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, Judith Lewis 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 ...

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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, Judith Lewis 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

"...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: 9781452654843
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/7/2011
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
  • Sales rank: 538,078
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Judith Lewis Herman, M.D., is a leading expert on trauma and abuse and an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School.

Jo Anna Perrin is an accomplished actor, having appeared in film and television, as well as on stage in New York, Los Angeles, and regionally.

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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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