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Trauma and recovery: a literature study of Dr. Judith Herman’s research and treatment methodology
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

American psychiatrist Judith Herman is one of the pioneers within the modern trauma studies and has contributed to the improvement of diagnosis, clarifying the definition and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and treatment methodology. In the revised edition of Herman’s book, Trauma and Recovery (2001) she presented her theory and treatment methodology for trauma. The aim of this thesis is to evaluate the validity of Herman's theory and the effectiveness of her treatment methodology. An extensive account of Herman's work, as it is reported in Trauma and Recovery, is presented and the validity of Herman's statements is evaluated through a literature review of other researchers' and clinicians' ratings of Herman's work. The results show that Herman's theory has been accepted by clinicians and researchers as a foundation for the development of contemporary treatments for trauma.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Trauma, Stages of Recovery, Diagnosis, Treatment, Isolation, Social and Political involvement
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-42517ISRN: LTU-C/DUPP--10/004--SELocal ID: 084bf194-1450-45cb-9e6f-3e1c0bc0af24OAI: diva2:1015740
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Psychology, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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