Recent work by ulman and brothers the shattered self a psychoanalytic study of trauma 1988 in their work the authors define a comprehensive post traumatic syndrome and expand our dynamic understanding of the psychologi cal sequelae of traumatic events the text is divided into three large sections devoted to. In the shattered self a psychoanalytic study of trauma richard ulman and doris brothers employ the principles of psychoanalytic self psychology to arrive at a new understanding of trauma. Ulman and brothers utilize a unique clinical research population of rape and incest victims and vietnam combat veterans to argue that trauma results from real occurrences that have as their unconscious meaning the shattering of central organizing fantasies of self in relation to selfobject. I would recommend the shattered self wholeheartedly for its cogent summary of self psychology and developmental theory as a treatise of trauma and its impact and as a clinical manual with case illustrations of the treatment of trauma in patients regardless of their diagnostic configuration i predict it will substantially alter your view of . The shattered self a psychoanalytic study of trauma item preview remove circle psychic trauma psychoanalysis psychoanalytic therapy self assessment psychology stress disorders post traumatic publisher hillsdale nj analytic press distributed solely by lawrence erlbaum
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