The Psychology of Shame: Theory and Treatment of Shame-Based Syndromes

The Psychology of Shame: Theory and Treatment of Shame-Based Syndromes

In this classic volume, Kaufman synthesizes object relations theory, interpersonal theory, and, in particular, Silvan Tompkins's affect theory, to provide a powerful and multidimensional view of shame. Using his own clinical experience, he illustrates the application of affect theory to general classes of shame-based syndromes including compulsive; schizoid, depressive, an In this classic volume, Kaufman synthesizes object relations theory, interpersonal theory, and, in particular, Silvan Tom...

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Title:The Psychology of Shame: Theory and Treatment of Shame-Based Syndromes
Author:Gershen Kaufman
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Genres:Psychology
ISBN:The Psychology of Shame
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:364 pages pages

The Psychology of Shame: Theory and Treatment of Shame-Based Syndromes Reviews

  • Jackson Childs
    Oct 13, 2016

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Matthew
    Aug 10, 2010

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Jeff
    Jan 12, 2012

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Paul
    Oct 14, 2012

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Robin Adler
    May 12, 2009

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

  • Peachy
    Mar 04, 2009

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Imibroccoli
    Jan 26, 2014

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Julie Moore
    Apr 16, 2015

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Praj
    Apr 19, 2010

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Tara Elena
    May 04, 2014

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Radek
    Apr 23, 2014

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Robert
    Sep 27, 2013

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Israel C. (Izzy) Kalman
    Aug 22, 2011

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Scott
    Sep 10, 2016

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

  • Kalem Wright
    Feb 25, 2014

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Ali
    Oct 09, 2016

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

  • Ronit
    Feb 23, 2012

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Carol
    Mar 20, 2012

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Mehvish
    Oct 03, 2013

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Lora
    Jan 15, 2014

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Demi
    May 06, 2013

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Dreaday
    Jan 14, 2015

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Marc
    Nov 18, 2013

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Loutfi
    Aug 22, 2012

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Duygu Ece
    May 10, 2014

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Jo Mcdonough
    Sep 14, 2013

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Mohammed Saleh
    Mar 04, 2013

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Andrea
    Jan 05, 2015

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • John W.
    Oct 29, 2012

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Mandy Bates
    Jun 01, 2013

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Danielle Dittmar
    Dec 13, 2012

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Marcel Tulen
    Mar 09, 2015

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Kirsten
    Jul 15, 2014

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Adrienne
    Oct 19, 2014

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Carl Chapman
    Feb 24, 2013

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Akin Williams
    Mar 03, 2013

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Johny  Pitts
    Apr 06, 2013

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Jewels Easterman
    May 01, 2013

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Brook&diane
    May 13, 2013

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Dean
    Sep 12, 2015

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Ken Wells
    Dec 17, 2017

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Peg Ainsley
    Jul 03, 2014

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Susan Stanley
    Dec 29, 2013

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Prashant
    Jan 22, 2014

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Vicki
    Mar 19, 2014

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Diana S
    Apr 29, 2015

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • John Maerz
    Dec 04, 2014

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Ramona Ciobota
    Aug 12, 2017

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Nima Heydarian
    Jul 26, 2015

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Cecilia
    Jan 14, 2016

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Laura
    Jun 21, 2016

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • The 8th House
    Jul 30, 2011

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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  • Titas
    Apr 20, 2018

    I found the first part of this book, with its summaries of Silvan Tompkins' theories about shame, interesting but not all that new or useful to me (as a person and as a therapist). The affect of shame is central to identity development: check. Shame is a wound inflicted from within: ch...

    A must read for therapists, shame underlies a vast number of psychological issues. Fascinating ideas, kind of shook up my own concept of how to be in session with clients. ...

    The first book that I have ever read that shines the light on the negative psychological effects of shame on the human psyche. It delves deeper into the human cognitions and affects and the deleterious consequences of being bound by shame spiral. Truly fascinating book. The other two b...

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