Trauma, Shame, and Secret Making: Being a Family Without a Narrative, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Trauma, Shame, and Secret Making

Being a Family Without a Narrative, 1st Edition

By Francis Joseph Harrington


190 pages

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pub: 2017-09-07
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Trauma, Shame, and Secret Making provides a descriptive, qualitative inquiry into a family’s unsuccessful attempts across generations to repress the memories of an early life trauma. Broad in its scope, Trauma, Shame, and Secret Making explores more than one hundred years in the life of a single family, offering students and professionals invaluable insight into the consequences of prolonged narrative suppression in the social life of people. The book models a converging interdisciplinary approach to inquiry across specializations spanning traumatology, family therapy, psychology, psychiatry and social work. The model is consistent with an evolving paradigm of medical, public health and social service practice based on biopsychosocial evaluation of all patients.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family