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The Yom-Kippur debacle: How Israel`s underlying “Good Mother Complex” toward the U.S. almost proved fatal

Friday, January 30th, 2015

In my book titled Psychological Trauma, I attempt to explain the interpersonal dynamics of three functional entities involved in abuse, whether domestic or political (published by Authorhouse, 2015). A model posing a triad of predator, victim, and caretaker, applies both at the individual or community level. Since its establishment as a sovereign Jewish State in 1948, Read more…

The Tripartite Theory of Trauma Psychological

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

The Tripartite Theory of psychological Trauma proposes that the dynamics in which trauma plays out should be broadened to include the role of derelict caretaker-functioning; which completes a dynamic triad to that of victim-predator-caretaker.
When a parent or other caretaker (including a government) fails to protect the potential victim, leading to a trauma occurrence. When domestic or political caretakers collude with or emulate the role of the predator , the delicate balance required for communal survival is disrupted. While media-attention tends to focus on the drama of particular trauma-events, the role of caretaker failure remains elusive despite its role being the most critical variable.

Definitions & Symptoms

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

The Acute Psychological effects of Trauma   When reading this article and thinking about “psychological trauma” and “traumatic events,” it is important to make a distinction between the common stresses of daily living and traumatic events that pose an immediate threat to life and bodily integrity. Experiences such as a rape, physical assault, or exposure Read more…

The Cardinal Symptoms of Trauma

Friday, May 17th, 2013

In my article on “The Cardinal Symptoms of Psychological Trauma,” I identified the most common symptoms of psychological trauma that could potentially afflict any given individual who has experienced abuse, battery and/or assault. These symptoms also follow natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and situations involving prolonged interpersonal trauma, such as being held as a hostage. Read more…