I Can't Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors Paperback – Nov 1 1996
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The book provides a wealth of information about specific traumas and suggests techniques for dealing with them as well. While many trauma survivors believe they 'can't get over it,' use of this book, combined with appropriate therapy, will certainly assist them on their healing journeys."
-Mary Beth Williams, Ph.D., author of Handbook of Post-Traumatic Therapy
"For the trauma survivor and the field professional, Dr. Matsakis has written on the most informative and sensitive books on surviving violent trauma. I Can't Get Over It covers most useful techniques and self-help suggestions for safe recovery, empowerment, and growth following trauma."
-Yigal Ben-Haim, Ph.D., Trauma Specialist with the Veterans Assistance Center and Alta Bates Burn Center in Berkeley, California
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I Can't Get Over It directly addresses survivors of trauma. It explains the nature of SD and describes the healing process. This book will help you find out whether you have PTSD; cope with post-traumatic anger, grief, and survivor guilt; recognize related problems such as depression, substance abuse, compulsive behavior, and low self-esteem; identify "triggers" that set off flashbacks, anxiety attacks, and other symptoms; relieve wounding caused by others' blaming and insensitivity; and gain a sense of empowerment and hope for the future.See all Product Description
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Add to that the extensive list of resources in the appendices, and I can't think of a better place for a survivor to begin, continue or complete a journey through the recovery process.
I am a social worker and want to specialize in treating those who are traumatized. I am glad to have this book as a resource.
This book explains trauma in an easy to understand fashion. It also gives information on different types of trauma and specific issues that survivors will deal with. All along the way, there are exercises for the reader that help him/her learn more about what he/she is experiencing. These were so helpful!
Great book. Dr. Matsakis also wrote a book called "Trust After Trauma: A Guide to Relationships for Survivors and Those Who Love Them". Another great one to add to your library.
For those interested in fiction dealing with a topic along these lines (and also Dissociative Identity Disorder) I would recommend reading a book called "Bark of the Dogwood" by Jackson McCrae. It's an intricate study of PTSD and packs quite a wallop.
I'm finding that although the reading can be intense for my clients, the book is making full use of the supervision and support provided in therapy.
I'm very pleased with the book and will continue to use it in my practice.
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This book was bought to help a friend,
He found the book useful and made him realize that he is not the only one suffering from PTSD. Read more
Lots to learn, lots to read, well written book. Helps a person in a whole lot of ways. Should read this.Published on July 27 2013 by Amy Moore
I checked this book out of the library before purchasing and i am really glad that i did. The book is crap for someone who has trauma or PTSD. Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2012 by Tiana
Written for survivors of crime, rape, family dysfunction, and everything else, this usefull book centers itself on Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2004
What insight! I also highly recommend reading Peaceful Heart: A Woman's Journey of Healing, by Aimee Jo Martin.... Read morePublished on April 8 2004 by Laura mathews
I'm the webowner of the PTSD Sanctuary. This is the best book I've found on PTSD having PTSD myself. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2002 by Patty E. Fleener
This is a terific book for working on recovering from trauma. it involves a *lot* of work, but this is what makes it useful. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2001
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