Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Depths of Trauma: Men Recovering From Childhood Trauma Through Depth Psychotherapy
by Pulis, George James, M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2012, 81; 1520388
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis investigates some of the difficulties that men recovering from child abuse later in life face. This work suggests that a depth psychology approach to this trauma is helpful to overcoming these difficulties. Masculine psychology and trauma psychology, both areas of depth psychology, have unique qualities that offer men recovering from child abuse a path to recovery. Reviewing the literature on these two facets of depth psychology reveals that both of these areas could be combined to help men recovering from early childhood abuse. Using both hermeneutic and heuristic methodologies, the research in both of these areas is applied to a series of dreams that the author had during his own recovery from childhood abuse later in life. The research in this thesis indicates that a combination of masculine psychology and trauma psychology helps to explain how the psyche processes early childhood trauma later in life.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O, Jorge De La, Altman, Avrom
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Philosophy, Counseling Psychology, Clinical psychology
Publication Number: 1520388
ISBN: 978-1-267-63792-5
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