1st Edition

Psychotherapy and the Terrorized Patient

By E Mark Stern Copyright 1985

    Successful interventions for helping terrorized patients cope with and overcome the pangs of uncertainty and dread which they experience constantly.

    Contents Introduction
    • Keeping Faith With the Terrorized Patient: A Dialogue
    • Two Terrorized Patients: Some Wartime Recollections
    • Terror and Its Treatment
    • The Headless Toy Soldiers: The Terroriation of a Patient by Unsoothing Introjects
    • Power and Terror of Change
    • The Psychotherapy Patient and the Initial Session: What to Do With the Emotional State
    • Primitive Agonies
    • Healing the Terrorized Patient as a Model for Healing a Terrorized World
    • The Terrorized Patient as Brutalized Person
    • Integrating the Splits in Crime Victims’ Self Images: Toward the Reparation of the Damaged Self
    • I Was an Incest Victim
    • Incest 1964: Confusion and Terror 1984. Entitlement: A Mediation for the Psychotherapy Patient


    Mark E. Stern