Trauma and the relational dynamics of life-history interviewing

Robert Reynolds*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Practitioners of oral history and life-history interviewing often claim therapeutic benefits for their practice. This article questions these claims especially when interviews involve a traumatic dimension. The repetitive nature of trauma can undermine the best intentions of the oral historian requiring the interviewer to be alert to both conscious and unconscious dynamics of the interview.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-88
Number of pages11
JournalAustralian Historical Studies
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Trauma and the relational dynamics of life-history interviewing'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this