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Posttraumatic Self Restoring Meaning and Wholeness to Personality

ISBN-10: 0415950171

ISBN-13: 9780415950176

Edition: 2006

Authors: John P. Wilson

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The contributors to this work are pre-empting an approaching paradigm shift in our current understanding of the interconnectedness of trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, human development, resiliency and the integrative processes of the self.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

John P. Wilson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Cleveland State University. An internationally recognized expert on PTSD, he is the past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He is the coeditor of [ital]Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD[/ital] (with Terence M. Keane) and [ital]Countertransference in the Treatment of PTSD[/ital] (with Jacob D. Lindy). Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD, based at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont. He is also Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Dartmouth Medical School. His eight books and more than 100 scientific and clinical publications include [ital]Effective Treatments for PTSD: Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies[/ital] (coedited with Edna B. Foa and Terence M. Keane). Jacob D. Lindy, MD, is a training and supervising analyst at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. For 27 years he has adapted psychoanalytic clinical theory to the special circumstances of the trauma survivor. He is the past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and has just completed 5 years as Director of the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. His publications include [ital]Countertransference in the Treatment of PTSD[/ital] (coedited with John P. Wilson).

About the Editor
Contributors
Series Editor's
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction and Overview
A Positive Psychology of Trauma and PTSD
The Posttraumatic Self
Trauma and the Epigenesis of Identity
Childhood Trauma: The Deeper Wound
Archetypes and Trauma Complexes
Optimal Experiences and Integrative Psychological States
Trauma and Alterations in Normal Personality
Transference and Synthesis: Mutative Elements in the Focal Psychoanalytic Treatment of PTSD
Posttraumatic Shame and Guilt: Culture and the Posttraumatic Self
The Resilient Trauma Survivor
Trauma and Transformation of the Self: Restoring Meaning and Wholeness to Personality
Transformational Principles: Healing and Recovery from Psychic Trauma