Tamara McClintock Greenberg, PsyD, MS


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The Complex PTSD Coping Skills Workbook

published by New Harbinger Publications


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Advance Praise

“Tamara McClintock Greenberg’s workbook engages readers in a conversation that brings into focus the real-life dilemmas posed by complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), and provides very practical and nuanced ways to harness the power of four ‘A’s—acceptance, awareness, authenticity, and action. A truly valuable resource for people recovering from C-PTSD and their therapists.”
—Julian D. Ford, PhD, ABPP, past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center

“Quite simply the best workbook for clients dealing with trauma. It’s both incredibly insightful as well as accessible, with an astute sense of what clients who have lost their identities because of adult and childhood adversity need. This book provides nurturing and healing advice that will benefit all trauma survivors. Greenberg’s deep empathy and compassion is on every page. It also serves as a vital resource for clinicians working with clients who have C-PTSD. In time, this will be a staple of every clinician’s library.”
—Dan Hocoy, PhD, president of Goddard College, licensed clinical psychologist, and coeditor of APA Handbook of Humanistic and Existential Psychology

“The Complex PTSD Coping Skills Workbook is a wonderful resource for anyone who has ongoing distress as a result of multiple negative or traumatic events. Incorporating clinical experience, research findings, and a deep, compassionate understanding of the issues, Greenberg has created a practical, supportive workbook that can be used alone or with a therapist to find ‘a path to feeling and being more in control of your life’.”
—Elizabeth McMahon, PhD, psychologist, and author of Overcoming Anxiety and Panic Interactive Guide and Virtual Reality Therapy for Anxiety

More Advance Praise

“Trustfully inviting, this workbook is both intensely personal while universal in its helpful information and deep wisdom. As a physician witnessing women’s lives for over forty years, this single volume unlocks areas of confusion and frustration that increasingly have separated people from more joyful living. Greenberg shares stories from her many years as a therapist and guides the reader through an efficient, productive, and self-affirming healing journey.”
—Ricki Pollycove, MD, MS, FACOG, FNCBC, fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, author of The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Bioidentical Hormones, and coauthor of Mother Nurture

“This has been such a wonderful read. This workbook is perfectly timed, and not only defines C-PTSD but reflects on its pernicious effects. Tamara really breaks down the impact of C-PTSD and provides practical tools for navigating through its challenges. This book is a wonderful resource for individuals interested in healing and understanding how to support others suffering from C-PTSD.”
—Ankhesenamun Ball, PsyD, clinical neuropsychologist; and clinical director of Being, A Psychological Corporation

“A marvelous workbook! Tamara McClintock Greenberg writes a wonderfully accessible and practical guide for anyone who has experienced trauma, and in particular, for those who are living with C-PTSD. The stories, vignettes, explanations, checklists, and reflective exercises provide an exquisitely constructed, down-to-earth road map for promoting change. This resource destigmatizes C-PTSD and brilliantly leads the reader to take the fear out of facing trauma.”
—Erick Hung, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco

“An informative, engaging, and highly practical workbook. Greenberg provides the reader with a range of clearly articulated strategies for dealing with the aftermath of complex trauma: from noticing and accepting anger, to managing dissociation, to finding a therapist. The guidance is excellent: firmly rooted in theory, evidence, and the latest clinical wisdom. I highly recommend this book.”
—Mick Cooper, professor of counseling psychology at the University of Roehampton, London; and coauthor of Personalizing Psychotherapy

“The Complex PTSD Coping Skills Workbook provides an extraordinarily powerful road map for treating complex trauma. Tamara Greenberg’s respectful and inviting tone is sure to make this a classic workbook. All C-PTSD patients, families, and therapists need to get this book.”
—Louann Brizendine, MD, neuropsychiatrist, and New York Times bestselling author of The Female Brain and The Upgrade



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Work with Tamara

As a psychologist, I have over 30 years of experience working with adults, couples, and families with adult children.

I see people impacted by depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and medical illness.

Click below for more information about my practice in San Francisco.