Beyond The Reach of Ladders presents a truly unique perspective on the impact of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The author, a brave and humane woman who also happens to be a psychoanalyst, steps into uncharted waters, taking psychoanalytic therapy out of the consulting room and into the outside world as she heals the psychological wounds of those at the heart of the rescue effort, on their own turf. This tale of her work with grief-stricken and traumatised firefighters is the story of a life-altering journey into the unknown. A tribute to the strength and resiliency of the human spirit, this unflinchingly honest book shows us how, with the right kind of help, life can be more powerful than death, however strong a pull death may exert in times of traumatic stress. With Dr. Goren as our guide, we are shown how an understanding of the unconscious, in the widest sense of that word, can bring hope ...and change. Elizabeth Goren is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice. She is adjunct clinical professor at New York University and Pace University, where she teaches and supervises psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and trauma studies.
She has lived and worked in New York City for forty years.