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This section provides information on ordering resources to implement Seeking Safety
Available items (e.g., videos/DVDs, books, poster, card deck)
Information for institutions (tax ID, W-9 form, DUNS, etc.)
Available items (described in detail below):
(1) Seeking Safety book (available in English, Spanish, French, German, Swedish)
(2) Video Training Series on Seeking Safety (four videos; available in VHS or DVD format)
(3) Poster of Safe Coping Skills (available in English or Spanish)
(5) A Woman's Addiction Workbook (also known as A Woman's Path to Recovery when clinician-led)
Use the order form.* If you try to download the form and it requests a password, click "cancel" and the form will appear. But if you are unable to download it, email email@example.com and put "order form" in the subject line and it will be sent via email.
The form can be sent back via email, fax, or regular mail. Payment can be made by check, credit card, or purchase order (purchase orders by institutions only). The form includes information on shipping options, volume discount, and terms (e.g., return policy, tax). For videos, a rental option is also available.
*Except for orders to a Canadian address-- for those, please contact Caversham Booksellers.
For all questions related to orders, call 617-299-1670; however, email gets a quicker reply.
A set of training videos on Seeking Safety is available. They are available in DVD format (pictured above) or VHS format. They were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Each video is described below. Note: if you obtain all four, it is suggested to watch the videos in the order listed below.
Video #1. Seeking Safety Training. A 2-hour training video by Lisa Najavits, including clips from real clients and clinicians. Powerpoint-style notes appear throughout. The training is a 2-hour version of her standard initial training on Seeking Safety, including background on trauma/PTSD and substance abuse; overview of Seeking Safety; implementation; studies; and frequently-asked questions.
Video #2: Therapy Session: Asking for Help. A 1-hour video of Lisa Najavits conducting a group session (unscripted) with real clients. The session uses the topic "Asking for Help" from the Seeking Safety book. Teaching points appear throughout on the bottom of the screen.
Video #3 has two parts: A Client's Story. A 20-minute video in which a man describes the impact of sexual abuse and addiction, and his attempts to obtain treatment. Example of Teaching Grounding to a Client. A 16-minute example of teaching a real client the skill of "grounding" using the script from the Seeking Safety manual.
Video #4: Adherence Rating Session: Healthy Relationships. A 1-hour video of a clinician conducting a group session with real clients, unscripted. The session uses the topic "Healthy Relationships" from the Seeking Safety book. The session was designed to show both good and poor elements, and is for use with the Seeking Safety Adherence Scale and Seeking Safety Adherence Scale Score Sheet (free downloads). You can compare your rating to the expert rating as a learning exercise for clinical purposes or for research purposes (e.g., to aid inter-rater reliability estimation). Click here for the free download of the 8-page expert rating.
Costs are listed on the order form. Videos can be ordered separately or as a set. There is a discount for ordering all 4 videos and/or for ordering VHS format rather than DVD format.
(2) Poster of the Safe Coping Skills (in English or Spanish)
A poster of the Seeking Safety "Safe Coping Skills" is available in English or Spanish. It can be posted on a wall to refer to the Safe Coping Skills throughout the treatment. It is full-color, illustrated, 24 wide x 30 length, and professionally designed and printed. It was developed under a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The Spanish version was professionally translated.
To obtain the poster, see How to order.
The card deck can be used as a game or to help remember the skills. It has 112 cards: 84 safe coping skills, 24 quotations, and 3 exercises-- all from Seeking Safety. An ideas card offers various ways to play the game for group and/or individual use. You can also make up your own games. The cards are professionally designed, with each type of card color coded (peach = relationship skills, blue = action skills, purple = quotations, etc.). The cards offer a fun way to learn and practice the ideas from Seeking Safety, and are intended for both adults and adolescents. It was developed under a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Note: as of 2/10/10 this item is on back-order (you can order it but it will be shipped approximately 3/15/10 as we are out of stock until then).
To obtain the card deck game, see How to order.
The book Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse is available in English, Spanish, French (complete book), Swedish (handouts only), and English audiobook for the blind. The complete book includes both the clinician guide and client handouts that can be copied for personal use. For more detailed description of the book and the treatment, see the section Articles on this website; see Outcomes for information on studies of Seeking Safety.
ENGLISH AUDIO VERSION: Seeking Safety: A treatment manual for PTSD and substance abuse (2008). This is an audio version of most of the book for the blind or dyslexic. It runs for 22 hours, and is available to qualified individuals from www.rfbd.org, a national nonprofit organization.
SPANISH: En busca de la seguridad: Un manual de tratamiento para el TEPT y el abuso de sustancias (Spanish translation, 2006). 411 pages (complete book). The Spanish translation is intended for North, South, and Central Americas but can also be used by readers in Spain. It is identical to the 2002 book, except that it has a simple black-and-white cover and binding. To obtain the book, see How to order.
FRENCH: � la recherche de la s�curit�: Une guide de traitement de l�ESPT et de l�abus des substances (French translation, 2008). 420 pages (complete book). The French translation is intended for all French speaking countries. It is identical to the 2002 book, except that it has a simple black-and-white cover and binding. To obtain the book, see How to order.
SWEDISH: Arbetsblad f�r patienter ur Seeking Safety: En behandlingsmanual f�r PTSD och missbruk (Swedish translation, 2008). 237 pages (handouts only). The Swedish translation is identical to the 2002 book, except that it is the client handouts only, and has a simple black-and-white cover and binding. To obtain the book, see How to order.
GERMAN: Posttraumatische Belastungsst�rung und Substanzmissbrauch: Das Therapieprogramm �Sicherheit finden�. Published in 2008 by Hogrefe; can be ordered from amazon.com
DUTCH: Seeking Safety: Handboek behandlung trauma en verslaving. Published in 2010 by Bohn, Stafleu, van Loghum; can be ordered from psyboek.nl
A Woman's Addiction Workbook is a 210-page self-help book for women overcoming addiction issues, published in 2002 by New Harbinger Press. It can also be used by clinicians in therapy sessions. (Please note that it is not related to Seeking Safety in any way.) To obtain the book, click How to order or obtain from amazon.com
Description. Women and girls are becoming addicted at higher rates than ever before. Until recently treatment models were based solely on men. This self-help book offers a step-by-step program to help women overcome addictions of all kinds. Women-focused themes include body image, trauma and violence, relationships, stress, and thrill-seeking. The book explores how women differ from men in addiction and recovery, and conveys a supportive tone for the journey to healing. A chapter on co-occurring disorders allows readers to evaluate whether they may have problems common to women with addiction-- such as depression, posttraumatic stress, eating disorders, and phobias. With a focus on building strength, women can take steps to come to terms with their personal addiction stories. Healing exercises are offered in four areas-- feelings, beliefs, action, and relationships-- to help women build self-respect. Exercises include Listen to That Small Quiet Voice, Extreme Self-Care, Self-Soothing, Become Friends with Women, Rethink, Take Charge, Share Responsibility, and Mourn. Throughout, recovery resources are provided. See the Table of Contents, and read about an outcome study using the workbook.
A set of videos on treatment of trauma/substance abuse is also available.
These focus on trauma and substance abuse, but have no information on
Seeking Safety. They were produced in 1998 by Cavalcade Productions. Two
of the videos are for clinicians and one is designed for clients. They offer
perspectives on treatment by Lisa Najavits, Francis Abueg, Pamela Brown,
Bonnie Dansky, Terence Keane, and John Lovern; as well as several people in
Videos for professionals:
1) Trauma and substance abuse:
2) Trauma and substance abuse: Special treatment issues.
Video for clients: Numbing the Pain: Substance abuse and