Working with Trauma: Lessons from Bion and Lacan by Marilyn Charles takes concepts from the psychoanalytic literature and translates them into user-friendly language. Charles focuses on clinical work with more severely disturbed patients, for whom trauma has impeded their psychosocial development, in order to show mental health professionals how they might use different concepts in their own work.
Marilyn Charles, PhD is a staff psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center and a psychoanalyst in private practice in Stockbridge and Richmond, Massachusetts. She is also an adjunct professor of clinical psychology at Michigan State University.
Contents Foreword by Michael O'Loughlin Prologue Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: The Subject Caught by the Desire of the Other Chapter 3: Stumbling over the Gap: "The Unconscious is Structured Like a Language" Chapter 4: Shame and the Possibility of Insight Chapter 5: Development, Negation, and the Desire to Turn a Blind Eye Chapter 6: Development, Negation, and the Desire to Turn a Blind Eye, Part II: Perversion Chapter 7: Working with Trauma: Attacks on Linking and Empty Speech Chapter 8: Passage into Action and the Fear of Breakdown Chapter 9: Telling Trauma: Working with Psychosis Chapter 10: Telling Trauma, Part II: Signs, Symbols, and Symptoms Chapter 11: Meetings at the Edge Epilogue References Index About the Author