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Amy - Her Journey From Abuse

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by: Abbey Strauss, M.S.W., M.D.
Books with a 5 star rating  (1)
Publication Date: June 9, 2013
Book Size: 5" x 8"
Pages: 215
Binding: Perfect Bound
Color: Black and White
ISBN: 9781620305829

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Book Synopsis
Amy was abused as a child, and despite her considerable adult accomplishments, the residue of the incest was still alive.

She eventually meets David who unleashes many of these timeworn troubles. This then is the story of her consequent psychotherapy as she struggles with the remains of the abuse, and then how she goes step by step through the process of achieving resolution. The story is told in a lively dialogue, as if we were listening in to her therapy.

We hear her anger and fear. The interaction with the therapist is sprightly, direct, piercing, and yet healing. She finally allows herself to reveal her real fragility; afterwards she begins to psychologically grow. She deals with transference towards her therapist, of her sexuality, the meaning of relationships, and her liaisons with life in general.

“More than just reading about what is needed in the therapy process -- it’s actually watching it go step by step. There were times when I wanted to join in. This is what therapy
Customer Comments
Posted: December 30, 2015
Customer comment 5 star rating
It really made me think as I listened in to her dialogue with her therapist. It's full of truths, pain, and insight. I grew too.
About The Author
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Dr. Strauss is both a psychiatric social worker and a psychiatrist. His practice consists of general psychiatry and advocacy work. He is the host of a podcast, The Experts Speak, for the Florida Psychiatric Society. This is one of his several books.
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