Trauma and Recovery, Volume 551; Volume 1992

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BasicBooks, 1997 - Psychology - 290 pages
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When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman’s volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large.Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism. The book puts individual experience in a broader political frame, arguing that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Meticulously documented and frequently using the victims’ own words as well as those from classic literary works and prison diaries, Trauma and Recovery is a powerful work that will continue to profoundly impact our thinking.

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Very useful book

User Review  - NYCru - Overstock.com

This text really is a useful text on trauma recovery. Worth the read especially if you are in the psychology counseling or coaching field or you are trying to heal old wounds Read full review

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Hailed as "groundbreaking" in 1992. A 2015 revision and epilogue attempts to bring the issues current. Too late. The mental illness she warned about among a few individuals was weaponized by privately ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
1
A Forgotten History
7
Terror
33
Copyright

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Judith Herman, M.D., one of this country's leading experts on trauma and abuse, is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, and director of training at the Victims of Violence Program at Cambridge Hospital. She is also a founding member of the Women's Mental Health Collective in Massachusetts.

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