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Title Bearing witness : psychoanalytic work with people traumatized by torture and state violence / editors, Andrés Gautier and Anna Sabatini Scalmati
Imprint London : Karnac, 2010
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  RC451.4.T67 B43 2012    AVAILABLE    30520020791837
Descript xxvi, 173 p ; 23 cm
Series EFPP book series
EFPP clinical monograph series
Note "Reprinted with corrections 2012."
"Published by Karnac for the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy"--Cover
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-165) and index
Machine generated contents note: pt. I FAR AWAY FROM HOME -- ch. One Ambiguity as a defence in extreme trauma / Silvia Amati Sas -- ch. Two Routes to the unspeakable: Working with victims of torture / Mary Raphaely -- ch. Three Social conflicts and psychic suffering / Anna Sabatini Scalmati -- ch. Four Internal homelessness / Alejandro Reyes -- ch. Five The post-traumatic nightmare: The via regia to unconscious integration? / Liselotte Grunbaum -- ch. Six The rupture of links in the context of migration: Open mouthed and sewn mouth / Shadman Mahmoud-Shwana -- pt. II THERE WHERE HORROR HAPPENS -- ch. Seven The place of compassion in political conflict / Gabriela Mann -- ch. Eight Tell me your story: Psychoanalytical trauma psychotherapy in South Africa / Katharina Ley -- ch. Nine The psychoanalyst: From private witness to public testimony / Andres Gautier
In their discussion of torture, the contributors to this book write of what its victims cannot put into words and the work that has to be done with them to that end. Working with a victim's account of a traumatic experience goes much further than any debriefing technique would have us believe. Above all, victims need someone to listen carefully to what they have to say: that person will be the first to offer a refuge for the pain of those who have no internal "shelter" of their own. --
The authors go on to discuss the kind of mental processing that can free victims from their unspeakable trauma, a trauma that has no framework in time or words with which to express it.' Rene Kaes from the Foreword --Book Jacket
Subject Torture victims -- Mental health
Torture victims -- Rehabilitation
Torture victims -- Psychological aspects
Torture victims -- Counseling of
Torture victims -- Medical care
Political prisoners -- Mental health
Political prisoners -- Rehabilitation
Political prisoners -- Psychological aspects
Political prisoners -- Counseling of
Political prisoners -- Medical care
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic -- therapy
Survivors -- psychology
Resilience, Psychological
Torture -- psychology
Alt Author Gautier, Andrés
Scalmati, Anna Sabatini
European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Health Services
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