Trauma and the Destructive-Transformative Struggle: Clinical Perspectives

Editor : Terrence McBride, Editor : Maureen Murphy

Trauma and the Destructive-Transformative Struggle: Clinical Perspectives

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : September 2019
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 236
  • Category :
    Trauma and Violence
  • Category 2 :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 94702
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367333904
  • ISBN 10 : 9780367333
Paperback
£26.85
RRP : £29.99
save £3.14
In stock, despatched within 24 hours
Free delivery worldwide
Add to basket
Add to wishlist
Email

There are currently no reviews
Be the first to review

Leave a review

The impact of trauma can be both destructive and transformative. This important new book presents not only a range of theoretical frameworks through which different trauma can be understood, from the effects of childhood abuse to those of war and catastrophes, but also gives readers insights into how trauma presents itself in the consulting room. In each chapter the author uses clinical vignettes and detailed case histories to discuss the multiplicity and complexity of the trauma involved, eschewing a simple binary conception of internal vs external forces.

A wide range of topics are covered, including: the lasting imprint of early trauma such as neglect or abuse on subsequent development; the somatic solution involved in life-threatening illness; unmetabolized mourning and embodied memory; the vibrating relationship between catastrophic external forces such as intergenerational effects; and the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the lasting effect of war on combatants and their families. Each chapter is screened through a different theoretical viewpoint, from Freud and Fairburn to Winnicott, Bion and Ogden, while the work of several contemporary theorists is also discussed. Crucially, the final section of the book looks at those issues faced by analysts when working with traumatized patients, highlighting the key idea of dissociation, the dilemma around empathy and the factors that affect the patient's unconscious meaning.

Trauma and the Destructive-Transformative Struggle: Clinical Perspectives illuminates the resilience needed by both patient and analyst. It will be a vital resource for both clinical practitioners specializing in trauma and psychoanalytic researchers in the field of trauma studies.

Customer Reviews

Our customers have not yet reviewed this title. Be the first add your own review for this title.

You may also like

Freudian Dictionary: A Comprehensive Guide to Freudian Concepts

Freudian Dictionary: A Comprehensive Guide to Freudian Concepts

Jose Luis Valls

Price £35.99

save £4.00

The Brutality of Things: Psychic Transformations of Reality

The Brutality of Things: Psychic Transformations of Reality

Lorena Preta

Price £10.80

save £1.20

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates