Treating Trauma In Christian Counseling


Introduction (Heather D. Gingrich And Fred C. Gingrich)

Part I: Foundational Perspectives On Trauma
1. The Crucial Role Of Christian Counseling Approaches In Trauma Counseling (Fred C. Gingrich And Heather D. Gingrich)
2. Theological Perspectives On Trauma: Human Flourishing After The Fall (Richard Langer, Jason McMartin, And M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall)
3. The Neurobiology Of Stress And Trauma (William M. Struthers, Kerryn Ansell, And Adam Wilson)
4. Trauma, Faith, And Care For The Counselor (Cynthia B. Eriksson, Ashley M. Wilkins, And Nikki Frederick)

Part II: Interpersonal Contexts Of Trauma
5. A Developmentally Appropriate Treatment Approach For Traumatized Children And Adolescents (Daniel S. Sweeney And Madeline Lowen)
6. Treating Sexual Trauma Through Couples Therapy (Debra Taylor)
7. Assessment And Treatment Of Intimate Partner Violence: Integrating Psychological And Spiritual Approaches (Terri S. Watson)
8. Strengthening Family Resilience To Trauma (Fred C. Gingrich)
9. Responding To Survivors Of Clergy Sexual Abuse (David K. Pooler And Amanda Frey)

Part III: Complex Trauma And Dissociation
10. Beyond Survival: Application Of A Complex Trauma Treatment Model In The Christian Context (Jana Pressley And Joseph Spinazzola)
11. Sexual Abuse And Dissociative Disorders (Heather D. Gingrich)
12 The Treatment Of Ritual Abuse And Mind Control (Alison Miller And Heather D. Gingrich)
13. Sex Trafficking: A Counseling Perspective (Shannon Wolf)

Part IV: Global Contexts Of Trauma
14. Faith And Disaster Mental Health: Research, Theology, And Practice (Jamie D. Aten, Alice Schruba, David N. Entwistle, Edward B. Davis, Jenn Ranter, Jenny Hwang, Joshua N. Hook, David C. Wang, Don E. Davis, And Daryl R. Van Tongeren)
15. Improving Trauma Care In Developing Nations: Partnerships Over Projects (Phil Monroe And Diane Langberg)
16. Trauma Counseling For Missionaries: How To Support Resilience (Karen F. Carr)
17. Preventing And Treating Combat Trauma And Spiritual Injury (Laura Schwent Shultz, Jesse D. Malott, And Robert J. Gregory)

Part V: Conclusion And Appendix
18. Reflections On Christian Counseling’s Engagement With Trauma (Heather D. Gingrich And Fred C. Gingrich)

Appendix: Religion, Spirituality, And Trauma: An Annotated Bibliography (Fred C. Gingrich)
List Of Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index

Additional Info
Traumatic experiences are distressingly common. And the risks of developing posttraumatic stress disorder are high. But in recent years the field of traumatology has grown strong, giving survivors and their counselors firmer footing than ever before on which to seek healing. This book is a combined effort to introduce counseling approaches, trauma information, and Christian reflections to respond to the intense suffering people face.

With extensive experience treating complex trauma, Heather Gingrich and Fred Gingrich have brought together key essays representing the latest psychological research on trauma from a Christian integration perspective.

Students, instructors, clinicians, and researchers alike will find here

an overview of the kinds of traumatic experiences
coverage of treatment methods, especially those that incorporate spirituality
material to critically analyze as well as emotionally engage trauma
theoretical bases for trauma treatment and interventions
references for further consideration and empirical research


SKU (ISBN): 9780830828616
ISBN10: 0830828613
Editor: Heather Gingrich | Editor: Fred Gingrich
Binding: Cloth Text
Published: November 2017
Christian Association For Psychological Studies
Publisher: InterVarsity Press