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Trauma and Recovery by Judith Lewis Herman
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Dec 26, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: psychiatry-psychology-mental-hea
Read in January, 2010

I am not used to reading books about my speciality written in this way. It starts with a fascinating explanation of the history of psychology in relation to trauma with special emphasis on all forms of violence against women.

The author wrote this book with a strong feminist perspective as opposed to the usual dispassionate style of scientific texts. She doesn't discuss the results of a single randomised control trial but considers a single testimony from a victim a source of great insight into peoples' psyche.

Although, I don't enjoy ideologically inspired books, it's a very informative explanation of a therapist collective experience and the historical circumstances surrounding trauma psychology.

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