The Psychology of Shame: Theory and Treatment of Shame-Based Syndromes, Second Edition / Edition 2

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In this classic volume, Kaufman synthesizes object relations theory, interpersonal theory, and, in particular, Silvan Tompkins's affect theory, to provide a powerful and multidimensional view of shame. Using his own clinical experience, he illustrates the application of affect theory to general classes of shame-based syndromes including compulsive; schizoid, depressive, and paranoid; sexual dysfunction; splitting; and sociopathic. This second edition includes two new chapters in which Dr. Kaufman presents shame as a societal dynamic and shows its impact on culture. He examines the role of shame in shaping the evolving identity of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, and expands his theory of governing scenes. This new edition will continue to be of keen interest to clinical psychiatrists as well as graduate students.

Phenomenology & facial signs of shame/returning internalized shame to its interpersonal origins/etc.

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Editorial Reviews

Contemporary Psychology
This is an extremely thoughtful, creative and ambitious...Virtually any psychologist who practices or studies psychotherapy will find this volume useful, enjoyable and provocative.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826166722
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 1,001,967
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gershen Kaufman, PhD, was educated at Columbia University and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester. Professor in the Counseling Center and Psychology Department at Michigan State University, he is the author of Shame: The Power of Caring (1992). He is the coauthor, with Lev Raphael, of Dynamics of Power: Fighting Shame and Building Self-Esteem (1991) and Coming Out of Shame (1996).

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Pt. I A Developmental Theory of Shame, Identity and the Self 1
1 Phenomenology and Facial Signs of Shame 3
2 The Face of Shame Over the Life Cycle 28
3 Internalization of Shame 57
4 Psychological Magnification of Shame Scenes 85
5 Reformulating Psychopathology 110
Pt. II Psychotherapeutic Intervention 153
6 Restoring the Interpersonal Bridge 155
7 Returning Internalized Shame to Its Interpersonal Origins 172
8 Identity Regrowth and Healing Shame 199
9 Developing Equal Power in Current Relationships and the Family of Origin 218
10 Time-Limited Group-Focused Treatment for Shame-Based Syndromes 237
11 A Language of the Self 261
Pt. III Contemporary Problems 271
12 Identity, Culture, and Ideology 273
13 Governing Scenes in Personality and Culture 303
Bibliography 335
Index 345
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