Healing Their Wounds: Psychotherapy with Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

Healing Their Wounds: Psychotherapy with Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

by Paul Marcus, Alan Rosenberg
     
 

A revelation and a source of hope. Background essays give a historical overview of how the early pessimistic concentration on pathology has given way to greater emphasis on survivors' adaptive potential and strengths. Many contributors stress the importance of remembering and facing the pain that memory brings, an emphasis shared by Jewish tradition.

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A revelation and a source of hope. Background essays give a historical overview of how the early pessimistic concentration on pathology has given way to greater emphasis on survivors' adaptive potential and strengths. Many contributors stress the importance of remembering and facing the pain that memory brings, an emphasis shared by Jewish tradition.

Jewish Chronicle

This is the first comprehensive anthology on the psychological treatment of Holocaust survivors and their families. It covers the full range of current theoretical and therapeutic approaches. It is a major resource for the clinician working with Holocaust survivors and their children, persecuted and traumatized populations, and patients suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. The chapters are organized around differing perspectives—classical psychoanalytic, self-psychological, group, family, pastoral, empirical research, eclectic. The editors include writings not usually part of the mainstream and focus on relevant yet often unnoticed issues.

This book gives its reader a good sense of how a discipline has struggled and evolved in its efforts to understand the impact of an historical event on its victims. The field's diversity of viewpoints and major controversies are put into sharp focus in this volume. It allows the reader—whether practicing clinician, academic researcher, or lay person—the opportunity to compare a wide range of approaches and draw conclusions. While primarily functioning as a resource, it will also serve as historical record to the Holocaust's unprecedented evil.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275929480
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/06/1989
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

PAUL MARCUS is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice and Secretary of The New York Psychoanalytic Society's Group for the Psychoanalytic Study of the Effect of the Holocaust on the Second Generation. He has written a number of scholarly articles and has co-edited (with Steven A. Luel) Psychoanalytic Reflections on the Holocaust: Selected Essays (1984).

ALAN ROSENBERG is a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Queens College. He is co-editor (with Gerald E. Myers) of Echoes From The Holocaust: Philosophical Reflections on a Dark Time (1988) and is contracted with Paul Marcus to write a book entitle Faith After the Holocaust: A Psychological Inquiry (Praeger).

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