Mapping Trauma and Its Wake is a compilation of autobiographic essays by seventeen of the field's pioneers, each of whom has been recognized for his or her contributions by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Each author discusses how he or she first got interested in the field, what each feels are his or her greatest achievements, and where the discipline might - and should - go from here. This impressive collection of essays by internationally-renowned specialists is destined to become a classic of traumatology literature. It is a text that will provide future mental health professionals with a window into the early years of this rapidly expanding field.

chapter |15 pages


chapter 2|14 pages

It Was Always There

chapter 3|14 pages

From Veterans of War to Veterans of Terrorism

My Maps of Trauma

chapter 4|15 pages

Making It Up as I Went Along

chapter 5|7 pages

My Life and Work

chapter 6|10 pages

A Life in but Not Under Stress

chapter 7|15 pages

Fully Primed

chapter 8|9 pages

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Trauma

A Forty-Year Retrospective

chapter 9|16 pages

Some Reflections 1

chapter 10|15 pages

There Is Reason in Action

chapter 11|15 pages

Life, Trauma, and Loss

chapter 12|16 pages

Choices Made, Promises Kept

chapter 13|15 pages

Memoirs of a Childhood Trauma Hunter

chapter 14|9 pages

Autobiographical Essay

chapter 15|16 pages

The Body Keeps the Score

Brief Autobiography of Bessel van der Kolk

chapter 16|18 pages

Becoming a Psychotraumatologist

chapter 17|14 pages

From Crisis Intervention to Bosnia

The Trauma Maps of John P. Wilson