Trauma

Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (APP)
2019-20, 3rd Block — Mondays, 8:00-9:15pm
Sally Bjorklund


Introduction

Our contemporary understanding of how trauma affects brain functioning has had a dramatic impact on how we think about treating trauma. A familiarity with the neuroscience of brains impacted by trauma helps guide how we approach treatment. Van der Kolk is a pioneer and leader in the field of treating trauma. Howell, Itzkowitz and Bucci also have written extensively on trauma.  Bromberg’s work is central to how I approach treatment.  His ideas about multiple self states, enactment, and dissociation as a normal process are emblematic of a relational approach to psychoanalysis. I hope to cover both trauma as surviving extraordinary external events (war, accidents) as well as developmental trauma which impacts many of us and our patients.

January 27, 2020

Readings from The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis (Howell and Itzkowitz eds.)

Chapter 3:  Howell and Itzkowitz, “The everywhereness of trauma and the dissociative structuring of the mind”

Chapter 16: Wilma Bucci, “A multi-dimensional view of dissociative processes”

Howell, E; Itzkowitz, S. (2016) The dissociative mind in psychoanalysis, Routledge, Ch3, pp33-43

Howell, E; Itzkowitz, S. (2016) The dissociative mind in psychoanalysis, Routledge, Ch16, pp187-199

February 3, 2020

Van der Kolk, B.A. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. Ch1, pp7-21.

Van der Kolk, B.A. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. Ch2, pp22-38

February 10, 2020

Van der Kolk, B.A. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. Ch3, pp39-47

Van der Kolk, B.A. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. Ch4, pp51-73

February 24, 2020

Van der Kolk, B.A. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. Ch5-6, pp74-102

March 2, 2020

Van der Kolk, B.A. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. Ch10, pp149-168

March 9, 2020

Bromberg, Philip M. (2012). The Shadow of the Tsunami. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Ch3, pp47-65

March 16, 2020

Bromberg, Philip M. (2012). The Shadow of the Tsunami. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Ch4, pp67-88

March 23, 2020

Bromberg, Philip M. (2012). The Shadow of the Tsunami. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Ch6, pp123-144