Dynamic Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors: Living Past Neglect by Lori Bennett examines the aftereffects of emotional neglect in order to help clinicians to better serve survivors. Bennett creates a more profound understanding of the effects of childhood neglect on adult survivors by contributing new theory and expanding on practice information for graduate students and mental health clinicians who are serving these survivors.
It is common to internalize how we were parented and parent ourselves respectively. A neglectful background brings repetition in neglect of self. The feeling of being invisible with unmet needs that are also undefined brings forth a calling for Bennett’s work and excellent grasp of the dynamics and devastating effects of childhood neglect. Dynamic Psychotherapy with Adult Survivors is a must read for clinicians who work with trauma and for clients who seek and deserve validation. Lori Bennett’s work restores faith in trauma resolution. Neglect bears neglect unless recognized and treated.
Lori M. Bennett, LCSW is a psychotherapist and social worker in Boulder, Colorado.