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Shame, Pride, and Relational Trauma // Ken Benau

Shame, Pride, and Relational Trauma // Ken Benau

274 pages, Taylor and Francis, 2022

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"This book is the most comprehensive guide to thinking about shame and its treatment written so far! Shame and pride are discussed in all their different guises and presentations, along with somatic, relational, and visualization approaches to treatment. Densely written and theoretical, yet offering practical applications as well."

—Janina Fisher, PhD, assistant educational director, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors and Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma

"A marvelous book! Benau introduces an integrated view of traumatic shame states and its neglected counterpart, pride states. Accessible and erudite, he presents a bridge from theory/concepts to the treatment of patients suffering from maladaptive shame and pride. Therapists learn to navigate ruptures and impasses, creating golden opportunities for transformation. This is a must read for anyone dealing with shame with relational trauma in psychotherapy."

—Hanna Levenson, PhD, professor at the Wright Institute in California, USA

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