Trauma and Recovery
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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Review: Trauma and RecoveryUser Review - Alex Daniel - Goodreads
For anyone interested in trauma or post-traumatic stress, this book is a must-read. If you are a student of clinical psychology, interested in abused populations, this book is a must-read. If you are ... Read full review
Review: Trauma and RecoveryUser Review - donna wilkin - Goodreads
This was a landmark book, a window into understanding how people get inner demons from past events. The effects of trauma are detailed, categorized and explained. The symptoms are thoroughly described ... Read full review