Dru's Reviews > Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Lewis Herman
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Feb 23, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: psychology, school
Read from February 12 to 23, 2010

What an intense book! Trauma written from a heavily feminist perspective. It was fascinating to understand more about the psychology about chronic trauma victims versus one time trauma. Not to mention it was extremely useful reading about how therapists should behave; a techincal neutrality, a nonjudgmental stance while guiding the survivor through the recovery process. Specifically a process that they create; we cannot diciate what works the best for each individual. They know their stories while we're resources to help them move on.

A must read for therapists, people working in the helping field particularly trauma related and those aspiring to do so.

However I must add there were details that might prove too much for a person to read if they don't want to learn about the horrendous crimes done toward human beings.

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