine
This book makes a dynamic contribution to the field of trauma in relationship to whole-person treatment.
— Body, Movement and Dance In Psychotherapy
Trauma is both universal and deeply personal. Traumatic experiences shatter safety and threaten the body, the mind, and the soul. The outward signs may be similar, but each person and each community responds in profoundly particular ways. This invaluable book transcends conventional thinking and engages traumatized individuals and communities in the creation of sustaining new meanings that help them heal and grow. It is an essential resource.
— Alicia Lieberman, director, UCSF Child Trauma Research Program, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Integrated Care for the Traumatized addresses important current issues related to trauma in various populations, including the impact of war on refugees, soldiers, and children. This book is a significant contribution to the field of trauma and healing, and is important to our understanding of how populations are impacted by trauma and which modalities are most effective for treatment. A very moving and meaningful work.
— Carolyn Shoshana, Sonoma State University
Integrated Care for the Traumatized: A Whole Person Approach is an innovative text that covers a range of individual and communal interventions using a variety of modalities. A very wise, well-written, and descriptive book that discusses the need for collaboration between providers and agencies. I highly recommend this book.
— Christine A. Courtois, past president of the Division of Trauma Psychology of APA and Associate Founding Editor of Psychological Trauma: Treatment, Research, Policy, & Practice
Award-winning Humanist and therapist, Ilene Serlin, provides both hope and effective healing messages in her must read, Integrated Care for the Traumatized. She blends a time-focused cure with a whole person approach within a readily accessible literary style that both clients and caregivers can appreciate and utilize.
— Philip Zimbardo, emeritus professor of psychology, Stanford University; author of Time Therapy