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Title Bearing witness : psychoanalytic work with people traumatized by torture and state violence / editors, Andrés Gautier and Anna Sabatini Scalmati.
Imprint London : Karnac, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 172 pages)
Series EFPP book series
EFPP clinical monograph series.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Torture victims -- Mental health.
Torture victims -- Rehabilitation.
Torture victims -- Psychological aspects.
Torture victims -- Counseling of.
Torture victims -- Medical care.
Political prisoners -- Mental health.
Political prisoners -- Rehabilitation.
Political prisoners -- Psychological aspects.
Political prisoners -- Counseling of.
Political prisoners -- Medical care.
Psychoanalysis.
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic -- therapy.
Survivors -- psychology.
Resilience, Psychological.
Torture -- psychology.
Contents pt. I FAR AWAY FROM HOME -- -- Ambiguity as a defence in extreme trauma / Silvia Amati Sas -- Routes to the unspeakable : Working with victims of torture / Mary Raphaely -- Social conflicts and psychic suffering / Anna Sabatini Scalmati -- Internal homelessness / Alejandro Reyes -- The post-traumatic nightmare : The via regia to unconscious integration? / Liselotte Grunbaum -- The rupture of links in the context of migration : Open mouthed and sewn mouth / Shadman Mahmoud-Shwana -- -- pt. II THERE WHERE HORROR HAPPENS -- -- The place of compassion in political conflict / Gabriela Mann -- Tell me your story : Psychoanalytical trauma psychotherapy in South Africa / Katharina Ley -- The psychoanalyst : From private witness to public testimony / Andres Gautier.
Summary 'In their discussion of torture, the contributors to this book write of what its victims cannot put into words and the work that has to be done with them to that end. Working with a victim's account of a traumatic experience goes much further than any debriefing technique would have us believe - above all, victims need someone to listen carefully to what they have to say; that person will be the first to offer a refuge for the pain of those who have no internal "shelter" of their own. The authors go on to discuss the kind of mental processing that can free victims from their unspeakable trauma.
Other Author Gautier, Andrés.
Scalmati, Anna Sabatini.
European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Health Services.
Other Title Print version: Bearing witness. London : Karnac, 2010 9781855757967