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Author Weiss, Heinz, 1955-

Title Trauma, guilt and reparation : the path from impasse to development / Heinz Weiss ; translated by Dr. Ursula Haug
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (169 p.)
Contents chapter 1 Trauma, guilt and reparation: A psychoanalytic paradigm -- chapter 2 Impediments to reparation: Resentment, shame and wrath – the significance of the gaze -- chapter 3 Repetition compulsion and the primitive super-ego: Attempts at reparation in borderline patients -- chapter 4 The ‘Tower’: Submission and illusory security in a traumatic defence organisation -- chapter 5 Trauma, reparation and the limits of reparation -- chapter 6 Traumatic remembering and ecliptic forgetting: On the riddle of time in Jenny Erpenbeck’s The End of Days -- chapter 7 Reparation and gratitude
Summary "Trauma, Guilt and Reparation identifies the emotional barriers faced by people who have experienced severe trauma, as well as the emergence of reparative processes which pave the way from impasse to development. The book explores the issue of trauma with particular reference to issues of reparation and guilt. Referencing the original work of Klein and others, it examines how feelings of persistent guilt work to foil attempts at reparation, locking trauma deep within the psyche. It provides a theoretical understanding of the interplay between of feelings of neediness with those of fear, wrath, shame and guilt, and offers a route for patients to experience the mourning and forgiveness necessary to come to terms with their own trauma. The book includes a Foreword by John Steiner. Illustrated by clinical examples throughout, it is written by an author whose empathy and experience make him an expert in the field. The book will be of great interest to psychotherapists, social workers and any professional working with traumatized individuals"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Heinz Weiss, M.D., is the Head of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart. He is also the head of the Medical Division and member of the directorate of the Sigmund-Freud-Institute, Frankfurt/Main, and Chair of the Education Section of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 31, 2019)
Subject Guilt
Psychic trauma
Reparation (Psychoanalysis)
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis
Psychic trauma.
Reparation (Psychoanalysis)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429196768
Other Titles Trauma, Schuldgefühl und Wiedergutmachung. English