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Trauma Informed Couple Therapy Manual Published The book includes an evidence-based framework which emphasizes the importance of containing conflict and helps clients to build emotional regulation and mentalizing skills. The framework is an invaluable asset to all clinicians working with traumatised couples who may not be able to benefit from traditional forms of couple therapy due to challenges which limit their capacity to engage in relationships and couple therapy. The chapters guide you through the four key stages of therapy: Psychoeducation, Building Capacity, Dyadic Processing, and Consolidation. Each stage has accompanying activities and narratives in which to engage traumatized couples and includes a variety of case transcripts to illustrate the approach. Throughout the manual the author provides the reader with:

  • insights from real-world scenarios based on her extensive clinical experience;
  • worksheets that can be used as part of the therapeutic process;
  • systematic analyses of the therapeutic process from the therapist’s point of view;
  • comprehensive recommendations for further reading so that you can develop your expertise in any area of DCTCT.

The book is available from Routledge and from Amazon. Doctoral Student Seeks Therapists who have experienced Indirect Trauma for Research Project Sam Golden, Doctoral student at Rutgers University is seeking therapists who have experienced indirect trauma. A copy of Sam’s recruitment email follows. All those interested in participating contact Sam on the email provided.

Recruitment Email Seeking licensed therapists who have experienced indirect trauma while working with trauma survivors

Hello, My name is Sam Golden and I am a doctoral candidate at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. I am seeking therapists who have experienced indirect trauma (vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue) while conducting therapy with trauma survivors and who would be willing to share how the experience personally affected them. Therapists licensed in the United States in fields such as psychology, psychiatry, clinical social work, mental health counseling, and marriage and family therapy may all meet inclusion criteria for the study. Participation will involve one 60 to 90-minute interview to be conducted either in person in the New York City area or via secure telehealth video-conference. Participants will additionally be asked to complete a brief demographic questionnaire. The interview will ask open-ended questions regarding the development and course of the therapist’s indirect trauma, the way that the therapist’s personal and professional relationships were affected at the time, and the therapist’s views of themselves and their work in relation to this experience. All interviews will be audio recorded to ensure accurate transcription and all identifying information will be kept confidential by using pseudonyms and altered demographics. Participants may discontinue their participation in the study at any time. Please note that there is no compensation for participation in this study.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please contact me at or (914) 960-2204.

Thank you, Sam Golden, Psy.M. Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University Welcome ISSTD’s New Members in May!

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