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The Comprehensive Resource Model


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1. Introduction 2. Overview of the model 3. The Challenges of Trauma 4. Frozen Breath 5. Stepping into the affect 6. Cutting off the pain and terror 7. Re-membering, re-experiencing, re-processing, re-orienting, re-consolidating and re-newing 8. Attunement 9. Breathing 10. Sacred Place 11. Resource Grids 12. Attachment Resources 13. Distress 14. The Core Self in CRM: clinical aspects 15. The Core Self in CRM: theoretical aspects 16. Personal Power Animals as resources for healing With Elisa Elkin-Cleary 17. Secondary Resources and Additional Protocols 18. Blocks to Healing With Elisa Elkin-Cleary 19. New Truths and Session Closure With Ron Schwenkler 20. Application of CRM to the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder 21. Conclusion With Elisa Elkin-Cleary

About the Author

Lisa Schwarz is a psychologist, consultant and international educator working in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Frank Corrigan is a psychiatrist working in Argyll and Glasgow, UK, specialising in the treatment of psychological trauma. Alastair Hull is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist working in Tayside , UK, specialising in the treatment of psychological trauma. Rajiv Raju is a full time specialist in psychiatry working at the Argyll and Bute Hospital, Scotland, UK; currently he is on a leave of absence.


'The authors have done an excellent job of explaining CRM to the reader. They have integrated elements from many different sources, including neurophysiology, EMDR, anthropology, and my own Trauma Model into a novel and original therapy. They make use of many different therapeutic tools including cognitive therapy, eye positions, systems principles, and therapeutic metaphor. I look forward to reading the results of clinical trials of CRM in the future - CRM is a carefully constructed treatment model. Future books expanding on and supplementing this volume are anticipated.'

Colin A. Ross, M.D., author, The Trauma Model: A Solution to the Problem of Comorbidity in Psychiatry. 'The Comprehensive Resource Model is an intriguing treatment for trauma-related disorders that is based on novel neurobiological theories. It has the potential to significantly advance our understanding and intervention of the complex emotional difficulties often associated with developmental trauma.' Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit, University of Western Ontario, United States of America.

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