Treating Adult Survivors of Childhood Emotional Abuse and Neglect: A New Framework

  title={Treating Adult Survivors of Childhood Emotional Abuse and Neglect: A New Framework},
  author={Frances Kaplan Grossman and Joseph Spinazzola and Marla Zucker and Elizabeth K. Hopper},
  journal={American Journal of Orthopsychiatry},
This article provides the outline of a new framework for treating adult survivors of childhood emotional abuse and neglect. Component-based psychotherapy (CBP) is an evidence-informed model that bridges, synthesizes, and expands upon several existing schools, or theories, of treatment for adult survivors of traumatic stress. These include approaches to therapy that stem from more classic traditions in psychology, such as psychoanalysis, to more modern approaches including those informed by… 

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