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Looking at Trauma: A Tool Kit for Clinicians is New in Graphic Medicine

Graphic Medicine is the interesting space of healthcare and comics. It’s a growing sector in the comic industry and something we’ll be covering more here.

Looking at Trauma: A Tool Kit for Clinicians is an easy-to-use, engaging resource designed to address the challenges health care professionals face in providing much-needed trauma psychoeducation to clients with histories of childhood trauma.

Topics covered include complex posttraumatic stress disorder, emotion regulation, memory, relationship patterns, and self-care. Each chapter features step-by-step instructions on how to use the treatment models with clients; practical educational tips from experienced clinicians in the field of childhood trauma; interactive trauma education comics; a foundational framework focused on care for the provider; and references for further study.

Intended for use in therapeutic, clinical, and classroom settings, this book is a valuable resource for all healthcare workers. In particular, social workers, psychotherapists, spiritual care providers, nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, primary care physicians, and psychiatrists will find this tool kit indispensable.

The graphic novel is edited by Abby Hershler, Lesley Hughes, Patricia Nguyen, and Shelley Wall and available now to order.

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