Resources: Books and Articles
Understanding Long-Term Trauma
- Boulanger, G., I Don’t Want This Knowledge,
Address given to the mental health community in New Orleans in February, 2009
- Boulanger, G., Wounded by Reality: Understanding and Treating Adult Onset Trauma, (Mahwah, NJ: The Analytic Press), 2007
- Herman, J., Trauma and Recovery, (New York: Basic Books), 1992
- Levy, S. and Lemma, A., eds, The Perversion of Loss: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Trauma, (London, New York: Brunner-Routledge), 2004
- Speir, A., and Osofsky, J., Building a Disaster Mental Health Response to a Catastrophic Event: Louisiana and Hurricane Katrina, in K.E. Cherry, (ed), Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters: Coping with Katrina, Rita, and Other Storms, (Springer Science)
- Solnit, R., A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disasters, (New York: Viking Penguin, 2009)
- Stoddard, F.A., Pandya, A. and Katz, C., Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment, (Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2011)
- Boulanger, G., Floyd, L., Nathan, K., Poitevant, D., Pool, E. (forthcoming), Reports from the front: The Effects of Hurricane Katrina on Mental Health Professionals in New Orleans, Psychoanalytic Dialogues*
- Boulanger, G. (forthcoming), Fearful Symmetry: Shared Trauma in New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina, Psychoanalytic Dialogues*
- Dekel, R., and Bau, N., Intervention in a Shared Traumatic Reality: A New Challenge for Social Workers, (British Journal of Social Work, 2009) 1-18
- Frawley-O’Dea, M., When Trauma Is Terrorism and the Therapist Is Traumatized Too: Working As an Analyst Since 9/11, (Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 2003), 1:67-90
- Goldman, D., Rosenbach, N., Gensler, D., Goldman, D.S., Prince, R., Gordon, R., Voices from New York, September 11, 2001, (Contemp Psychoanal., 2002), 38: 77-99
- Lijtmaer, R., Reflections: Can the Analyst Share a Traumatizing Experience With a Traumatized Patient?, (The Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, 2010), 38, (4), 677-692.
- McCann, I., and Pearlman, L., Vicarious Traumatization: a Framework for Understanding the Psychological Effects of Working With Victims, (J. Traumatic Stress, 1990), 3: 131-149
- Osofsky, J., In the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: A Personal Story of a Psychologist from New Orleans, (Professional Psychology, Research and Practice, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2008), 12-17
- Pearlman, L., and Saakvitne, K., Trauma and the Therapist: Countertransference and Vicarious Traumatization in Working with Incest Survivors, (New York: Norton)
- Saakvitne, K., W., Shared Trauma: The Therapist’s Increased Vulnerability,
(Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2002), 12(3) 443-449.
- Seeley, K., Therapy After Terror: 9/11, Psychotherapists, and Mental Health,
(New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008)
- Shoshani, M., Shoshani, B., and Shinar, O., Fear and Shame in an Israeli Psychoanalyst and His Patient: Lessons Learned in Times of War, (Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2010), 20:285-307
- Tosone, C., Shared Trauma, (Psychoanalytic Social Work, 2003)
- Weisler, R., H., & Barbee, J., G., IV, Mental Health and Recovery in the Gulf Coast After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, (Townsend MH: JAMA, 2006), 296(5) 585-588
Shared Trauma: Psychotherapy in New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina
This seventeen minute documentary film, made for educational purposes, shows local clinicians describing their personal and professional experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina. Drs Boulanger and Taylor offer commentaries.
The film is available free of charge from The FAR Fund. To obtain a copy complete the attached form stating your purpose in showing the film, and mail the completed form to: The FAR Fund, 928 Broadway, Suite 902, New York, NY 10010.
*Articles based on the FAR Fund-Nola Project