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Betrayal Trauma

The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse

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PAPERBACK

$35.00 • £25.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674068063

Publication: February 1998

Short

240 pages

18 line illustrations, 7 tables

World

This book lays bare the logic of forgotten abuse. Psychologist Jennifer Freyd’s breakthrough theory explaining this phenomenon shows how psychogenic amnesia not only happens but, if the abuse occurred at the hands of a parent or caregiver, is often necessary for survival. Freyd’s book will give embattled professionals, beleaguered abuse survivors, and the confused public a new, clear understanding of the lifelong effects and treatment of child abuse.

Awards & Accolades

  • 1997 Distinguished Publication Award, Association for Women in Psychology
  • 1997 Pierre Janet Award for Excellence in Scientific Writing, International Society for the Study of Dissociation
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