∗ achieve symptom resolution in a brief course of counselling (often about 20 hours)
∗ respect and value the client′s experience and needs
∗ work alongside a variety of therapy methods in a holistic way
∗ minimise the risk of re–traumatisation
The authors provide a review of the major theories of stress and trauma, and of other methods of working with clients that are most useful alongside the TIR approach, an approach that is useful for a wide range of ′normal life′ traumas, not just PTSD.
The Nature of Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Who Is Suitable?
Engaging the Client.
Choosing Which Incident to Work on First.
Working with Traumatic Incidents.
Use of Additional Questions.
When Things Don′t Go as Planned.
Ending the Counselling.