Your turn for care: Surviving the aging and death of the adults who harmed you

Your turn for care: Surviving the aging and death of the adults who harmed you

by Laura Brown
Your turn for care: Surviving the aging and death of the adults who harmed you

Your turn for care: Surviving the aging and death of the adults who harmed you

by Laura Brown

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Overview

Your Turn is the first book written specifically for adult survivors of
childhood maltreatment and abuse whose abusive elder family
member is now aging or dying. Today there is a growing group of
survivors who find themselves facing this complicated life passage
without a sense of how to proceed. This book speaks to the special
challenges and needs of adult survivors who are struggling with this
predicament, and offers support for dealing with the emotional
challenges of being a family caregiver and the complexities inherent
in the death of the abusive elder.
Your Turn addresses questions of whether or not to engage in caregiving with the abusive elder; how to have boundaries with that person and other family members and social services systems; how to practice good self-care in the context of the abusive elder's caregiving needs; dealing with the dying and death of the abusive elder. The book also looks at such topics as how to deal with the passively non-protective elder who allowed someone else's abuse; dealing with inheritances, and knowing how and when to say no.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940016230276
Publisher: Laura S Brown
Publication date: 02/20/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 183
File size: 727 KB

About the Author

I grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio where I first became active in movements for social justice that have shaped the direction of my life’s work. Choosing a career in psychology over one as a vocalist, I received a B.A cum laude in 1972 from Case Western Reserve University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1977.

I have served on the faculties of Southern Illinois University, the University of Washington, and the Washington School of Professional Psychology, and have taught and lectured through the U.S., Canada, Europe, Taiwan and Israel. In the early 1980s I hosted one of the first radio call-in shows by a psychologist. In the Fall of 2000, I was the on-site psychologist for the reality show Survivor: The Australian Outback. In addition to my current full-time practice of psychotherapy, consultation, and forensic psychology I am also the founder and Director of the Fremont Community Therapy Project, a low-fee psychotherapy training clinic in Seattle.

Everything that I do is motivated by the drive to create social justice, whether it’s the way that I practice psychotherapy or the manner in which I teach. This principle of infusing social justice into everything that I do is visible and known to everyone who interacts with me, and is a focus of the training clinic that I founded. I make the construct of “Tikkun Olam”, the Hebrew term for healing the world, central to my work, teaching my trainees that psychotherapy is Tikkun Olam, one hour and one life at a time. Thus, I try to inspire by example, and by continuous asking the question, “what is the one small thing that we can do to empower another person.”

The bulk of my scholarly work has been in the fields of feminist therapy theory, trauma treatment, lesbian and gay issues, assessment and diagnosis, ethics and standards of care in psychotherapy, and cultural competence. I have authored or edited ten professional books including the award-winning Subversive Dialogues: Theory in Feminist Therapy as well as more than 140 other professional publications, and have been featured in five psychotherapy training videos. I am also a student of aikido, where I hold a brown belt.

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