Rediscovering Childhood Trauma: Historical Casebook and Clinical Application

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Reexamines historical cases and mythological examples (Electra, Oedipus, Anna O., Dora) in the light of ongoing developments in trauma theory, pairing them with present-day clinical material. Providing extensive clinical data, and often lifetime follow-up, Goodwin offers an opportunity to review previous approaches--and to confront contemporary theoretical polarizations. Some of the chapters stem from a 1989 APA symposium held in San Francisco. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880484602
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Series: Clinical Practice Series , #28
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 215

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Clinical Practice Series
Foreword: On Paradigms and the Legitimization of Myopia
Sect. I Mythical Figures and Psychoanalytic Paradigms 1
1 Oedipus: Uncovering Intergenerational Cycles of Violence 7
2 Electra: Revenge Fantasies and Homicide in Child Abuse Victims 27
Sect. II Exorcism and Possession States 39
3 Freud's Notes on a Seventeenth-Century Case of Demonic Possession: Understanding the Uses of Exorcism 45
4 Possession and Persecution by Demons: Janet's Use of Hypnotic Techniques in Treating Hysterical Psychosis 65
Sect. III Rediscovering Sadism 89
5 Human Vectors of Trauma: Illustrations From the Marquis de Sade 95
Sect. IV Grand Hysteria, Multiple Personality, and the Discovery of the Unconscious 113
6 Mary Reynolds and Estelle: Somatic Symptoms and Unacknowledged Trauma 119
Sect. V Early Psychoanalytic Cases 133
7 Anna O: Reformulation as a Case of Multiple Personality Disorder 139
8 The Dora Syndrome: Attempts to Restructure Childhood in Adult Victims of Child Abuse 169
Sect. VI A Modern Psychoanalytic Case 185
9 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: Compulsive Self-Mutilation 191
Index 201
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