The Long Shadow of Trauma
Childhood Abuse May Be Our Number One Public Health Issue
Mary Sykes Wylie • As the battles and controversies over the forthcoming DSM-V heat up, a determined group of trauma experts and researchers are mounting a passionate challenge to our thinking about trauma, its long-term impact, and its treatment.
Therapy in the Danger Zone
Breaking the Cycle of Family Trauma
Mary Jo Barrett • There's no more emotionally demanding work than that with an incestuous family. A therapist offers an uncensored look at the fear, loathing, fascination—and satisfactions—of the struggle to help a family emerge from the transgenerational legacy of abuse.
The Trauma Myth
Understanding the True Dynamics of Sexual Abuse
Susan Clancy • Twenty-five years ago, it was considered a great advance when therapists first began to approach childhood abuse as a form of trauma. Now new research suggests that the trauma model of abuse may sometimes do more harm than good.