Trauma-Attachment Tangle offers informative and inspiring clinical stories of children who have complex trauma and attachment issues from experiences such as adoption, hospitalization, or death of a parent. Some of these children display puzzling or extreme symptoms like prolonged tantrums, self-hatred, attacking their parents or being fearful of common things like lights, solid foods or clothing. Dr. Lovett presents strategies for unraveling the traumatic origins of children's symptoms and gives a variety of tools for treating complex trauma and for promoting attunement and attachment.
Introduction. Part I: The Clinical Stories 1. Amy: Violent Behavior in an Adopted Toddler 2. Monica: EMDR for a Young Child 3. Danilo: Hospitalization for Asthma Affected the Whole Family 4. Max: Following Symptoms Back to their Preverbal Origin 5. Aiden: Including Parents in their Child's Trauma Resolution 6. Charles and Tomas: Angry Boys, Out-of-Sync Parents 7. Zachary: Dealing with the Loss of a Parent 8. Joey: Developmental Disabilities Complicating Trauma Resolution 9. Vivian and Jenny: Sisters' Different Expression of Trauma 10. Ollie: The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Graduate Part II: Cultivating Positive Emotions 11. Strategies for Resource Enhancement 12. Games for Promoting Connection and Cooperation 13. Additional Aids to Therapy with Children Part III. Writing The New Story 14. A Healing Narrative: What? Why? How? Part IV: Conclusion 15. Trauma, Attachment, EMDR and Health