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McPhillips, K. (2017). Breathing Underwater—Swimming in the Sea of Collective Trauma. Psychoanal. Dial., 27(2):172-181.

(2017). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 27(2):172-181

Breathing Underwater—Swimming in the Sea of Collective Trauma

Kathleen McPhillips, Ph.D.

My response focuses on the two main issues raised by the three discussants: first, the complex forms of relationality that characterize both individual and group trauma and responses to trauma, and second, the function of vicarious trauma that is produced for witnesses and onlookers and the ways in which this enables a third space to develop with healing properties. I explore these two issues by returning to the work of the Royal Commission with an account of my experience of attending Case Study 43 in September 2016.

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