Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith L. HermanTrauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith L. Herman

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

byJudith L. Herman

Paperback | July 7, 2015

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In this groundbreaking book, a leading clinical psychiatrist redefines how we think about and treat victims of trauma. A "stunning achievement" that remains a "classic for our generation." (Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., author ofThe Body Keeps the Score).

Trauma and Recoveryis revered as the seminal text on understanding trauma survivors. By placing individual experience in a broader political frame, Harvard psychiatrist Judith Herman argues that psychological trauma is inseparable from its social and political context. Drawing on her own research on incest, as well as a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror, she shows surprising parallels between private horrors like child abuse and public horrors like war.

Hailed by theNew York Timesas "one of the most important psychiatry works to be published since Freud,"Trauma and Recoveryis essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we heal and are healed.

Judith Herman, M.D., is professor of psychiatry, emerita, at Harvard Medical School. Herman is also a founding member of the Women's Mental Health Collective. She was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Woman in Science Award from the American Medical Women...
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Title:Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political TerrorFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.15 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 1.15 inPublished:July 7, 2015Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0465061710

ISBN - 13:9780465061716

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Essential book for therapists working with trauma survivors As a social worker and psychotherapist, I have found this book to be essential in my learning on the impact of trauma on psychological and relational functioning. I recommend to all therapists, and I also think some clients, who enjoy reading and are interested in learning more about trauma and its impact, would benefit from reading this book.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! Such a good book to read if you're working in mental health/trauma field.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely loved this! I bought it about 3 months ago and just cant stop going back to it. As a person who is going to work in this field, I find this book bridges the gap between the academic world and that of lived-in experience. It is a sensational book. I have found that more people ask me about this book when they see it in my hands than all others. Classmates, proffesors, and even people on the subway!!
Date published: 2015-11-04

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In this groundbreaking book, a leading clinical psychiatrist redefines how we think about and treat victims of trauma. A "stunning achievement" that remains a "classic for our generation." (Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., author ofThe Body Keeps the Score).Trauma and Recoveryis revered as the seminal text on understanding trauma survivors. By placing individual experience in a broader political frame, Harvard psychiatrist Judith Herman argues that psychological trauma is inseparable from its social and political context. Drawing on her own research on incest, as well as a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror, she shows surprising parallels between private horrors like child abuse and public horrors like war.Hailed by theNew York Timesas "one of the most important psychiatry works to be published since Freud,"Trauma and Recoveryis essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we heal and are healed.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I
Traumatic Disorders

1. A Forgotten History
2. Terror
3. Disconnection
4. Captivity
5. Child Abuse
6. A New Diagnosis

PART II
Stages of Recovery

7. A Healing Relationship
8. Safety
9. Remembrance and Mourning
10. Reconnection
11. Commonality
Afterword: The Dialectic of Trauma Continues

Epilogue to the 2015 Edition

Editorial Reviews

"Herman links the public traumas of society to those of domestic life in this provocative work of psychiatric theory."-Publishers Weekly