Fire of the Five Hearts: A Memoir of Treating Incest

Fire of the Five Hearts: A Memoir of Treating Incest

by Holly A. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1583913548

ISBN-13: 9781583913543

Pub. Date: 08/23/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book is about the influence of twenty years of work in the field of incest on a therapist's professional and personal life. It is comprised of individual cases, and touches upon topics including spirituality, sex between siblings, counter-transference, and incest teams. The author shares, in unadulterated prose, her experience as an incest therapist. This

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This book is about the influence of twenty years of work in the field of incest on a therapist's professional and personal life. It is comprised of individual cases, and touches upon topics including spirituality, sex between siblings, counter-transference, and incest teams. The author shares, in unadulterated prose, her experience as an incest therapist. This important, courageous work touches upon issues important to and resonant for mental health professionals treating incest and sexual abuse as well as the incest survivor or survivor's family member.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583913543
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/23/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Ricky Still Loves Lulu

2. Isabella

3. The Sins of the Fathers Are Visited Upon the Daughters
4. Laying Down with the Offender

5."To My Haunting Ophelia, Who Brings Me to My Knees - Tie My Hands": On Esthetics, Art, and Spontaneous Weeping

6. On Siblings and Sex

7. The Therapist with Child: Transference and Counter-transference Ad Nauseum

8. On Finding a Voice

9. Falling From Grace

10. Spank Me: On Sex and the Unthinkable

11. From Field to Administration

12. Pockets of Compassion - When Mine are Empty

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