Selected Strategies and Techniques for Counseling Survivors of Trauma in the Time of COVID-19
This chapter describes a range of techniques and strategies to facilitate trauma recovery. Included are examples from emotional, somatic, neurobiological, relational, and cognitive approaches to trauma-informed treatment. The chapter discusses techniques that are based on Herman’s (1992/2015) three-phase model of safety/stabilization, working through, and reconnection, as well as integrative techniques based on a holistic approach to trauma recovery. These tools both empower survivors to self-regulate and to avoid retraumatization, with or without processing the trauma story through talk- or narrative therapy. Finally, individualized tools for addressing client and counselor self-care and self-regulation, shared trauma, and traumatic grief are discussed, with a special focus on trauma treatment during the global pandemic of COVID-19.
Trauma Counseling Theories and Interventions for Managing Trauma, Stress, Crisis, and Disaster: Second Edition
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Webber, Jane M.; Smith, Carol M.; and Mascari, J. Barry, "Selected Strategies and Techniques for Counseling Survivors of Trauma in the Time of COVID-19" (2022). Kean Publications. 737.