Trauma, Torture and Dissociation: A Psychoanalytic View

Author(s) : Aida Alayarian

Trauma, Torture and Dissociation: A Psychoanalytic View

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 352
  • Category :
    Trauma and Violence
  • Category 2 :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 29712
  • ISBN 13 : 9781855758766
  • ISBN 10 : 1855758768

Reviews and Endorsements

'Dr Alayarian's work on dissociation is an important contribution to research rooted in the psychoanalytic tradition. Like Winnicott (1986) who discussed the splitting of the self as an achievement of personal growth in some circumstances, she sees healthy dissociation as a skill of survival for the traumatized. The research is the fruition of therapy with children and adults over decades and is valuable for those working with the increasing scope of trauma both in the NHS and private practice.'
- Lennox K. Thomas, Consultant Psychotherapist, British Association of Psychotherapists, Fellow UKCP

'While psychoanalytical approaches have largely not been seen as the most helpful when dealing with chronic PTSD and dissociation, Alayarian provides a full theoretical review of analytic thinking on trauma that will enrich practitioners from all approaches, as well as looking into the specific features that might identify those who would respond to such treatment or find alternative methods for those who do not.'
- Valerie Sinason, from the Preface

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