COGNITIVE ANALYTIC THERAPY FOR ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD ABUSE: APPROACHES TO TREATMENT AND CASE
CAT is a brief, collaborative, client-centred approach which is gaining support for the understanding and treatment of many individuals with emotional and personality problems. This is the first book to present the CAT approach to such problems in adult survivors of childhood abuse, particularly borderline personality disorder and dissociative identity disorder. Practitioners in clinical psychology, psychiatry and nursing, and other practitioners of psychotherapy, will welcome this book for its
Clear conceptualisation of childhood abuse and adult mental problems, in terms of CAT
Comparison of CAT with other therapeutic approaches to trauma and abuse
Detailed accounts of CAT treatment of these problems and related outcomes
Vivid and moving case study examples which aid insight and understanding of CAT in action
Objective discussion of clinical issues in the application of CAT to survivors of childhood abuse. The author and the specialist contributors to the text are all experienced clinicians who provide the concepts, methods, tools, and resources to implement CAT with these adults who were abused.
Table of Contents:
List of Figures and Tables.
About the Author.
List of Contributors.
Foreword by Anthony Ryle.
PART I: CAT REFORMULATION OF TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES IN CHILDHOOD.
Conceptualising the Developmental Outcomes of Abuse.
The Language and Practice of CAT: Assessment and Treatment Procedures.
CAT and the Multiple Self-States Model of Trauma.
Psychological Models and Therapies for Traumatic Experiences.
PART II: CAT PRACTICE AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE MODEL.
Adult Pychological Problems and Abuse.
A Case of Borderline Personality Disorder.
A Case of Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Forensic Romances and Violence in the Therapy Room: The Challenge of the Abuse-to-Abuser Dimension.
Group Work with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.
Group CAT for People with a History of Sexual Victimisation.
PART III: CLINICAL ISSUES IN APPLYING CAT.
Clinical Outcomes in the Application of CAT for Adult Survivors.
The Personality Structure Questionnaire: A Measure of Identity Integration in CAT.
An Independent Commentary on CAT for Adult Survivors of Abuse.
Appendix 1: The CAT Psychotherapy File, States Grid and Dissociation Questionnaire.