Treating Complex Trauma
A Relational Blueprint for Collaboration and Change
Routledge – 2014 – 200 pages
In Treating Complex Trauma, renowned clinicians Mary Jo Barrett and Linda Stone Fish present the Collaborative Change Model (CCM), a clinically evaluated model that facilitates client and practitioner collaboration and provides invaluable tools for clients struggling with the impact and effects of complex trauma. A practical guide, Treating Complex Trauma organizes clinical theory, outcome research, and decades of experiential wisdom into a manageable blueprint for treatment. With an emphasis on relationships, the model helps clients move from survival mindstates to engaged mindstates, and as a sequential and organized model, the CCM can be used by helping professionals in a wide array of disciplines and settings. Utilization of the CCM in collaboration with clients and other trauma-informed practitioners helps prevent the re-traumatization of clients and the compassion fatigue of the practitioner so that they can work together to build a hopeful and meaningful vision of the future.
Series Editor’s Foreword Charles Figley. Introduction. Section One: Creating a Context for the Journey of Change 1. Complex Trauma 2. Engaged Mindstate 3. Treatment Guidelines 4. Ethical Attunement Section Two: Expanding Realities: The Collaborative Change Model 5. Stage One: Creating a Context for Change 6. Stage Two: Challenging Patterns and Expanding Realities 7. Stage Three: Consolidation.
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, is the executive director and founder of the Center for Contextual Change. She is currently adjunct on the faculties of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, the Chicago Center For Family Health, and the Family Institute at Northwestern University. She has published numerous articles in the area of family violence, compassion fatigue, child sexual abuse and domestic violence. She has coauthored two books and numerous book chapters. Ms. Barrett has served as the director of Midwest Family Resource and has been working in the field of family violence since 1974.
Linda Stone Fish, MSW, PhD, is the David B. Falk Endowed Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Syracuse University. She is the author of numerous research and theoretical articles and coauthor of Nurturing Queer Youth. Dr. Stone Fish has been training couple and family therapists for over twenty-five years and has been working with clients with a history of complex trauma for more than thirty years.