Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror – CE Credit – 4 hrs.
Continuing Education Credit – 4 hrs. – NOT YET AVAILABLE
Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror – Study Guide – PDF
by Judith Herman, M.D.
This is the classic work describing the effects of “domestic captivity” on the survivor. Judith Herman, MD is a feminist psychiatrist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Director of Training of the Victims of Violence Program at the Cambridge Hospital.
There are five main objectives for this reading:
- To put the current understandings of traumatic stress into historical and political context
- To consider the “disconnection” and “relational trauma” that goes with physical or sexual trauma as additional causes of harm and articulate how therapeutic relationship is a means for healing
- To understand how childhood abuse could lead to PTSD, affect dysregulation and interpersonal reactivity
- To become familiar with how PTSD, affect dysregulation, and interpersonal reactivity could play out for affected women
- To understand the phases of treatment and to think about assessing your future clients’ position on this continuum