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Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma--An Integrative Somatic Approach

4 Feb 2019 3:29 PM | Anonymous

A practical, integrated approach for therapists working with people (both adults and children) who have been impacted by developmental trauma and attachment difficulties

Kathy L. Kain and Stephen J. Terrell draw on fifty years of their combined clinical and teaching experience to provide this clear road map for understanding the complexities of early trauma and its related symptoms. Experts in the physiology of trauma, the authors present an introduction to their innovative somatic approach that has evolved to help thousands improve their lives. Synthesizing across disciplines--Attachment, Polyvagal, Neuroscience, Child Development Theory, Trauma, and Somatics--this book provides a new lens through which to understand safety and regulation. It includes the survey used in the groundbreaking ACE Study, which discovered a clear connection between early childhood trauma and chronic health problems. For therapists working with both adults and children and anyone dealing with symptoms that typically arise from early childhood trauma--anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, metabolic disorders, migraine, sleep problems, and more--this book offers fresh hope.

Amazon Review Brandy V333 
5 out of 5 Stars

A book that will help people understand developmental trauma in a new way.

May 16, 2018

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

As a somatic psychotherapist working with early developmental trauma, this is the book I've been waiting for. It is a tremendous resource that pulls together attachment theory, polyvagal theory, brain development and trauma physiology into one cohesive and easy to read book. I'm referring it to colleagues and clients who want to understand the origins of emotional and physical symptoms in a new way.


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About the Co-Author and USABP member Stephen Terrell

We know that when choosing a Psychotherapist, there are many options.  Allow me to share a little bit with you about my story.

I am a single parent living in the Austin area with my two sons who both happen to be adopted. My first book, Nurturing Resilience has recently been published and is available at most book stores. 

I have advanced training and specialize in Early Developmental Trauma and Attachment Resistance but none of my training has proved as valuable to me in treating children as my experiences parenting my two sons. After adopting my first son, I realized that my education didn't provide all the answers I needed to understand what my son was going through. I began researching Reactive Attachment Disorder more in-depth to gain more knowledge. Beyond specialized training I was looking for a doctoral program that would meet my needs as a single parent. I realized that going away to classes several times a week was not an option with my son's special needs. A good friend who was a principal for AISD encouraged me to check out the distant learning program at California Coast University. The Doctorate of Psychology program met mine and my son's needs and allowed me to gain a more advanced education. I completed my Doctorate at California Coast University. This program is accredited by the State of California. I practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor based on my masters from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi and all insurance inquires and billing will also be determined on my Masters.

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