Tuesday, 5 June 2018

A reading list - domestic abuse, coercive control, perpetrator tactics, trauma and PTSD

 I am putting links here for Womens Aid UK and Rape Crisis as well as the Refuge page on coercive control. Check out the UK government's statutory guidance on the crime of coercive control and here is an important recent amendment which is also worth reading - in fact that entire section of the govt site is very useful. The charity Rights of Women has an excellent overview of victims' legal rights and options and is a great place to start. 

If you are a victim, survivor, witness or investigator of domestic abuse, coercive control, abusers' and perpetrators' tactics and other crimes and forms of abuse, you may find the reading list below helpful. 

You can also Google the following terms and go down a skin-crawling rabbit hole: narcissistic abuse, narcissistic sociopath, sociopathic abuse, dark triad, narcissistic personality disorder. 


Power and Control - Sandra Horley
See What You Made Me Do - Jess Hill
Look What You Made Me Do - Helen Walmsley-Johnson
Trauma and Recovery – Judith Herman
The Sociopath Next Door – Martha Stout
The Covert Passive Aggressive Narcissist - Debbie Mirza
The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel van der Kolk
The Body Remembers – Babette Rothschild
Betrayal Trauma – Jennifer Freyd
Blind to Betrayal – Jennifer Freyd
Trauma and the Body – Pat Odgen
Multiple books on trauma by Peter Levine
Assume Nothing - Tanya Selvaratnam
No Visible Bruises - Rachel Louise Snyder
Why Does He Do That? – Lundy Bancroft
In Control - Jane Monckton Smith
Complex PTSD – Pete Walker
It's Not Me - Anabel Gonzalez
Duped - Abby Ellin
The Empathy Trap – Jane McGregor and Tim McGregor
Borderline, Narcissistic and Schizoid Adaptations - Elinor Greenberg
Psychopath Free – Jackson MacKenzie
The Betrayal Bond – Patrick J Carnes
How to Handle A Narcissist – Theresa Jackson
Becoming the Narcissist’s Nightmare – Shahida Arabi
Soul Vampires – Andrea Schneider
Revenge: How to Beat the Narcissist – H G Tudor
In Sheep’s Clothing – George Simon
How to Spot a Dangerous Man – Sandra Brown
When Love is a Lie – Zari Ballard
From Charm to Harm – Gregory Zaffuto
How to Kill a Narcissist – JH Simon
Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited - Sam Vaknin
The World of the Narcissist - Sam Vaknin
Toxic Relationships: Abuse and its Aftermath - Sam Vaknin
Too Much and Never Enough - Mary Trump (it's about her uncle Donald Trump of course but it skilfully describes generational cycles of grandiose narcissistic abuse)
Personality Disorders in Modern Life - Theodore Millen
The Mask of Sanity - Hervey Cleckley