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Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Voices of Healing.
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PMID:  23034776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this article, we report on a phenomenological study of experiences of recovery of 7 women with histories of childhood maltreatment. We propose a model that recalls the Anglo-Franc etymological origins of rekeverer: to regain consciousness, health, or strength. Dimensions include development of a selfhood; tasks of connection and separation; regulation of overwhelming emotions; management of choices; and internalization of therapeutic relational dynamics. Based on the findings, we suggest that theory and research need to extend concepts of healing, add methodologies privileging victim/survivor voices, and revisit concepts such as neutrality and resistance as they apply to dissociative disorders. Practitioners should have specific training in trauma models, although they need to hold these theories lightly because therapeutic goals and pathways of change might well differ for each client. Integrated whole-of-government initiatives need to identify those at risk of abuse as early as possible, and provide response funding beyond assessment services.
Deborah Spermon; Yvonne Darlington; Paul Gibney
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Qualitative health research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1049-7323     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Health Res     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9202144     Medline TA:  Qual Health Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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