Psychiatric experience with perpetrators


  • Johan Lansen In Memoriam



Countertransference, Holocaust, Psychological Trauma, Fear, Community psychiatry, Collaboration, Transactional analysis, Nazism


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How to Cite

Lansen, J. (2020). Psychiatric experience with perpetrators. Torture Journal, 30(1), 84–88.