Healing Together

Suzanne Phillips, Psy.D and Dianne Kane, D.S.W.

Traumatic events can lead to emotional reactions ranging from anxiety and depression to post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). The person may have been seriously injured or been in a life-threatening situation. Whether the trauma occurred during a car accident, plane crash, flood, tornado or war, it can affect relationships with a partner or spouse. This guide helps couples recognize and recover from the emotional impact of physical and psychological trauma, learn how to communicate their needs, manage anger, deal with traumatic memories, recapture lost intimacy, and recognize their resiliency as a couple.

Presented as a practical, step-by-step program, this guide is especially helpful for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Reviewer comment….

This book is very timely and will be invaluable for returning service members and their families who are affected by PTSD as they adjust to living with family and in the community. It has clear explanations for family members and is filled with exercises and suggestions for dealing with the emotional trauma from an accident, wartime conflict or natural disaster. This is also an excellent resource for counselors, social workers and psychologists who are providing therapy and support for individuals and couples. – Marilyn Lash

ISBN# 1-57224-544-1
Pages 208 pages, 6 x 9, softcover
Year 2008