The Psychology of Shame: Theory and Treatment of Shame-Based Syndromes, Second Edition

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Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2004 - Psychology - 364 pages
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In this classic volume, Kaufman synthesizes object relations theory, interpersonal theory, and, in particular, Silvan Tompkins's affect theory, to provide a powerful and multidimensional view of shame. Using his own clinical experience, he illustrates the application of affect theory to general classes of shame-based syndromes including compulsive; schizoid, depressive, and paranoid; sexual dysfunction; splitting; and sociopathic. This second edition includes two new chapters in which Dr. Kaufman presents shame as a societal dynamic and shows its impact on culture. He examines the role of shame in shaping the evolving identity of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, and expands his theory of governing scenes. This new edition will continue to be of keen interest to clinical psychiatrists as well as graduate students.

 

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Dr. Gershen articulates the very nature of how I treat patients! It is refreshing to read his own accounts of treatment and how the theory is operationalized. What a wonderfully validating and informative read!

Contents

A Developmental Theory of Shame Identity and the Self
1
Psychotherapeutic Intervention
153
Contemporary Problems
269
Bibliography
333
Index
343
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