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Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment

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Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD |  Paul Frewen, Ph.D., C.Psych
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Apr 20, 2015
W.W. Norton
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A neurobiological explanation of self-awareness and the states of mind of severely traumatized people.

Cultivation of emotional awareness is difficult, even for those of us not afflicted by serious mental illness. This book discusses the neurobiology behind emotional states and presents exercises for developing self awareness. Topics include mood (both unipolar and bipolar), anxiety (particularly PTSD), and dissociative disorders. Frewen and Lanius comprehensively review psychological and neurobiological research, and explain how to use this research to become aware of emotional states within both normal and psychopathological functioning. Therapists will be able to help survivors of trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and dissociative disorders develop emotional awareness. The book also includes case studies, detailed instructions for clinicians, and handouts ready for use in assessment/therapy with patients/clients.

35 illustrations, 12 pages of color



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Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, services that specialize in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario.

Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. She has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally. She has recently published a book The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease with Eric Vermetten and Clare Pain.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Ruth Lanius is Professor of Psychiatry and director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She is an author for W.W. Norton & Company and receives royalties.
Non-Financial: Ruth Lanius has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Paul Frewen, Ph.D., C.Psych's Profile

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Paul A. Frewen, PhD, C.Psych, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Western Ontario; Chair, Traumatic Stress Section, Canadian Psychological Association. Author of 45 papers on trauma, affect regulation, mindfulness, dissociation, and the self. Co-author, Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience & Treatment.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Paul Frewen is an associate professor at the University of Western Ontario. He is an author and receives royalties.
Non-financial: Paul Frewen chairs the Traumatic Stress Section of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Practice Committee of the Trauma Division of the American Psychological Association.



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