Trauma and Primitive Mental States: An Object Relations Perspective

1st Edition

Judy K. Eekhoff

Routledge
March 7, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 168 Pages
ISBN 9781138364387 - CAT# K396640

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Summary

Trauma and Primitive Mental States: An Object Relations Perspective offers a clinically-based framework through which adult survivors of early childhood trauma can re-engage with painful past events to create meaningful futures for themselves.

The book highlights the use of the body and the mind in working with these early unmentalized and unrepresented states, illustrating the value of finding language that embodies emotions, and working in the here and now of transference and counter-transference. Including a range of examples of how early trauma can thus be re-presented and re-understood, the book illustrates how patients can discover themselves again and leave their repetitive patterns of suffering behind.

Written by a clinician with over 30 years’ experience, this will be fascinating reading for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists as well as any mental health professional working with childhood trauma.

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