September 11: Trauma and Human Bonds (Relational Perspectives Book Series 23)

September 11: Trauma and Human Bonds (Relational Perspectives Book Series 23)

By: Susan Coates (editor), Daniel Schechter (editor), Jane Rosenthal (editor)Hardback

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Drawing on research from a variety of domains - clinical studies of trauma, developmental psychopathology, interpersonal psychobiology, epidemiology, and social policy - September 11: Trauma and Human Bonds addresses especially the fundamental relationship of human bonds to trauma and underscores the manner in which developments in all these fields are coming together in complementary ways that sustain a key finding: that trauma must be understood in its relational and attachment contexts. The quality of early emotional attachments, differences in attachment styles to family milieus, and the psychological qualities that enable traumatized parents to avoid traumatizing their children are among the topics through which these contexts are explored. From their various disciplinary vantage points, the contributions converge to show how human relationships can either provide an anodyne to trauma or serve as the vehicle of its transmission. As Susan Coates observes, a major legacy of 9/11 is the realization that "there are no simple truths in the world of trauma studies, no easy-to-remember anodynes or pharmacologic magic bullets or depth-psychological schematizations that will hold true for a majority or even a sizable minority of cases." Yet, in delineating the multiple connections between human relations and trauma, and in elaborating these connections from multiple disciplinary perspectives, the contributors to September 11 have taken a decisive first step to consolidate new knowledge about trauma and to demonstrate how it can assist clinicians who encounter diverse responses to trauma in their day-to-day work. A sobering reminder of shared human vulnerability in the face of devastating events, September 11 is also a heartening reminder of resiliency in the face of overwhelming loss and of the healing potential of human connection.

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Susan W. Coates, Ph.D., is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Director, The Parent-Infant Program, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Jane L. Rosenthal, M.D., is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Faculty, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Daniel S. Schechter, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry (in Pediatrics), Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Medical Director, Infant-Family Service, New York-Presbyterian Hospital; and Director of Research, The Parent-Infant Program, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.


Preface - Robert Alan Glick 1: Introduction: Trauma and Human Bonds - Susan W. Coates 2: A Letter from Brooklyn: September 11, 2001 - Hern n Poza III 3: Brief Interventions with Traumatized Children and Families After September 11 - Susan W. Coates, Daniel S. Schechter, and Elsa First 4: Mental Health of New York City Public School Children After 9/11: An Epidemiologic Investigation - Christina W. Hoven, Donald J. Mandell, and Cristiane S. Duarte 5: Clinical Management of Subsyndromal Psychological Sequelae of the 9/11 Terror Attacks - Lawrence Amsel and Randall D. Marshall 6: Evolution of the Interpersonal Interpretive Function: Clues for Effective Preventive Intervention in Early Childhood - Peter Fonagy and Mary Target 7: Intergenerational Communication of Maternal Violent Trauma: Understanding the Interplay of Reflexive Functioning and Posttraumatic Psychopathology - Daniel S. Schechter 8: Relational Mourning in a Mother and Her Three-Year-Old After September 11 - Adrienne Harris 9: Some Clinical Observations After September 11: Awakening the Past? - Ellen Rees 10: The Emerging Neurobiology of Attachment and Separation: How Parents Shape Their Infant's Brain and Behavior - Myron A. Hofer 11: Neurobiological Effects of Childhood Stress and Trauma - Martin H. Teicher, Ann Polcari, Susan L. Andersen, Carl M. Anderson, and Carryl Navalta 12: An Agenda for Public Mental Health in a Time of Terror - Daniel B. Herman, Barbara Pape Aaron, and Ezra S. Susser 13: Lessons for High-Risk Populations from Attachment Research and September 11: Helping Children in Foster Care - Francine Cournos

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/07/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780881633818
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 308
  • ID: 9780881633818
  • weight: 566
  • ISBN10: 088163381X

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