TRM-related books…

Easy access to books recommended during our training!

I’ve been training a lot on the Trauma Recovery Model recently and frequently get asked for further reading and pointers to good books…

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So I thought I’d put together a quick guide to some of the main ones so that folks can easily get through to them for a nosey – and buy them if you wish.*

Check these out…

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Harmful sexual behaviour in adolescents – key books…

When I meet someone who’s an expert in their field, I often ask this question: “What single book would you recommend to someone who wants an overview of this subject?”

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Occasionally-when there are no experts available!-I’m asked the same question. One of the subjects that crops up more than most is harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) in children and young people…

Good reading on HSB…

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Putting attachment theory to work…

Book review...

Clarks book

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Great for working with TEENAGERS

Attachment-Based Practice with Adults: Understanding Strategies and Promoting Positive Change, Pavilion Publishing, Brighton, UK. ISBN-13: 978-1908066176

In recent years I’ve come to really appreciate what attachment theory has to offer. And I find it fascinating!

But theories by themselves don’t offer much. Particularly to those of us involved in direct work with troubled people.

We know that these folks have a messed up development. And we know that attachment is a huge part of it.

But one nagging question just won’t go away:

How do I practice in an attachment-based way?

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The Developing Mind…

The Developing Mind

The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (second edition), by Daniel Seigel, ISBN-13: 978-1462503902

A number of years ago, I had the pleasure of attending the National Adolescent Perpetration Network (NAPN) conference in Portland, Oregon. There I bought this book!

I first met Kevin Creeden at a NOTA conference in Cardiff. During that event, he gave a keynote address all about the neuro-developmental impact of childhood trauma. In the interim period since we met, I had started something of an obsession about reading everything I could lay my hands, in order to try and build on the material Kevin had shared.

During one of our conversations following his original address, I had asked him what was the one book he would recommend for someone new to the subject, but keen to dig deeper. Without hesitation he recommended The Developing Mind by Daniel Seigel. Browsing the book stall at the NAPN conference, I saw the book and immediately bought it.

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Identifying & Treating Youth Who Sexually Offend

Identifying & Treating Youth Who Sexually Offend


Book review…

By Jonny Matthew

This review was originally published in the Journal of Sexual Aggression – the journal of The National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA)

Identifying and Treating Youth Who Sexually Offend: Current Approaches, Techniques and Research Edited by Robert Geffner, Kristina Crumpton Franey, Teri Geffner Arnold, Robert Falconer. 2204. pp. xxi + 317. ISBN 0 7890 2787 9.

Those searching for a reference source which addresses the principal area of ‘adolescents who sexually offend’, from both a clinical and research perspective, need look no further.

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