Psychic Trauma: Dynamics, Symptoms, and Treatment

Author(s) : Ira Brenner

Psychic Trauma: Dynamics, Symptoms, and Treatment

Book Details

  • Publisher : Jason Aronson
  • Published : 2003
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 360
  • Category :
    Trauma and Violence
  • Category 2 :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 87898
  • ISBN 13 : 9780765703651
  • ISBN 10 : 0765703653
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This book offers a clinical study of psychic trauma and provides a framework through which to understand the long term effects of overwhelming life experiences. Ira Brenner draws on two different populations, those affected by early physical and sexual abuse, as well as those affected by genocidal persecution during the Holocaust.

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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