Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

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Basic Books, Jul 7, 2015 - 336 pages
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A revised and updated edition of the groundbreaking work that changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims.

"A stunning achievement ... a classic for our generation." --Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., author of The Body Keeps the Score
When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, it has become the basic text for understanding trauma survivors. By placing individual experience in a broader political frame, Judith Herman argues that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Drawing on her own research on incest, as well as on a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror, she shows surprising parallels between private horrors like child abuse and public horrors like war. A new epilogue reviews what has changed--and what has not changed--over two decades. Trauma and Recovery is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we heal and are healed.

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This text really is a useful text on trauma recovery. Worth the read especially if you are in the psychology counseling or coaching field or you are trying to heal old wounds Read full review

A Landmark Book

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As a social work student this was really the one book that completely changed the way I understood mental illness. This book is essential to anyone in the field old and new it will revolutionize the ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Judith Herman, M.D., is professor of psychiatry, emerita, at Harvard Medical School.

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