Jason Aronson, Inc.
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978-0-7657-0588-4 • Hardback • February 2008 • $128.00 • (£98.00)
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Henri Parens, M.D. is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.
Salman Akhtar, M.D. is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College, training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Psychoanalysts.
Harold P. Blum, M.D. is clinical professor of psychiatry and training analyst at New York University School of Medicine.
Chapter 1 The biopsychosocial miracle of resilience: An overview
Chapter 2 Children in war and their resiliences
Chapter 3 Some thoughts on psychic trauma and its treatment
Chapter 4 Resilience: Accommodation and recovery
Chapter 5 On genocidal persecution and resilience
Chapter 6 A self-study of resilience - Healing from the Holocaust
Chapter 7 Resilience, sublimation, and healing: Reactions to a personal narrative
Chapter 8 Psychological and biological factors associated with resilience to stress and trauma
Chapter 9 From trauma to resilience
Chapter 10 Resilience and Its Correlates
During the last 30 years I have visited various parts of the world scarred by wars or war-like conditions. In these situations I often observed that traumatized refugees or internally displaced persons dropped dead without any apparent reason. However, I was also sometimes amazed to observe that other individuals in such locations were able to keep their self-esteem and dignity, adapt to the tragedies, and even offer leadership to those around them, helping to lift their spirits. This book taught me a great deal about the psychology of resilience, a very new field of psychodynamic investigation, and reminded me that trauma studies are not complete without the inclusion of developing theories about unbroken souls.
— Vamik D. Volkan M.D., professor emeritus of psychiatry at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA and the author of Killing in the Name of Identity: Stories of Bloody Conflicts.