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Trauma and the Therapist : Countertransference and Vicarious Traumatization in Psychothcountertransference and Vicarious Traumatization in Psycho - Laurie Anne Pearlman

Trauma and the Therapist

Countertransference and Vicarious Traumatization in Psychothcountertransference and Vicarious Traumatization in Psycho

Paperback Published: 17th June 1995
ISBN: 9780393701838
Number Of Pages: 474

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Trauma and the Therapist explores the role and experience of the therapist in the therapeutic relationship by examining countertransference (the therapist's response to the client) and vicarious traumatization (the therapist's response to the stories of abuse told by client after client). Therapists' awareness of attunement to these processes will inform their therapeutic interventions, enrich their work, and protect themselves and their clients. The authors also offer many strategies for avoiding the countertransference vicarious traumatization cycle.
While the topic is specific, the authors' approach is broad, drawing from and synthesizing the diverse literature on countertransference and trauma theory. Utilizing the sophistication of psychoanalytic theory and the specificity of contemporary trauma theory, Pearlman and Saakvitne present their approach clearly and compellingly.
This book will help all therapists treating incest survivors feel less isolated and traumatized by their work, and give them a renewed appreciation of its rewards.

Introductionp. 1
The Therapeutic Relationship as the Context for Countertransference and Vicarious Traumatizationp. 15
Psychoanalytic Theory and Psychological Trauma: Historical and Critical Reviewp. 35
Constructivist Self Development Theory and Trauma Therapyp. 55
Countertransference Responses to Incestp. 77
Countertransference Responses to Common Transference Themes with Incest Survivor Clientsp. 99
Countertransference Responses to Dissociative Processes in Psychotherapyp. 120
The Influence of Countertransference on Therapeutic Frame and Boundariesp. 147
Countertransference Themes for Survivor Therapistsp. 174
The Role of Gender in Transference and Countertransferencep. 190
Therapeutic Impasses with Survivor Clientsp. 212
Cotherapists' Countertransference in Group Therapy with Incest Survivorsp. 232
Double Jeopardy: Countertransference with Clients Sexually Abused by Previous Therapistsp. 255
Vicarious Traumatization: How Trauma Therapy Affects the Therapistp. 279
What Contributes to Vicarious Traumatization?p. 295
The Countertransference-Vicarious Traumatization Cyclep. 317
Countertransference and Vicarious Traumatization Across the Therapist's Professional Developmentp. 336
Supervision and Consultation for Trauma Therapiesp. 359
Addressing Vicarious Traumatizationp. 382
The Rewards of Doing Trauma Therapyp. 400
Appendixp. 407
Referencesp. 413
Indexp. 435
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780393701838
ISBN-10: 0393701832
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 474
Published: 17th June 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.65  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1

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