Synopses & Reviews
The Child Survivor is a practical compendium of therapeutic tools for working with children and adolescents who have been exposed to ongoing developmental trauma. Joyanna Silberg, a widely respected authority in the field, focuses on symptoms that are increasingly common but hard to treat and difficult to manage, such as rage reactions, amnesia, and dissociation. These behaviors are often survival strategies, and in The Child Survivor practitioners will find practical management tools that are backed up by recent scientific advances in neurobiology. Clinicians on the front lines of treatment will come away from the book with an arsenal of therapeutic techniques that they can put into practice right away, limiting the need for restrictive hospitalizations or out-of home placements for their young clients.