Attachment, Trauma and Multiplicity: Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder / Edition 2

Attachment, Trauma and Multiplicity: Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder / Edition 2

by Valerie Sinason
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415491797

ISBN-13: 9780415491792

Pub. Date: 02/24/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Valerie Sinason's Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse addressed a subject that many professionals working in the field had been uncomfortable discussing. This new book covers the unexplored subject of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and is the first major British book available for both clinicians and the intelligent lay public on this subject. Attachment,…  See more details below

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Valerie Sinason's Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse addressed a subject that many professionals working in the field had been uncomfortable discussing. This new book covers the unexplored subject of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and is the first major British book available for both clinicians and the intelligent lay public on this subject. Attachment, Trauma and Multiplicity explains the phenomenon of DID, the conflicting models of the human mind that have been found to try and understand it, the political conflict over the subject, and, with the permission of patients, clinical accounts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415491792
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/24/2011
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Pt. IMapping the territory: childhood aetiology, dissociation, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder1
Poem1
Introduction3
1Dissociative Identity Disorder - a developmental perspective21
2Child dissociation and its 'roots' in adulthood37
3Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and dissociation: the Traumatic Stress Service in the Maudsley Hospital52
Pt. IIAttachment focus: theory and research69
Labels69
4Multiple voices versus meta-cognition: an attachment theory perspective71
5A theoretical framework for understanding multiplicity and dissociation86
6Multiple dissociation in the context of the Adult Attachment Interview: observations from interviewing individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder107
Pt. IIIPsychoanalytically orientated clinical work123
Halloween123
7The shoemaker and the elves: working with multiplicity125
8Snow White and the seven diagnoses139
9Will you sit by her side? An attachment-based approach to work with dissociative conditions149
10Profound desolation: the working alliance with dissociative patients in an NHS setting166
11Dark dimensions of multiple personality177
Pt. IVPractical diagnostic and administrative issues195
Labels195
12Dissociative disorders: recognition within psychiatry and RAINS197
13aHow does a telephone help?202
13bIssues around administrating in a clinic for patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder204
13cLegal issues around Dissociative Identity Disorder: short notes206
Pt. VOther frames of reference209
14The di-vidual person: on identity and identifications211
15Dissociation and spirit possession in non-western countries: notes towards a common research agenda231
16Multiple Personality Disorder and schizophrenia: an interview with Professor Flora Rheta Schreiber240
Information for DID sufferers and professionals working with this client group265
Index269

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