Friday, February 15, 2013

Rewriting our stories

"Recovery approaches that emphasize deconstructing fragmented traumatic memories and reorganizing them into a coherent, meaningful narrative have been associated with reduced PTSD severity (Foa & Meadows, 1997). This suggests the importance of helping clients and their families make sense of the trauma by constructing new narratives that reduce self-blame and guilt.  One such approach is to use attachment theory as a component of narrative family therapy in promoting recovery."
A Family Systems Perspective to Recovery From Posttraumatic Stress in Children
Bernardon & Pernice-Duca, 2010
The Family Journal:  Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 18(4), 349-357.

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