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Experiential Unity Theory and Model:
Treating Trauma in Therapy, Second Edition

By Alyson Quinn.
Lexington Books (2022)


The second edition of Experiential Unity Theory and Model: Treating Trauma in Therapy addresses the impact of trauma prevalent in the field of group therapy and in individual counseling and proposes Experiential Unity theory and model as an effective treatment option. It offers an integrative treatment approach that adheres to the principles of neuroscience and utilizes bottom-up processing, and a right-brain orientation to engage and process trauma. This theory and model has been offered in Individual therapy sessions as a treatment for depression, anxiety, addictions and other trauma- related distress and in Psychiatric Group therapy programs for over fourteen years. It has also been taught in university courses and delivered in workshops internationally, and at the Trauma informed Practice Institute, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The embodied and trauma-informed orientation to clinical practice described in this book is inspiring, informative, and useful. Quinn articulates a creative, whole-person model that serves as a comprehensive guide for healing and transformation through experiential engagement with the body, heart, and mind.
Loretta Pyles, State University of New York at Albany and author of Healing Justice: Holistic Self-Care for Change Makers

Quinn takes us one step ahead by building on trauma therapies and neuroscience, which she summarizes in an ingenious and comprehensive way. Quinn offers an innovative and integrative trauma therapy that brings left and right hemispheres together, while protecting the client from being retraumatized. This book is a must-read for trauma clinicians.
Nez Elik, psychologist in private practice

Distilling decades of clinical wisdom, Alyson Quinn gifts us with an accessible book that guides us through the tenuous terrain of trauma. Her bird’s-eye view of the landscape of literature offers us new avenues of inquiry... A must-read for anyone in the helping professions.
Maki Iwase, Vancouver Community College

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