Emotional Abuse: The Trauma and the Treatment
A new model for treating the devastating effects of emotional abuse
Emotional Abuse provides a clear road map for therapists to guide them through the intricacies of treating emotionally-abused victims. Any therapist working with emotionally-abused clients will find this a most useful text.
--Jeffrey T. Mitchell, president, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Marti Tamm Loring uses her own research and clinical work with emotionally abused women to explore the components of both overt and covert abuse and to map out for mental health practitioners a new model for its treatment.
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Differentiating Emotional Abuse
The Trauma of Emotional Abuse
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