Annie G. Rogers Writing Styles in A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy

Annie G. Rogers
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Perspective

This story of brokenness and healing is written from Annie's own point of view. Annie's own story of abuse and neglect is paralleled in the life of a young boy that she is treating. While it is the closeness of this boy's hurt that makes Annie relapse into her own personal breakdown, it is also working with this boy that helps Annie heal. In many ways her ability to learn from the child not only leads to her healing but also to his.

Since Annie suffers with the trials of a psychiatric disorder, she tells her story from this viewpoint. She does not tell those who supervise her at Glenwood that she has her own mental issues. She is concerned they will not believe she is suitable to work with disturbed children. There are many times that Annie questions herself about her ability to work with these troubled...

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