The Shattered Self

Author: Richard B. Ulman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135061920
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Ulman and Brothers utilize a unique clinical research population of rape and incest victims and Vietnam combat veterans to argue that trauma results from real occurrences that have, as their unconscious meaning, the shattering of "central organizing fantasies" of self in relation to selfobject. Their innovative treatment approach revolves around the transformation of these shattered fantasies in the intersubjective context of the transference-countertransference neurosis.

Trauma und Resilienz

Author: Louise Harms
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3955716023
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Das Trauma verstehen, Resilienz fördern Dieses Buch stellt die bedeutsamsten Ansätze vor, die zu erklären versuchen, wie Menschen traumatische Lebenserfahrungen bewältigen. In der Praxis stehen medikalisierte und psychiatrische Theorien und Behandlungsmethoden Seite an Seite mit soziologischen und anthropologischen Ansätzen. Für manche Verfahren wie die kognitive Verhaltenstherapie ist eine rasche Effizienz nachgewiesen. Andere Verfahren, etwa die psychodynamischen und narrativen Methoden, können zwar keine damit vergleichbare empirische Evidenzgrundlage vorweisen, finden aber gleichermaßen Anklang bei Überlebenden, Klinikern und Wissenschaftlern. Ziel dieses Buches ist es, Fachleuten eine Ressource an die Hand zu geben, die all diese verschiedenen Sichtweisen des Traumas, der Resilienz und der Genesung zusammenführt – zur Unterstützung der Betroffenen. Fallbeispiele veranschaulichen die Herangehensweisen und helfen beim Transfer in den eigenen Praxisalltag.

Trauma and Self

Author: Charles B. Strozier
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847682294
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This remarkable collection of original essays, written by prominent scholars recognized for their achievements in a wide range of disciplines, defines trauma as a disruption in the fragile process of symbolization, or the human capacity to imbue life with meaning by representing the self's immortality. The contributors analyze the multiple meanings and deeper significance of trauma, whether of shell-shocked war veterans or victims of sexual abuse, and they discuss its manifestations, both subtle and obvious, in human behavior and memory. Organized as an honorary volume to Robert Jay Lifton, who identified trauma as the core psychological issue of the postmodern world, this book demonstrates how trauma and other fundamental breaks in human continuity inform psychiatric, historical, religious, literary, political, cultural, and scientific interpretations of the self.

International Handbook of Traumatic Stress Syndromes

Author: John P. Wilson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461528208
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Over 100 researchers from 16 countries contribute to the first comprehensive handbook on post-traumatic stress disorder. Eight major sections present information on assessment, measurement, and research protocols for trauma related to war veterans, victims of torture, children, and the aged. Clinicians and researchers will find it an indispensible reference, touching on such disciplines and psychiatry, psychology, social work, counseling, sociology, neurophysiology, and political science.

Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty

Author: Doris Brothers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135469024
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Since trauma is a thoroughly relational phenomenon, it is highly unpredictable, and cannot be made to fit within the scientific framework Freud so admired. In Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis, Doris Brothers urges a return to a trauma-centered psychoanalysis. Making use of relational systems theory, she shows that experiences of uncertainty are continually transformed by the regulatory processes of everyday life such as feeling, knowing, forming categories, making decisions, using language, creating narratives, sensing time, remembering, forgetting, and fantasizing. Insofar as trauma destroys the certainties that organize psychological life, it plunges our relational systems into chaos and sets the stage for the emergence of rigid, life-constricting relational patterns. These trauma-generated patterns, which often involve denial of sameness and difference, the creation of complexity-reducing dualities, and the transformation of certainty into certitude, figure prominently in virtually all of the complaints for which patients seek analytic treatment. Analysts, she claims, are no more strangers to trauma than are their patients. Using in-depth clinical illustrations, Dr. Brothers demonstrates how a mutual desire to heal and to be healed from trauma draws patients and analysts into their analytic relationships. She recommends the reconceptualization of what has heretofore been considered transference and countertransference in terms of the transformation of experienced uncertainty. In her view the increased ability of both analytic partners to live with uncertainty is the mark of a successful treatment. Dr. Brothers’ perspective sheds fresh light on a variety of topics of great general interest to analysts as well as many of their patients, such as gender, the acceptance of death, faith, cult-like training programs, and burnout. Her discussions of these topics are enlivened by references to contemporary cinema and theatre.

Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual PDM

Publisher: Interdisciplinary Council on
ISBN: 9780976775829
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This manual is based on current neuroscience and treatment outcome studies that demonstrate the importance of focusing on the full range and depth of emotional and social functioning. Beginning with a classification of the spectrum of personality patterns and disorders found in individuals and then describing a profile of mental functioning that permits a clinician to look in detail at each of the patient's capacities, the entries include a description of the patient's symptoms with a focus on the patient's internal experiences as well as surface behaviors. Intended to expand on the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)and ICD (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) efforts in cataloging the symptoms and behaviors of mental health patients, this manual opens the door to a fuller understanding of the functioning of the mind, brain, and their development.

Releasing the self

Author: Phil Mollon
Publisher: Wiley
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This book revisits in depth Kohut's own accounts of his theory and clinical work and links them with other contemporary perspectives within psychoanalysis. Contents: Rage, shame and presymbolic dread Discerning invisible structures Perversion, the vertical split and the psychoeconomic dimension The healing process in Kohut's psychoanalysis Empathy and the intersubjectivists Kohut and the internal object Impasse and Oedipus Schizophrenia and depression The fragmented self and the thwarted self The developmental neurobiology of the self object relationship Self psychology perspectives on childhood trauma Further reflections on psychoanalytic cure