Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame: A Relational/Neurobiological Approach2018-01-18T14:46:48+00:00

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Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame: A Relational/Neurobiological Approach

Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame: A Relational/Neurobiological ApproachPatricia A. DeYoung
New York: Routledge, 2015

This is a comprehensive look at various aspects of shame – theoretical, developmental, clinical, and experience-near. The author discusses shame as an affect and also shows how shame is a relational, two-person process—which can then become internalized as part of the self with distressing consequences. As DeYoung puts it: “Shame is an experience of one’s felt sense of self-disintegrating in relationship to a dysregulating other” (p. xiii, emphasis in original).