A practical guide, Treating Complex Trauma organizes clinical theory, outcome research, and decades of experiential wisdom into a manageable blueprint for treatment. With an emphasis on relationships, the model helps clients move from survival mindstates to engaged mindstates, and as a sequential and organized model, the CCM can be used by helping professionals in a wide array of disciplines and settings. Utilization of the CCM in collaboration with clients and other trauma-informed practitioners helps prevent the re-traumatization of clients and the compassion fatigue of the practitioner so that they can work together to build a hopeful and meaningful vision of the future.
Barrett and Stone Fish provide a comprehensive trauma informed primer for practice.Their three stage model is easy to understand and is informed by up to date research on trauma and its effects. There are hundreds of helpful suggestions from clients who have been helped by the model. Treating Complex Trauma is a relational blueprint for collaborating with clients and other health care professionals.