Dynamic Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors

Dynamic Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors : Living Past Neglect

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Dynamic Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors: Living Past Neglect by Lori Bennett examines the aftereffects of emotional neglect in order to help clinicians to better serve survivors. Bennett creates a more profound understanding of the effects of childhood neglect on adult survivors by contributing new theory and expanding on practice information for graduate students and mental health clinicians who are serving these survivors.show more

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  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 521.63g
  • Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0765708922
  • 9780765708922
  • 2,210,477

About Lori Bennett

Lori M. Bennett, LCSW is a psychotherapist and social worker in Boulder, Colorado.show more

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This sensitive portrayal of childhood neglect will be valuable to therapists, especially those who have not been trained in insight-oriented or dynamic psychotherapies. It shows how neglect, in addition to its own long-term impacts, sets the stage for active victimization of children. An experienced clinician, Bennett offers guidance for working compassionately with both neglect and abuse survivors. -- Jasmin Lee Cori, author of The Emotionally Absent Mother (2010) and Healing from Trauma (2008) It is common to internalize how we were parented and parent ourselves respectively. A neglectful background brings repetition in neglect of self. The feeling of being invisible with unmet needs that are also undefined brings forth a calling for Bennett's work and excellent grasp of the dynamics and devastating effects of childhood neglect. Dynamic Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors is a must read for clinicians who work with trauma and for clients who seek and deserve validation. Lori Bennett's work restores faith in trauma resolution. Neglect bears neglect unless recognized and treated. -- Karyl McBride, author of "Will I Ever be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers" Survivors of neglect, therapists, clinical supervisors, teachers, and students will find Dynamic Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors to be an important addition to their comprehension of this little-studied, yet crucial psychodynamic issue. Lori Bennett's book will enhance the ability of therapists and clients to gain insight and understanding of the impact that this subtle, insidious epidemic of neglect has had in their lives. The powerful stories presented here will help all of us "learn to stop the self blame over circumstances, to move past the past, and embrace a new future." -- Cinta Porter, LCSW, Former Clinical Consultant, University of Maryland Medical Systemsshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Preface Introduction Part One: Listening for Neglect Chapter 1: "But Nothing Happened!": Redefining Childhood Neglect Chapter 2: PTSD Revisited Chapter 3: Magical Thinking: Finding Power in Helplessness Chapter 4: Weight Matters: Using Food for Comfort Chapter 5: Gone Too Soon: When Death Leads to Neglect Chapter 6: At Home with Incest: The Paved Road from Neglect to Abuse Chapter 7: The Broken Promise of Love: Addicted Parents and Neglect Chapter 8: Adoption and Neglect Part Two: Working with Neglect Chapter 9: "It Wasn't That Bad!": Working with Defensive Structure Chapter 10: The Integration of Deprivation: Intrusive Thoughts and Hypervigilance Chapter 11: Working with the Introject Chapter 12: Neglect in the News Chapter 13: Grief and its Relationship to Neglect and Abuse Chapter 14: Understanding Developmental Theory in Relation to Neglect Chapter 15: Developing Object Constancy in Adults Part Three: Overcoming the Neglect Scenario Chapter 16: Working Through Transference in Relationships Chapter 17: Working Through Countertransference Issues Chapter 18: Correction by Projection Chapter 19: Therapeutic Tools for Working with Adult Survivors of Neglect Chapter 20: The Therapeutic Environment Chapter 21: For Therapists with Neglect Histories Notes Resources Bibliography Indexshow more

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