Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation

Skills Training for Patients and Therapists

Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Paperback

Suzette Boon (Author), Kathy Steele (Author), Onno van der Hart (Author)

 

A patient-oriented manual for complex trauma survivors.

This training manual for patients who have a trauma-related dissociative disorder includes short educational pieces, homework sheets, and exercises that address ways in which dissociation interferes with essential emotional and life skills, and support inner communication and collaboration with dissociative parts of the personality. Topics include understanding dissociation and PTSD, using inner reflection, emotion regulation, coping with dissociative problems related to triggers and traumatic memories, resolving sleep problems related to dissociation, coping with relational difficulties, and help with many other difficulties with daily life. The manual can be used in individual therapy or structured groups.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • March 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-393-70646-8
  • 8 × 10 in / 496 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“[A] book worthy of [therapists’] time.” — PsychCentral

“This book is a much-welcomed tool for working with individuals with complex trauma. Although there are other training manuals that address the treatment of trauma, there is none that deal specifically with the subset of dissociative pathology. This manual is the first of its kind, a hands-on and practical training and skill-building tool for individuals and therapists. . . . The book has a user-friendly approach that is integrative and eclectic and can easily be introduced and incorporated in ongoing treatment. . . . For therapist and clients, navigating complex trauma can feel daunting and confusing with many stops and falls that may leave both feeling discouraged. This book is an anchor for the work, a place to return when uncertainty invades treatment.” — Social Work with Groups

Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation contains the lucid explanations, practical skills, and collective wisdom of three therapists with decades of experience treating dissociative patients. This book serves as a manual for therapists, a guide for trainers, and a workbook for dissociative disorder patients, delivering an up-to-date blend of the best clinical practices with recent advances in mindfulness therapy and cognitive behavioral approaches to pathological dissociation.” — Frank W. Putnam, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

“This book is a welcome and much-needed resource for complex dissociative clients and their therapists. It offers a myriad of exercises and strategies to help clients challenge dissociative adaptations and replace them with other means of coping, so that they can develop a more integrated self and life, and ultimately regain control of their bodies and minds.” — Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP, author of Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy and Recollections of Sexual Abuse

Also by Suzette Boon All

  1. Book CoverTrauma-Related Dissociation Two-Book Set

    Hardcover + Paperback

  2. Book CoverTreating Trauma-Related Dissociation: A Practical, Integrative Approach

    Hardcover

Also by Kathy Steele All

  1. Book CoverThe Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization

    Hardcover

  2. Book CoverTrauma-Related Dissociation Two-Book Set

    Hardcover + Paperback

  3. Book CoverTreating Trauma-Related Dissociation: A Practical, Integrative Approach

    Hardcover

Also by Onno van der Hart All

  1. Book CoverThe Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization

    Hardcover

  2. Book CoverTrauma-Related Dissociation Two-Book Set

    Hardcover + Paperback

  3. Book CoverTreating Trauma-Related Dissociation: A Practical, Integrative Approach

    Hardcover

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