Trauma and Recovery

Overview

The author of the award-winning Father-Daughter Incest extends her ground-breaking work to explore the aftermath of many kinds of violence--from domestic terrors like rape, incest, and child abuse to political traumas like terrorism.

"...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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Overview

The author of the award-winning Father-Daughter Incest extends her ground-breaking work to explore the aftermath of many kinds of violence--from domestic terrors like rape, incest, and child abuse to political traumas like terrorism.

"...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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780863584305
  • Publisher: Gardners Books Limited
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Sales rank: 301,410

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