New book explores why shame matters
This month sees the launch of an exciting new book exploring a topic our clients often bring to therapy: shame. The book “Shame Matters, Attachment and Relational Perspectives for Psychotherapists”, is edited by Orit Badouk Epstein, (Routledge, 2021).
Produced by the Bowlby Centre in the UK, this monograph is a collaborative work written by internationally renowned clinicians and researchers who have deepened our understanding of the aetiology and impact of shame on the human behaviour and psyche. The book also explores the impact of racism and socio-economic factors on the development and experience of shame. Shame Matters explores and develops understanding of the impact of shame in the clinical space and provides insights into how new ways of relating can be nurtured. The book also details attachment-informed research into the experience of shame and outlines how it can be applied to clinical practice. The book has chapters looking at shame from attachment, developmental, relational, philosophical, trauma and cultural perspectives by authors including Judith Solomon, Colwyn Travarthen, Richard Chefetz, Aileen Alleyne, Ulrich Schultz, Adriano Schimmenti, Elaine Arnold and Orit Badouk Epstein.
The book has already been met with positive reviews with Pat Ogden writing: “…each chapter offers a unique and illuminating perspective that, taken together, gift the reader with clinically relevant ways to relationally conceptualize and successfully address shame in ourselves and our clients.”
Professor Martin Dorahy adds: “This book explores with dedication and creativity the importance of shame in human relationships, especially those centring around therapy. Like shame, this book matters. Therapists of every persuasion will benefit from absorbing its content and those they work with will grow as a result.”
You can purchase the book from the Routledge website here.
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