An important thing to know when entering LCSW, Rev. Sheri Heller's comprehensive and analytically deep book, A Clinician's Journey from Complex Trauma to Thriving, is that this is not a self-help book; it does not prescribe a process for healing complex trauma, except to emphasize the necessity for professional, skillful, and compassionate clinical therapy. With that understood, this truly insightful and informative book - a collection of individual articles addressing specific forms of complex trauma and its consequences - does much more than just describe the often-debilitating symptoms presenting from a wide variety of personal and social traumas. A testament to the richness of the information is the degree to which the reader is drawn into and held fascinated by the altered psychological realities presented here - the individual causes of which are due to some form of personalized, traumatic history.
You can sense the work invested in this book....the vast experience of the author with dealing with patients that have childhood traumas, and also her own traumatic childhood made her create a beautiful therapeutic outlet.... If you want to challenge your psyche and find more about yourself than this book is for you. Highly recommend it. "