Ira Brenner

Ira Brenner, MD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, where is he also Director Emeritus of the Adult Psychotherapy Training Program. He has developed a special interest in the area of psychological trauma and has co-edited two special issues of the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies where he is Associate Editor of the section on trauma. He has also written four books: The Last Witness: The Child Survivor of the Holocaust (co-authored with Judith Kestenberg); Dissociation of Trauma: Theory, Phenomenology, and Technique; Psychic Trauma: Dynamics, Symptoms, and Treatment; and Injured Men: Trauma, Healing, and the Masculine Self. In 2008, Dr Brenner received the President’s Award from the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia for extraordinary service. He is also the recipient of the Gratz Research Prize from Jefferson for work on the Holocaust; the Piaget Writing Award; and the Gradiva Award.

Dark Matters: Exploring the Realm of Psychic Devastation

Dark Matters: Exploring the Realm of Psychic Devastation

by Ira Brenner

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This book takes a deeper look into the darker side of the human condition by examining the psyches of those who have been victims or survivors of heinous acts perpetrated by others. From the... (more)

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