The following conversation with Ken Benau serves as an introduction to shame and pride-informed psychotherapy with adult survivors of relational trauma, the theme of his book, Shame, Pride, and Relational Trauma: Concepts and Psychotherapy.
Ken Benau, Ph.D. earned his doctorate in clinical psychology with a subspecialty in adult psychotherapy at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, in 1988. He has been a California licensed clinical psychologist since 1990. Dr. Benau maintains a private practice in Kensington, CA, located in the SF Bay Area. He provides individual, couple, and family therapy, professional consultation, and training. Dr. Benau has expertise in working with children and adults with various learning and developmental differences, including those living with ADHD and high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has a special interest and expertise in shame and pride-informed psychotherapy with survivors of relational trauma, and has written several peer-reviewed articles with that theme. Dr. Benau’s forthcoming book, Shame, Pride, and Relational Trauma: Concepts and Psychotherapy, will be published by Routledge in March 2022.
Published March 2022.