Injured Men: Trauma, Healing, and the Masculine Self

Author(s) : Ira Brenner

Injured Men: Trauma, Healing, and the Masculine Self

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  • Publisher : Rowman and Littlefield
  • Published : 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 258
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Category 2 :
    Trauma and Violence
  • Catalogue No : 38949
  • ISBN 13 : 9780765705730
  • ISBN 10 : 0765705737
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Winner of the 2010 Gradiva Award, Injured Men is a unique casebook of clinical material pertaining to men who have sustained trauma. With the exception of those publications dealing with the military, clinical vignettes of traumatized individuals are overwhelmingly female. By comparison, little has been written about the plight of men. Injured Men begins to fill that void.

Richly illustrated with both brief and extensively detailed analytic case reports, Injured Men describes the manifestations of such phenomena as physical and sexual abuse, unresolved grief, genocidal persecution, intergenerational transmission of trauma, and of course, combat. With his perspective on dissociation and dissociative disorders, Brenner also presents a traumatic pathway to the development of a masculine self in those with female bodies. In dealing with the long term effects of trauma, he advocates a pluralistic approach, which he demonstrates in the final chapter of this fascinating volume.

About the Author(s)

Ira Brenner, MD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, where is he also Director Emeritus of the Adult Psychotherapy Training Program. He has developed a special interest in the area of psychological trauma and has co-edited two special issues of the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies where he is Associate Editor of the section on trauma. He has also written four books: The Last Witness: The Child Survivor of the Holocaust (co-authored with Judith Kestenberg); Dissociation of Trauma: Theory, Phenomenology, and Technique; Psychic Trauma: Dynamics, Symptoms, and Treatment; and Injured Men: Trauma, Healing, and the Masculine Self. In 2008, Dr Brenner received the President’s Award from the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia for extraordinary service. He is also the recipient of the Gratz Research Prize from Jefferson for work on the Holocaust; the Piaget Writing Award; and the Gradiva Award.

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