Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 213–227

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


DOI: 10.1007/s10560-005-3418-7

Cite this article as:
Drake, D. Child Adolesc Soc Work J (2005) 22: 213. doi:10.1007/s10560-005-3418-7


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.


Strain Trauma Trauma Character Development 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Baltimore-Washington center for Psychoanalysis and Clinical Social Work InstituteBethedaU.S.A

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