“This excellent book is pivotal in helping therapists reach out to their traumatized clients’ profound sense of annihilation and facilitate healing from emotional abuse and neglect. The authors present a superb account of their treatment model, which masterfully integrates the key components of truly helpful psychotherapy. Reading the appealing, illuminating clinical examples is a great privilege. This volume is a 'must read' for novice and experienced therapists alike, as well as students.”

—Onno van der Hart, PhD, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology (Emeritus), Utrecht University, The Netherlands

“CBP brings both wisdom and compassion to the challenge of working therapeutically when on the very edge of—and at times, thrown into—the abyss of dysregulation and dissociation that is complex trauma. The core principles and case studies reflect a deep understanding of the adult survivor’s experience as well as the importance of therapist self-awareness and self-reflection. This book's exploration of the therapeutic process is a valuable counterbalance (and complement) to manualized approaches to complex trauma therapy.”

—Julian D. Ford, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center

“The authors have written a tightly reasoned and empathic book on the psychodynamic treatment of complex trauma. It is especially focused on the therapeutic relationship, the clinician's and client’s internal experience, the role of dissociative 'parts,' and mind–body theories. Although this book diverges to some extent from my own perspective, it offers a balancing force in the face of more manualized, shorter-term models. I salute it for its intelligence and clinical wisdom, and recommend it as a thought-provoking and valuable addition to our current approaches.”

—John Briere, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California