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Posttraumatic growth in trauma survivors: Implications for practice

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Alia Sheikh


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The study of positive sequelae to trauma is increasingly a focus of attention in the trauma research literature. This paper describes the construct of posttraumatic growth, a phenomenon that involves positive changes and benefits gained through coping with traumatic experiences. Variables associated with posttraumatic growth are summarized. Specific interventions for counselling psychology practice are described.

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Author(s): Sheikh AI

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Counselling Psychology Quarterly

Year: 2008

Volume: 21

Issue: 1

Pages: 85-97

ISSN (print): 0951-5070

ISSN (electronic): 1469-3674

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/09515070801896186


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