Clinical Treatment of Survivors of Homicide Victims (IN: Handbook of Post-Traumatic Therapy, edited by M B Williams & J F Sommer)
This chapter opens with a review of the literature on the dynamics of surviving a homicide & professionals working with survivors of homicide. A brief discussion on understanding trauma follows. Self-assessment for the trauma counsellor is discussed. Topics addressed under counselling survivors of homicide include first contact & intake. The remainder of the chapter discusses the development of a treatment plan including crisis counselling & advocacy, short-term therapy, long-term therapy, additional clinical styles & techniques, & group therapy.