Understanding Trauma: A Psychoanalytical Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

Natural disasters and war draw attention to the suffering of countless survivors of world-historical disaster; more extensive, and yet less visible are the trauma and after-effects of non-public events. Rooted in psychoanalysis, this thoughtful and detailed book shows

how much can be done for traumatized individuals, but also the complex and long-standing nature of their problems. Understanding the nature of trauma and breakdown is essential if treatment is to be effective and durable. This book describes all aspects of trauma, through the careful

application of sophisticated and developing theory to clinical work ranging from a short series of therapeutic consultations to full analysis.

Psychotherapy)

Incl. assessment & consultation, treatment in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, the traumatised group, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415921886
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Series: Tavistock Clinic Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 0.48 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Garland is a Consultant Clinical Psychoanalyst and Psychologist and founder of the Unit for the Study of Trauma and its Aftermath at the Adult Department of the Tavistock Clinic.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Contributors
Introduction: Why Psychoanalysis? 3
1 Thinking About Trauma 9
2 Human Error 32
3 The Psychodynamic Assessment of Post-Traumatic States 47
4 Preliminary Interventions: The Four-Session Therapeutic Consultation 63
5 Trauma and Grievance 81
6 Mental Work in a Trauma Patient 96
7 Issues in Treatment: A Case of Rape 108
8 Dreaming After a Traumatic Bereavement: Mourning or Its Avoidance? 123
9 Identificatory Processes in Trauma 139
10 Developmental Injury: Its Effects on the Inner World 155
11 External Injury and the Internal World 167
12 The Traumatised Group 183
13 Action, Identification and Thought in Post-Traumatic States 199
Suggestions for Further Reading 216
Bibliography 217
Index 223
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