Assimilation and accommodation processes following traumatic experiences
Payne, Alexandra J., Joseph, Stephen and Tudway, Jeremy. (2007) Assimilation and accommodation processes following traumatic experiences. Journal of Loss & Trauma, Volume 12 (Number 1). pp. 73-89. ISSN 1532-5024Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15325020600788206
The organismic valuing theory of growth following adversity (Joseph & Linley, 2005) is an account of recovery following trauma that attempts to integrate an understanding of posttraumatic stress with posttraumatic growth. It stipulates that processes of assimilation and accommodation dictate psychological outcomes following trauma. This article explores the nature of these processes with a view to enhancing clinicians' understanding of recovery from trauma. This was achieved via analytic induction and in-depth exploration of 13 personal accounts of "making sense of traumatic experiences.'' The findings expanded Joseph and Linley's (2005) theory. Clinical implications for treatment of trauma survivors are discussed, and methodological considerations and directions for future research are presented.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Loss & Trauma|
|Official Date:||January 2007|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 73-89|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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