Bearing the unbearable: Melancholia following severe trauma

Stubley, Joanne (2010) Bearing the unbearable: Melancholia following severe trauma. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy . pp. 219-240. ISSN 0266-8734 (Print); 1474-9734 (Electronic)

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In presenting an account of a psychoanalytically informed therapy with a severely traumatized patient, this paper attempts to address questions of how such a patient can psychically survive such a trauma, and how she may make use of her objects. What kind of countertransference experience the therapist may need to bear and what may be the aim of such kinds of therapy is considered.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 17 May 2010. Originally published in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Volume 17, Issue 3, 2003
Subjects: Disabilities & Disorders (mental & physical) > Depression
Department/People: Adult and Forensic Services

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