Paul Valent

Paul Valent

MBBS, DPM, FRANZCP
Consultant liaison psychiatrist, psychotherapist, traumatologist,
Co-founder and past president Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,
Writer.

In Two Minds; Tales of a Psychotherapist

In Two Minds; Tales of a Psychotherapist

Paul Valent, retired medical doctor, psychiatrist, psychotherapist and traumatologist, describes the struggles and discoveries in his varied four-decade career. Each chapter offers a glimpse into different psychotherapeutic encounters, be it with survivors of natural disasters, with patients in emergency departments, or in psychotherapy with adults who suffered recent or distant traumas. We even meet perpetrators in his stories. Read more…

Child Survivors of the Holocaust

Child Survivors of the Holocaust

At the end of the Second World War, approximately 1.5 million Jewish children had been killed by the Nazis. In this book, ten child survivors, of different ages, from different countries, and with varied experiences, tell their stories. Paul Valent, himself a child survivor and psychiatrist, explores with profound analytical insight the deepest memories of the now grown up children whom he interviewed. Read more…

From Survival to Fulfillment

From Survival to Fulfillment

When survival or fulfilment are threatened, people manifest a great variety of responses and consequences. They range from basic instincts to the most sublime aspects of life. They include physical, psychological, and social symptoms and illnesses, and they vary according to time, place, age, and social system, as well as the particular way people tried to survive and thrive. Read more…

Trauma and Fulfillment Therapy

Trauma and Fulfillment Therapy

This book follows logically From Survival to Fulfillment, in its practical applicability to diagnose and repair tears in the human fabric. Dr Valent initially reviews the variety of treatments applied over the last century, from Freud and Janet to the current use of drugs, debriefing, EMDR, psychodynamic therapy, and cognitive behaviour therapy. Using his wholist perspective, Dr Valent puts them in perspective and finds their common ingredients. Read more…

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