Consequences of Denial seeks to provide some awareness and understanding of the horrendous tragedy of the Armenian gecide. This book illuminates the little kwn fact that over two million incent Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire between 1894 and 1922; a gecide that has been, and continues to be, denied by successive Turkish governments. In this book, the author demonstrates the need t only for remembrance, but first and foremost for the ackwledgement of gecides, from government level downwards. Only by taking adequate steps at personal, group, national and international levels to ackwledge such massacres, and the trauma they create, can humankind attempt to prevent such atrocities from ever happening again. By documenting the psychological effects of the forgotten Armenian gecide and by linking these effects to crossgenerational trauma and processes of response and denial, this book aims to shed light from a psychoanalytic perspective on an insufficiently researched aspect of this gecide.
Aida Alayarian is a consultant clinical psychologist, child psychotherapist since 1986, and adult psychoanalytic psychotherapist since 1998. She has a Masters in Medical Anthropology and Intercultural Psychotherapy, with a background in Medicine. She is the founder and currently Clinical Director of the Refugee Therapy Centre.