Trauma

Contemporary Directions in Theory, Practice, and Research

by Shoshana S. Ringel, Jerrold R. Brandell

Trauma: Contemporary Directions in Theory, Practice, and Research is a comprehensive text on trauma, including such phenomena as sexual abuse, childhood trauma, PTSD, terrorism, natural disasters, cultural trauma, school shootings, and combat trauma. Addressing multiple theoretical systems and how each system conceptualizes trauma, the book offers valuable information about therapeutic process dimensions and the use of specialized methods and clinical techniques in trauma work, with an emphasis on how trauma treatment may affect the clinician. Intended for courses in clinical practice and psychopathology, the book may also be useful as a graduate-level text in the allied mental health professions.


  • SAGE Publications; April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781452223704
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Trauma
  • Author: Shoshana S. Ringel (ed.); Jerrold R. Brandell (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc

In The Press

"I strongly endorse many aspects of the authors’ rationale. Specifically, a text is needed that is from a social work perspective, updates the well-respected existing texts, is focused on clinical interventions, and especially uses psychodynamic and attachment theories. I would buy this book myself.... I am excited about this book. It addresses an area that I believe is extremely important. More helping professionals are realizing the central role trauma plays in many of our clients’ lives and this text has the potential to address the lack of education about trauma. In addition, the psychodynamic perspective is appealing because of the natural fit of this theory with understanding trauma and its impact."