Horror in Therapy: Working Creatively with Horror and Science Fiction Films in Trauma Therapy explores the possibilities for therapeutic dialogue around horror and science fiction films and examines their appeal for trauma survivors as a vessel for emotional processing and a way of seeing their trauma represented in some way within wider culture.
Horror in Therapy asks if horror may appeal to some trauma survivors as a safe environment to process trauma and survive, but where the threat is not real. The book considers how therapists might explore client’s experiences of watching horror and science fiction in trauma therapy, as metaphor and a means of emotional processing.
Hamilton lives in central England where she works in private practice as a Counselor and Psychotherapist. She has a strong interest in the therapeutic potential for film, TV and literature. She has worked extensively with trauma survivors as a therapist and her first book release explores working with imagery and narratives from horror and science fiction films in trauma therapy.
Year of Release: 2015