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Living with Terror, Working with Trauma : A Clinician's Handbook - Danielle Knafo

Living with Terror, Working with Trauma

A Clinician's Handbook

By: Danielle Knafo (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9780765703781
Number Of Pages: 605

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Terrorism and war have engendered a special set of people with distinctive and uniquely contemporary therapeutic needs. How do we cope with the personal experience of political violence? Living with Terror, Working with Trauma addresses the ways that mental health practitioners can assist survivors of terrorism. Drawing upon the experience of leading practitioners and renowned experts throughout the world, this edited volume explores the most innovative methods currently employed to help people heal--and even grow--from traumatic experiences. It argues for a multi-dimensional approach to understanding and treating the effects of terror-related trauma. Comprehensive in scope, Living with Terror, Working with Trauma covers psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, existential, and neuro-physiological techniques for working with individuals and groups, children and adults, both in the clinic and in the field. The contributors share their personal and clinical experiences in Hiroshima, Cambodia, the Middle East, Vietnam, and other sites of mass violence and terror, including the Holocaust. A special section is devoted to the September 11th. As it addresses the basic existential challenge of finding meaning and creatively transforming one's experience of terror and trauma, this volume explores the territory, identifies the key problems, and presents effective therapeutic solutions.

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There are some profound psychoanalytic insights in Knafo's collection of essays, but what makes this book a success is how she is able engage in dialogue traumatologists who challenge and expand our current conceptualizations of trauma....This is a definitive sourcebook on the interface between psychoanalysis and the field of trauma studies.

Psychic trauma and traumatic object lossp. 19
Complex PTSD : a syndrome in survivors of prolonged and repeated traumap. 35
Psychic trauma and fears of annihilationp. 51
Resilience : accommodation and recoveryp. 67
Disruption : individual and collective threatsp. 83
Is Hiroshima our text?p. 111
Cambodians and massive trauma : what we have learned after twenty yearsp. 119
Five wars, five traumas : experience and insight from clinical work in Israel's trenchesp. 135
Wounds of war : the aftermath of combat in Vietnamp. 155
Children's responses to terrorist attacksp. 171
Defeated dreams : the tragedy of survivorsp. 201
Early interventions with victims of terrorismp. 233
Posttraumatic therapy in the age of neurosciencep. 273
Optimizing affect function in the psychoanalytic treatment of traumap. 283
An eye for an eye : fantasies of revenge in the aftermath of traumap. 297
A humanistic approach to the psychology of traumap. 313
Empathic strain, compassion fatigue, and countertransference in the treatment of trauma and PTSDp. 331
The complexities of working with terrorp. 369
Reflections on September 11p. 401
Responses of the mental health community to the World Trade Center disasterp. 415
Large group destruction : a group analyst at ground zerop. 429
Terrorism on U.S. soil : remembering past trauma and retraumatizationp. 449
Skyscrapers and bones : memorials to dead objects in the culture of desirep. 461
Traumatized societies and psychological care : expanding the concept of preventive medicinep. 479
Storytelling as a way to work through intractable conflicts : the TRT German-Jewish experience and its relevance to the Palestinian-Israeli contextp. 499
No amount of sufferingp. 519
Terror and forgivenessp. 533
Creative and clinical transformations of trauma : private pain in the public domainp. 565
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ISBN: 9780765703781
ISBN-10: 0765703785
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 605
Published: 1st January 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 16.1  x 3.84
Weight (kg): 0.93