This book provides psychotherapists with a multidimensional view of childhood neglect and a practical roadmap for facilitating survivors’ healing.

Esteemed clinician Ruth Cohn guides psychotherapists through a comprehensive roadmap for facilitating survivors' healing, grounded in attachment theory. Discover how to identify signs of childhood neglect and understand lasting effects that persist into adulthood, empowering therapists to maximize therapeutic outcomes.

Working from a strong base in attachment theory and extensive clinical material, each chapter introduces skills that therapists can develop and hone and provides an array of resources and evidence-based treatment modalities that therapists can use in session.

7 Key Features:

  1. Multidimensional Approach: Gain a holistic view of childhood neglect, encompassing psychological, emotional, and relational dimensions.
  2. Practical Roadmap: Access a practical guide for therapists to navigate the complexities of childhood neglect and facilitate effective healing.
  3. Attachment Theory Foundation: Learn from a strong base in attachment theory, providing a solid framework for understanding and addressing childhood neglect.
  4. Clinical Insights: Explore extensive clinical material and case studies to deepen your understanding and refine your therapeutic approach.
  5. Skill Development: Develop essential skills such as recognizing non-verbal communication cues, enhancing your effectiveness in therapy sessions.
  6. Evidence-Based Strategies: Access a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities and resources to enrich your therapeutic toolkit.
  7. Essential Resource: Whether you're a seasoned therapist or a mental health professional, this book is indispensable for anyone working with survivors of childhood trauma.

Working with the Developmental Trauma of Childhood Neglect is an essential book for any mental health professional working with survivors of childhood trauma. Use this as a resource for navigating the healing process.

chapter Chapter 1|21 pages

Ancestral Roots

chapter Chapter 4|19 pages

“But Nothing Happened to Me!”: What's the Story?

chapter Chapter 5|16 pages

Emotion: Teaching a Foreign Language

chapter Chapter 6|19 pages

Sexuality: Unraveling the Conundrum of Need

chapter Chapter 7|15 pages

Regulation of Giving: From Resentment to Reciprocity

chapter Chapter 8|16 pages

Transforming Shame with Grief and Compassion

chapter Chapter 9|15 pages


chapter Chapter 10|15 pages

Beyond Words

chapter Chapter 11|6 pages