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Bearing witness : psychoanalytic work with people traumatized by torture and state violence /
editors, Andrés Gautier and Anna Sabatini Scalmati.
imprint
London : Karnac, c2010.
description
xxviii, 172 p.
ISBN
1855757966, 9781855757967
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series title
imprint
London : Karnac, c2010.
isbn
1855757966
9781855757967
general note
"Published by Karnac for the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy"--Cover.
catalogue key
7398045
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Andr Gautier, PhD (Bolivia) is a psychotherapist specializing both in adolescents and adults. He has worked for many years in Switzerland as a psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, and supervisor in both private practice and penitentiary institutions. He is coordinator of the EFPP working group on "Trauma and State Violence". In 2001, together with Emma Bolshia Bravo, he founded the Institute for Therapy and Research on the Sequels of Torture and State Violence (ITEI) in La Paz, Bolivia. He has published articles in Spanish. Anna Sabatini Scalmati (Italy) is a Psychoanalytical psychotherapist, training and supervising member of the Italian Association of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy for Children (AIPPI), and member of the Italian Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Adults (SIPP). She works through private clinical consultation with both adult and child patients and has a particular scientific interest in the study of primary mental development. She holds psychotherapy sessions with political refugees who are victims of torture or who have survived mass killings. She lives and works in Rome and is author of several articles.
Summaries
Main Description
"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, a trauma that has no framework in time nor words with which to express it. Under the skilful editorship of Andrés Gautier and Anna Sabatini, this book asks of both psychoanalysts and politicians a question that goes right to the heart of their 'impossible professions'." --René Kaës, From the Foreword
Bowker Data Service 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.
Main Description
"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, a trauma that has no framework in time nor words with which to express it. Under the skilful editorship of Andr s Gautier and Anna Sabatini, this book asks of both psychoanalysts and politicians a question that goes right to the heart of their 'impossible professions'." --Ren Ka s, From the Foreword
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Series Editors' Prefacep. xiii
Editors and Contributorsp. xv
Introduction A time for bearing witnessp. xix
Far Away from Home
Ambiguity as a defence in extreme traumap. 3
Routes to the unspeakable: Working with victims of torturep. 13
Social conflicts and psychic sufferingp. 27
Internal homelessnessp. 41
The post-traumatic nightmare: The via regia to unconscious integration?p. 65
The rupture of links in the context of migration: Open mouthed and sewn mouthp. 91
There Where Horror Happens
The place of compassion in political conflictp. 115
Tell me your story: Psychoanalytical trauma psychotherapy in South Africap. 133
The psychoanalyst: From, private witness to public testimonyp. 145
Referencesp. 159
Indexp. 167
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