Healing Trauma

Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body, and Brain

(W.W. Norton 2003)

Born out of the excitement of a convergence of ideas and passions, this book, edited by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Marion Solomon, Ph.D., provides a synthesis of the work of researchers, clinicians, and theoreticians who are leaders in the field of trauma, attachment, and psychotherapy.

As we move into the third millennium, the field of mental health is in an exciting position to bring together diverse ideas from a range of disciplines that illuminate our understanding of human experience: neurobiology, developmental psychology, traumatology, and systems theory. The contributors emphasize the ways in which the social environment, including relationships of childhood, adulthood, and the treatment milieu change aspects of the structure of the brain and ultimately alter the mind.

Praise:

"This remarkable collection of articles summarizes much of the best current thinking on trauma, attachment research, neurobiology, and its application to psychodynamic psychotherapy.  It is an outstanding achievement."

- Beatrice Beebe, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, NYS Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University

"This is an extraordinary book.  It provides an up-to-the-minute integration of attachment trauma and neuroscience.  Each contribution provides an essential chart to guide the therapist in understanding this most difficult group of clients."

- Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., F.B.A., Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis at University College London and Director, Child Family Center, The Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS

"This volume provides much more than a compelling set of models for healing trauma--it also delivers a state of the art account of the courses and consequences of trauma.."

- Howard Steele, Ph.D., Director, Attachment Research Unit, University College, London, Editor, Attachment & Human Development

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