- Offers comprehensive coverage of trauma intervention: The wide coverage of the different levels of trauma— individual, community, institutional—and attention to the current theoretical and research literature makes this text the most comprehensive regarding trauma and its treatment.
- Highlights the intersection between trauma and culture: An ecological perspective focuses on the importance of viewing behavior within its social setting and examining the physical and psychosocial barriers to trauma recovery.
- Emphasizes the theme of "empowerment": Empowerment focuses on client strengths as the practitioner is encouraged to support clients towards resiliency.
- Provides an extensive historical background: The book examines multigenerational trauma experienced by several ethnic minority groups.
- Includes case studies and worksheets: Case studies gleaned from the author’s clinical experience provide a snapshot of the field and make the work of trauma come alive.
This is an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on psychological trauma in the departments of Counseling, Psychology, Human Services, and Social Work. It is also a useful resource for practicing clinicians.