, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 213-227

Strain Trauma: Effects on Symptom and Character Development in an Eight Year Old Girl

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The concept of traumatic strain is reviewed and illustrated with case material from the treatment of an 8-year-old girl. Clinical formulation about the impact of strain trauma upon this girl’s development is provided to further highlight the literature on the subject.

Danille Drake is affiliated with Baltimore-Washington center for Psychoanalysis and Clinical Social Work Institute, Washington, DC.