The latest research from neuroscience and psychotherapy has shown we can rewire the brain to facilitate trauma recovery.
Trauma Treatment Toolbox teaches clinicians how to take that brain-based approach to trauma therapy, showing how to effectively heal clients' brains with straightforward, easy-to-implement treatment techniques. Each tool includes a short list of post trauma symptoms, relevant research, application, and clinician tips on how to complete the exercise.
Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. Dr. Sweeton has been practicing EMDR for nearly a decade and has treated a variety of populations using EMDR and other memory reconsolidation approaches, including combat veterans, individuals with PTSD and complex trauma, and those suffering from treatment-resistant anxiety.
She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.
Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates. She is a past president of the Oklahoma Psychological Association and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is the president-elect of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained thousands of mental health professionals in her workshops.
Financial: Jennifer Sweeton is in private practice. She has an employment relationship with the Oklahoma City VAMC. Dr. Sweeton receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Jennifer Sweeton has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
"A marvelous conise yet comprehensive collection of tools for the trauma therapist. Dr. Sweeton describes the techniques in just the right level of detail to enable the reader to both deliver the intervention and provide a cogent, motivating rationale for its use. There's something in here to help every patient! I'll be consulting this creative volume for years to come." - Alex Jordan, PhD, Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital
"This book is a tremendous resource for mental health providers and their clients. It is jam-packed with worksheets that lead readers through brain-based tools including focused breathing, awareness of body, movement, meditations and cognitive techniques. The meat consists of an extensive set of tools based on bottom up (using the body to change the brain) and top-down (using the reflective capabilities of the brain) approaches to brain change designed to help trauma survivors. An amazing book! Every therapist will want to use the tools in this book whether they specialize in trauma or not." - Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN, author of numerous books on mindfulness and ADHD, including Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients
"I love this book! With information and research for clinicians followed by protocols and scripts for each trauma tool, these top down (cognitive) approaches are very different than the usual thought challenging methods of CBT. I definitely will be adding this book to my current library and urge everyone working with these clients to do the same." - Kate Cohen-Posey, MS, LMHC, LMFT author of the Brief Therapy Client Handouts books and creator of the Handy Brain Model