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Bearing witness : psychoanalytic work with people traumatized by torture and state violence / editors, Andrés Gautier and Anna Sabatini Scalmati.
London : Karnac, c2010.
xxviii, 172 p.
Scalmati, Anna Sabatini
European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Health Services
EFPP clinical monograph series.
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EFPP book series
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.
"Published by Karnac for the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-166) and index.
Committed to retain in perpetuity — ReCAP Shared Collection (HUL)
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 / Dr. Andres Gautier.
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