Trauma Counseling, Second Edition: Theories and Interventions for Managing Trauma, Stress, Crisis, and Disaster

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Springer Publishing Company; 2nd edition (March 21, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Full ‏ : ‎ 578 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0826150845
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0826150844
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The only comprehensive text to focus on trauma, stress, crisis, and disaster counseling from a clinical practice perspective


This overarching text, intended both for mental health practitioners-in-training and for practicing clinicians, focuses on the impact of stress, crisis, trauma, and disaster on diverse populations across the lifespan as well as on effective treatment strategies. The second edition is newly grounded in a “trauma scaffold,” providing foundational information that therapists can build upon, step-by-step, to treat individuals affected by more complex trauma events. This resource newly addresses the mental health implications of COVID-19, which has had an enormous impact on multitudes of people since the beginning of the pandemic, its repercussions likely to continue for some time into the future. The text also is updated to provide the most recent diagnostic information regarding trauma in the DSM-5. Two new chapters address the confluence of crises related to anthropogenic climate change and the effects of mass violence.

This unrivalled resource emphasizes stress management and crisis intervention skills as important building blocks for working with more complex issues of trauma and disaster. It underscores the idea that trauma must be approached from multiple perspectives and in multiple dimensions encompassing individual, community, societal, and systemic implications along with multicultural and diversity frames of reference. The text integrates the latest findings from neuropsychology and psychopharmacology with an emphasis on Polyvagal Theory. Additionally, the text highlights the importance of clinical supervision in trauma care and examines ethical dimensions and the need for self-care among trauma counselors. Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Reconceptualizes the text with the concept of a “Trauma Scaffold” as a foundation upon which to understand and develop treatment for increasingly complex trauma events
  • Addresses the COVID-19 pandemic and its profound effect on the mental health of vast numbers of people
  • Includes two new chapters on the confluence of crises related to anthropogenic climate change and the effects of mass violence
  • Includes PowerPoint slides to accompany an updated Instructor’s Manual

Key Features:

  • Delivers both introductory and advanced clinical information addressing complex trauma
  • Addresses trauma from a bioecological framework with emphasis on trauma-informed practices, multicultural pluralism, diversity, and social justice
  • Considers neurobiological responses to trauma with new research and the contributions of Polyvagal Theory
  • Examines individual, familial, community, society, and systemic understandings of stress, crisis, trauma, and disaster
  • Includes a wealth of resources for further study, text boxes, and case studies to reinforce learning

8 reviews for Trauma Counseling, Second Edition: Theories and Interventions for Managing Trauma, Stress, Crisis, and Disaster

  1. Ireanna Moore

    4.0 out of 5 stars Decent


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  2. K

    5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, well written and easy to understand

    Dr. López Levers has done it again. This resource is extremely helpful – comprehensive, well-written and easy to understand.

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  3. California

    5.0 out of 5 stars great book

    as a graduate LPC student this is a well written book that is easy to read with a lot of good info. Worth having in my library.

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  4. Robert W. McChesney

    5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended for students of ministry or Clinical Pastoral Education

    I am a Catholic priest and Jesuit who accompanies many Christians (as well as seekers and “nones”) in retreats, spiritual direction, and pastoral counseling. An increasing number have begun to entrust me with personal stories of violence-based traumatic injury. As a “layman” in this regard, I have come to rely on Lisa Lopez Levers accessibly written book as an authoritative reference in such areas as intimate partner violence, criminal victimization, and racial, ethnic and immigration intolerance . I recommend it wholeheartedly for Chaplains, seminary students of ministry or Clinical Pastoral Education, those who train them, or anyone currently working in spiritual and pastoral ministries who wishes to grow their trauma-informed toolbox for a troubled world.

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  5. happyin

    5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and Authoritative

    Dr. Levers is to be commended for a much-needed and outstanding contribution to the trauma literature for those who provide trauma-competent therapy. This book expands, updates the literature, and improves the first edition significantly. It provides an outstanding introduction to the types of traumatic stress that therapists will encounter, including trauma in the context of relationships, in communities, and in natural disasters. The book further provides sections on assessment and best clinical practices, as well as professional issues such as vicarious trauma, ethics, and trauma-informed supervision.
    This is an ambitious and successful project. Dr. Levers has curated respected and wise experts for each chapter, and the book flows seamlessly through the landscape of traumatic stress and how to respond with professional excellence. Highly recommended for therapists and educators who prepare future therapists in Professional Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, and related disciplines.

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  6. Niyuta

    5.0 out of 5 stars A great resource for information on Trauma and providing counseling is in this book.

    The use of lucid language without too much clinical terms, is a great achievement of any writer of clinical subjects and in this book Dr. Levers has achieved it. Dr. Lisa Lopez Levers has brought her life experience of facing and treating the Trauma Victims both in the USA and South Africa together to give us a useful tool. Those who are in the profession of mental health counseling and treatment would benefit greatly from this resource book. Years of teaching at Duquesne University in the subjects of clinical psychology and nursing has made Dr. Levers an authority on this subject of trauma counseling.

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  7. NS123

    5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Learning Tool for Student and Faculty

    You need this book in your arsenal if you would like to learn more about trauma as a new or seasoned clinician.

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  8. Troy McCoy

    5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a must read!

    There is nothing like it on the market and it is a solid read for all levels. Dr. López Levers continues to add much-needed value to her field of expertise!

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