Paul Valent

Paul Valent

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

Psychoanalysis and trauma. Talk. Monash Parkville Psychoanalytic Forum

I will try to tell you a story of psychoanalysis and trauma. It will include a number of subplots, including Freud and his encounter with trauma, my encounter with psychoanalysis and my traumas, and my emergent view of a life-trauma paradigm. Such a paradigm assumes that our basic dialectic is life vs. trauma (not life vs. death, as had been thought). In the process, I will indicate some clinical applications of this approach, which applies traumatology in psychotherapy.
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