If you were abused or maltreated in any way by the adults who raised you, their aging and dying present special challenges for you. This short and accessible book condenses the wisdom of my almost forty years as a psychotherapist with adult survivors as well as my experiences working with people who have lived through this passage in life. Your turn for care contains concrete and helpful suggestions for self-care and decision-making about your participation in family care-giving as well as a guide to grieving the abusive elder. The book also contains an extensive list of print and web resources.
I encourage you to share the news of this book with anyone who you think might benefit; survivors of childhood maltreatment, therapists, clergy, trust and estate attorneys, and family and friends of survivors. I’m open to invitations for interviews and readings. As always, I’m very interested in your feedback about what I’ve written.
In other news for those of you are not not subscribed to my RSS feed, I’ve published several book chapters and journal articles on some very personal aspects of my work. One, called On not quitting my day job, is about my own struggles through burn-out and despair to reconnect with my joy in my work. A second, Compassion amidst oppression, is a chapter addressing the interesting complexities of working with a person who represents aspects of one’s own experiences of unfairness. Finally, I have a journal article just out, Feminist therapy as a path to friendship with women, that ties together personal and professional journeys to close and enduring relationships with women in my life.
I also have three upcoming workshops on the topic of Cultural competence in trauma treatment, two in New York City on March 1 and 2, and one in Oakland California on April 19th. You can find information about my writings and upcoming appearances here on my site.
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