The interaction of the trained professional and the client forms a therapeutic relationship. This bond is both a condition and a tool for any kind of psychological therapy. This relationship or alliance is of voluntary, contractual nature and of limited time. It is confidential. This allows the client to trust the therapist with his or her personal problems.
Having the same cultural background or understanding the patient´s culture is an important advantage.
The therapist must not exploit the trust and the confidence of the client in any way. It is a professional relathonship, and must remain so. The therapist helps by being accepting, empathic, genuine and warm to the client. She/he expresses unconditional positive regard to the client. There is no judgment, even if the client is rude or reveals nasty things.
The book is primarily based on techniques routed in Behavioral Therapy and subsequent developments. They are highly effective for the treatment of traumatized patients.
Additional interventions are suggested - imaginations for example, creating a safe place: Clients create their own place where one can sit, think, do activities or just meditate; a safe place should be a place that only you and the people you love can access. It´s purpose is to give you a sense of security and protection. Your safe place can be anything you want it to be... Relaxation and breathing techniques could be added ...
Trauma Workbook for Psychotherapy Students and Practitioners (English)
Kizilhan, Jan Ilhan; Friedl, Nadine; Steger, Florian; Rüegg, Nina; Zaugg, Pascal; Moser, Christian Thomas & Hautzinger, Martin
2019, 284 pages
Trauma Workbook for Psychotherapy Students and Practitioners (Farsi)
Jan Ilhan Kizilhan, Nadine Friedl, Florian Steger, Nina Rüegg, Pascal Zaugg, Christian Thomas Moser, Martin Hautzinger
2020, 297 pages