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Trauma and the Destructive-Transformative Struggle: Clinical Perspectives

Trauma and the Destructive-Transformative Struggle: Clinical Perspectives (Paperback)

Edited by McBride, Terrence
Edited by Murphy, Maureen

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The impact of trauma can be both destructive and transformative. This important new book presents not only a range of theoretical frameworks through which different trauma can be understood, from the effects of childhood abuse to those of war and catastrophes, but also gives read...ers insights into how trauma presents itself in the consulting room. In each chapter the author uses clinical vignettes and detailed case histories to discuss the multiplicity and complexity of the trauma involved, eschewing a simple binary conception of internal vs external forces. A wide range of topics are covered, including: the lasting imprint of early trauma such as neglect or abuse on subsequent development; the somatic solution involved in life-threatening illness; unmetabolized mourning and embodied memory; the vibrating relationship between catastrophic external forces such as intergenerational effects, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the lasting effect of war on combatants and their families. Each chapter is screened through a different theoretical viewpoint, from Freud and Fairburn to Winnicott, Bion and Ogden, while the work of several contemporary theorists is also discussed. Crucially, the final section of the book looks at those issues faced by analysts when working with traumatized patients, highlighting the key idea of dissociation, the dilemma around empathy, and the factors that affect the patient's unconscious meaning. Trauma in the Consulting Room: Clinical Perspectives on the Destructive-Transformative Struggle illuminates the resilience needed by both patient and analyst. It will be a vital resource for both clinical practitioners specialising in trauma and psychoanalytic researchers in the field of trauma studies.
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ISBN 9780367333904
Released AU 18 Sep 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780367333904
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 18 Sep 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by McBride, Terrence
Edited by Murphy, Maureen
Category Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytical Theory
Number of Pages 236
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Dewey Code 616.8521
Weight 367g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Psychic trauma - Treatment
NBS Text Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education