Treating Problem Behaviors
A Trauma-Informed Approach
Routledge – 2009 – 376 pages
The book is designed as a user-friendly textbook/manual for mental health professionals. It teaches a trauma-informed treatment approach as an organizing framework for a series of empirically supported interventions including motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral skills training, trauma resolution, and relapse prevention. Although it notes the importance of a systemic treatment approach, the focus is on the individual component of treatment.
Introduction. Trauma-Informed Treatment for Problem Behaviors. Initial Interview. History. Motivation. Treatment Contract. Avoid High Risk. Self-Control Skills. More Skills and Strategies. Reduce Stress. Trauma Resolution. Anticipate Future Challenges. Challenging Cases. Appendices.
Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, is founder, executive director and faculty chair of the Child Trauma Institute in Greenfield, MA.