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Echoes of the Trauma Relational Themes and Emotions in Children of Holocaust Survivors

ISBN-10: 0521879477

ISBN-13: 9780521879477

Edition: 2008

Authors: Hadas Wiseman, Jacques P. Barber

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This book discusses the echoes of the trauma that are traced in the relational narratives that the sons and daughters of Holocaust survivors tell about their experiences growing up in survivor families. An innovative combination of the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme (CCRT) method with narrative-qualitative analysis revealed common themes and emotional patterns that are played out in the survivors' children's meaningful relationships, especially in those with their parents. The relational world of the second generation is understood in the context of an intergenerational communication style called "knowing-not knowing," in which there is a dialectical tension between knowing and not knowing the parental trauma. In the survivors' children's current parent-adolescent relationships with their own children (survivors' grandchildren), they aspire to correct the child-parent dynamics that they had experienced by trying to openly negotiate conflicts and to maintain close bonds. Clinicians treating descendents of other massive trauma would benefit from the insights offered into these complex intergenerational psychological processes.
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Book details

List price: $124.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/18/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction - A Narrative Approach to Bridging the Gap between Clinical Case Studies and Empirical Research on Children of Holocaust Survivors
Studying Relationship Narratives with the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme Method
Relational Themes in the Narratives
Wishes for Closeness and Autonomy
The Need to Protect Vulnerable Parents and to Avoid Conflicts
"Without Words": Themes of Interpersonal Communication
Emotions in the Narratives
Anger
Guilt, Shame, and Embarrassment
Anxiety and Helplessness
Loneliness
Joy and Pride
Healing Trauma in the Chain of the Generations
The Second Generation's Experience of Parenting Their Adolescent Children
Growing Up to the Music of Knowing-Not Knowing: Reflections and Clinical Implications
Appendix
References
Index