Shame: The Power of Caring

Gershen Kaufman

Shame probes a neglected dimension of the human experience. Kaufman carefully examines how shame so disturbs the functioning of the self that eventually distinct syndromes of shame can develop. These syndromes, rooted in significant interpersonal failure and governed by internalized scenes of shame, cripple self-identity with insecurity, inadequacy, mistrust, and inferiority. The book also discusses the therapeutic power of caring in the search for wholeness.

status Copy #1 (8361): in
genre Social Science » Psychology
publisher Schenkman Books, Inc.
publish date 1980
popularity checked out 3 time(s)

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