Rising above the polemics surrounding sexual and physical abuse, David and Jill Savege Scharff bring a relational perspective to the integration of psychoanalytic and trauma theories in order to understand the effects of overwhelming physical and psychological trauma, including sexual abuse, injury, and birth defect. The Scharffs draw from their object relations therapy with individuals, families, and couples recovering from trauma and abundance of relevant clinical examples described in their characteristically personal and vivid style.
Jill Savege Scharff, M.D., co-director of the International Institute of Object Relations Therapy, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University, and teaches child analysis at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. David E. Scharff, M. D., co-director of the International Institute of Object Relations Therapy, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University, and a teaching analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.
Chapter 1 1. The Traumatic Continuum Chapter 2 2. Post-Trauma, Multiplicity, and Childhood Memory Studies Chapter 3 3. Freudian and Object Relations Perspectives Chapter 4 4. From Traumatic Splits in the Self to Multiple Personality Chapter 5 5. The False Memory/Recovered Memory Debate Chapter 6 6. Repression and Dissociation Revisited Chapter 7 7. The Fate of Freud's Seduction Hypothesis Chapter 8 8. An Object Relations Re-Analysis of Dora Chapter 9 9. Focal Trauma in an Adult Couple Chapter 10 10. Repetition of Trauma in the Transference Chapter 11 11. Mother-Daughter Incest Chapter 12 12. Primal Scene Inclusion and Father-Daughter Incest Chapter 13 13. Recall of Childhood Sexual Trauma and Object Relations Technique Chapter 14 14. Trauma in Termination Chapter 15 15. Putting It Together: Theory and Technique in Trauma