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CARL H SHUBS

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Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice in Beverly Hills, California, integrating psychoanalytic and somatic psychotherapy. For over 30 years, he has worked with victims of violent crimes and other traumatic experiences. His reconstructed psychoanalytic perspective explains how trauma is inherent in normal development and how we can address it. He also developed specialties in anxiety, depression, addictions (substances and behaviors), LGBT issues, and infidelities.

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Psychoanalytic Psychology

Countertransference Issues in the Assessment and Treatment of Trauma Recovery with Victims of Violent Crime


Published: Jan 01, 2008 by Psychoanalytic Psychology
Authors: Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Subjects: Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Memory, Psychological Science, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Thinking & Reasoning, Social Work

This article examines countertransference in the assessment and treatment of recovery from traumatic incidents of adulthood, specifically re. victims of violent crime. It reviews impediment theory, empathic strain, vicarious traumatization, Wilson and Lindy's avoidance vs. overidentification types, and proposes communicative as a Type III with a totalistic perspective integrating splitting, projection, projective identification, and intersubjectivity.

Psychoanalytic Psychology

Transference Issues Concerning Victims of Violent Crime and other Traumatic Incidents of Adulthood


Published: Jan 01, 2008 by Psychoanalytic Psychology
Authors: Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Subjects: Adolescent Studies, Developmental Psychology, Family Studies, Memory, Psychological Science, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Thinking & Reasoning, Social Work

This article examines transference in the assessment and treatment of adult trauma, especially re. victims of violent crime. To foster treating the individual rather than a diagnosis, such as PTSD, it proposes the term violence-based parataxic distortion (V-PD) to differentiate between projections and distortions based on traumatic experiences of the crime as distinct from transference reactions that relate to past object relationships, specifically re. early development, and self-organization.

Psychoanalytic Psychology

Treatment Issues Arising in Working with Victims of Violent Crime and Other Traumatic Incidents of Adulthood


Published: Jan 01, 2008 by Psychoanalytic Psychology
Authors: Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Subjects: Adolescent Studies, Developmental Psychology, Psychological Science, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Thinking & Reasoning, Social Work

This article examines treatment issues in the assessment and treatment of trauma resulting from incidents of adulthood, as exemplified by the experience of victims of violent crime. Issues addressed include resistance, trauma-engineered identifications, roles based on violence-based parataxic distortions, and recommendations for an integrative ongoing listening perspective.

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Award for Outstanding Practice, 2020

By: CARL H SHUBS
Subjects: Developmental Psychology, Family Studies, Memory, Mental Health, Psychological Science, Psychology, Social Psychology, Social Work, Thinking & Reasoning

I am deeply honored and appreciative of having been given the Award for Outstanding Practice, 2020, by The American Psychological Association (Division 56 – Trauma Psychology) “to celebrate you and your fantastic work for Trauma Psychology [and] your amazing contributions to the field.