Trauma and the Self: Combat Experience, Individuation and the Communalization of Trauma

Speaker: Brooke, Roger
Product Code: Brooke-Trauma-VIDEO
Availability: Available

Roger Brooke, PhD.  2 hours 22 minutes.  Video & Audio Download. 

Topics: Archetypes, Dreams, Phenomenology, Trauma. 

Trauma and the Self: Combat Experience, Individuation and the Communalization of Trauma 

Roger Brooke, a noted psychologist and Jungian Scholar, addresses the treatment of combat trauma suffered by returning veterans.  He explores the phenomenology of combat experience and its impact on the individuation process as defined by Carl Jung. He specifically discusses core features of combat trauma, such as grief, rage, and nightmares – their meaning for the individual veteran as well as for the rest of us in the wider community. The community's role in the warrior/veteran’s healing is emphasized.

PowerPoint: The PowerPoint from this presentation appears in the video.

Audio Included: All video purchases will also include a free audio MP3 of each seminar.

An audio-only version of this course is available here


Learning Objectives
This course will help you to:

  1. Understand the phenomenology of combat experience and trauma from within a Jungian perspective.
  2. Recognize the limitations of the psychiatric constitution of combat trauma as an individual's psychological illness.
  3. Appreciate the meaning and value of rage, grief, intrusive memories, and nightmares that can set a path of psychological growth for the warrior veteran.
  4. Appreciate the role of the community in facilitating psychological and spiritual healing for the traumatized veteran.

Roger Brooke, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and was the Director of Training in Clinical Psychology from 1994 to 2007 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born in South Africa and educated at the Universities of Cape Town (BA), Witwatersrand (MA Clinical Psychology), and Rhodes (Ph.D.) He has a small private practice and is a consultant Clinical Psychologist to LifeCare Hospital. He is the author of Jung and Phenomenology and contributing editor of Pathways into the Jungian World. For more information about Roger Brooke and to read his papers visit

© 2011 Roger Brooke
℗ 2011 CG Jung Institute of Chicago

Audio Format 1 MP3 File: 51MB
Video Format 1 3GP Video File: 576MB