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This book really hits the nail on the head about abuse across the spectrum. It is empathetic and descriptive without being gratuitous.
I recommend this to anyone who has felt abused or knows someone who has been.
I really enjoyed Cate Shepherd's personal writing style and appreciate the genuine love that she has for the emotionally wounded in this world, of which there are so many. Bravo.
Emotional Orphans: Children who are abused and neglected and for self-preservation have turned off their trust instincts and no longer have a connection with adults. Believing no one cares about them, they often act out either by hurting themselves or others and are often incorrectly diagnosed with behavior or mental health pathologies. This is my definition after reading Dr. Cate Shepherd's book.
I've always had an interest in psychology. I am intrigued with how people think and the ways in which our core beliefs affect our attitudes and behaviors. As an emotional orphan myself, when I discovered Dr. Cate Shepherd's poignant book Emotional Orphans: Healing Our Throwaway Children, I knew it was a book I had to read.
In Emotional Orphans, Dr. Shepherd takes us inside her thriving therapy practice and we meet several of the emotional orphans she's counseling. They start out rough around the edges, often downright scary but Dr. Shepherd is not only astute but incredibly compassionate as she wisely looks beyond the hardened facades of these emotionally damaged children in her care. Through consistent validation of not only their deepest hurts but also their dreams and gifts, she is able to break down the self-protecting barriers and get her patients to trust her and bond, often for the first time.
But if life weren't challenging enough, Dr. Shepherd must also deal with headstrong supervisors and twisted office politics and worse, her own painful past. She finds help with wise mentor Dr. Harry Young. (We should all be so lucky.Read more ›
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Thank you for such an honest look at the trauma our children face (as well as myself). I am a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), I've always felt these children had so much... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Konnie Woods
Great insight into care for emotionally abused children. Bravo Cate!Published 1 month ago by Paul Kucharski
It was a nice book. I really enjoy it at the begining. It had lovely stories that bring a lot of emotions to the reader. It became too monotonous at some point and i lost interest. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ana
This is one of the best books I have ever read. If you are a psychologist, psychiatrist, or a juvenile justice system worker, it should be mandatory reading. Ms. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am a retired mental health counselor and this book is excellent. It talks about healing emotional orphans from many aspects. There are the children in treatment of course. Read morePublished on June 2, 2014 by pumatracker
This book really hooked me from the first pages, and kept me really emotionally connected throughout--it is a true story that reads like fiction. Read morePublished on April 27, 2014 by Amazon Customer