Several people asked, so in response to the great conversation with Michael Conforti on trauma this evening, I'm listing here some of the books and authors that have contributed to my own work on trauma.
Also posting a link to my article I mentioned, "Trauma and Homecoming: Finding a Sense of Place in the Space of Trauma" which appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Depth Insights. You can access that issue here, and either read online or download the issue as a PDF. Comments and feedback welcome.
- Brison, S. J. (2002). Aftermath: Violence and the remaking of a self. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
- Fassin, D., & Rechtman, R. (2009). The empire of trauma: An inquiry into the condition of victimhood. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
- Kalsched, D. (1996). The inner world of trauma: Archetypal defenses of the personal spirit. London: Routledge.
- Stolorow, R. D. (2007). Trauma and human existence: Autobiographical, psychoanalytic, and philosophical reflections. New York: Analytic Press.
—Actually just about anything from Stolorow and Kasched are great resources, as well as Edward Tick and Robert J. Lifton
Please add your own recommendations or resources in the comments at bottom here for everyone who is interested. Thanks!