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Clinical Social Work Journal

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 257–259 | Cite as

Marion Solomon, Daniel Siegel (eds): Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain

W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2003, 357 pp, $40.00
  • Elizabeth KitaEmail author
Book Review

In Healing trauma: attachment, mind, body and brain, Marion Solomon and Daniel Siegel edit a compendium of contemporary perspectives on both the etiology and treatment of relational trauma. In the introduction, the editors comment that the impetus for the book was borne out of a desire to capture the energy and enthusiasm of the conference at which the contributors initially gathered; this zeal is successfully communicated throughout the book. Collectively, the authors provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the subject that leaves readers with a firm grasp of the primacy of the attachment system in psychosocial development, the impact of trauma, and the ameliorative potential of psychotherapy.

Drawing from both empirical research and clinical practice, the volume is relevant to practitioners, researchers and policy makers interested in the development, provision and practice of trauma treatment. Although each chapter offers its own viewpoint, all emphasize the paradox of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Smith CollegeNorthamptonUSA

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