Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

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When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman’s volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large.Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered ...

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Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

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Overview

When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman’s volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large.Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism. The book puts individual experience in a broader political frame, arguing that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Meticulously documented and frequently using the victims’ own words as well as those from classic literary works and prison diaries, Trauma and Recovery is a powerful work that will continue to profoundly impact our thinking.

"...a psychology classic, called one of the most important psychiatric works since Freud, containing a new afterword by its author...discusses how violence in all forms affects its survivors and how those survivors cope."

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Herman links the public traumas of society to those of domestic life in this provocative work of psychiatric theory. (Aug.)
Booknews
Herman (psychiatry, Harvard Medical School) draws on her own research on domestic violence, as well as on a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors like rape and public traumas such as terrorism. At the heart of the book is a unique approach to recovery that demands that the therapist depart from a stance of moral neutrality, working slowly toward integration rather than catharsis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Herman links the public traumas of society to those of domestic life in this provocative work of psychiatric theory." —-Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465087303
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Series: Art of Mentoring Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 87,069
  • Lexile: 1330L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith Herman, M.D., one of this country’s leading experts on trauma and abuse, is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, and director of training at the Victims of Violence Program at Cambridge Hospital. She is also a founding member of the Women’s Mental Health Collective in Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Traumatic Disorders:

A Forgotten History
Terror
Disconnection
Captivity
Child Abuse
A New Diagnosis

Stages of Recovery:

A Healing Relationship
Safety
Remembrance and Mourning
Reconnection
Commonality
The Dialectic of Trauma Continues

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    A definitive classic on the subject

    I have read a lot of books on this subject. This is the most coherent, scientific and comprehensive one of the lot. This is a classic. No hunches here, the author bases her scholarship on years of clinical work. It is approachable without any dumbing down. I have found it to be both useful in my own recovery, as well as intellectually stimulating. My gratitude to the author for her gift to mankind.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2007

    Brilliant in Many Ways

    I am a therapist who worked with survivors of Hurricane Katrina in Houston and works on a daily basis with homeless young adults. This book is brilliant in its breadth, simplicity, and unity. The author proposes trauma in its historical context in the first part of the book, which gives eye-opening insight into the broader social aspects of what a trauma victim faces and sees daily. The first chapter is not vital if you are looking for immediate assistance with clients but will couch the entire text in a brighter light. The book offers a clear, thoughtful, and rich account of trauma's roots, definition's, and treatments, along with a look into the mind, heart, body, and spirit of a survivor. I cannot say enough concerning the help this book offered me as a therapist, helper, and human.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2009

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    Informative and Knowledgeable

    Dr. Herman is informative and knowledgeable about trauma. She balances trauma experienced by males with combat experiences and females with violence and rape experiences to explain gender differences in the expression of symptoms. An excellent book I would recommend to anyone working with clients with PTSD.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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