This is the first book written on clinical research and work related to the development of applied trauma psychology in Hong Kong. Contributed by numerous reputable researchers and clinicians, the book covers the latest research on and practice in assessment, psychological sequel (including psychological distress and growth of traumatic experience), evidence-based clinical intervention, and rehabilitation services for people affected by various traumatic stresses. Discussed in detail are interpersonal trauma like child sexual abuse and family violence, health and medical trauma such as infectious disease and the pain related to end of life, mass trauma and disaster including community psychological support programme developed in Hong Kong and Sichuan, as well as the rationale for mainstreaming trauma training in university education.
This book serves to strengthen the link between research and practice, and between academic work and community awareness. It is a guidebook for professionals serving the traumatized, academics dedicated to research and development of trauma psychology, students learning, and educators passing on the existing knowledge and experience accumulated for healing trauma.