Book Review: Imagination and Adolescent Trauma: The Role of Imagination in Neurophysiological, Psychological, and Spiritual Healing.
Mary Caswell Walsh’s (2020) book, Imagination and adolescent trauma: The role of imagination in neurophysiological, psychological, and spiritual healing, is an engaging and informative read. The book provides a foundational understanding of trauma in relation to adolescent neurophysiology, development, and dreaming before describing a researched intervention the author conducts with traumatized adolescents. The details of the research, research findings, and individual cases give insight into adolescents’ recovery process and the role of dreams in that process. This book is notable for its practical and engaged presentation of dreamwork with adolescent trauma survivors and provides interesting findings that will likely prompt ideas for future studies to better understand dreams and dream interventions among adolescent trauma survivors.