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

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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.
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"This new edition of Attachment, Trauma and Multiplicity captures the state of the art in Great Britain. It is a most welcome addition to the dissociative disorders field". - Colin A. Ross, M.D., President, The Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma, Richardson, Texas, USA.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415491792
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/24/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Sinason is a psychoanalyst and Consultant Research Psychotherapist at the Psychiatry of Disability Department at St George's Hospital Medical School, London. She is Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, Harley Street, London. She is the author of Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse, Routledge, 1994

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Pt. I Mapping the territory: childhood aetiology, dissociation, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder 1
Poem 1
Introduction 3
1 Dissociative Identity Disorder - a developmental perspective 21
2 Child dissociation and its 'roots' in adulthood 37
3 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and dissociation: the Traumatic Stress Service in the Maudsley Hospital 52
Pt. II Attachment focus: theory and research 69
Labels 69
4 Multiple voices versus meta-cognition: an attachment theory perspective 71
5 A theoretical framework for understanding multiplicity and dissociation 86
6 Multiple dissociation in the context of the Adult Attachment Interview: observations from interviewing individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder 107
Pt. III Psychoanalytically orientated clinical work 123
Halloween 123
7 The shoemaker and the elves: working with multiplicity 125
8 Snow White and the seven diagnoses 139
9 Will you sit by her side? An attachment-based approach to work with dissociative conditions 149
10 Profound desolation: the working alliance with dissociative patients in an NHS setting 166
11 Dark dimensions of multiple personality 177
Pt. IV Practical diagnostic and administrative issues 195
Labels 195
12 Dissociative disorders: recognition within psychiatry and RAINS 197
13a How does a telephone help? 202
13b Issues around administrating in a clinic for patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder 204
13c Legal issues around Dissociative Identity Disorder: short notes 206
Pt. V Other frames of reference 209
14 The di-vidual person: on identity and identifications 211
15 Dissociation and spirit possession in non-western countries: notes towards a common research agenda 231
16 Multiple Personality Disorder and schizophrenia: an interview with Professor Flora Rheta Schreiber 240
Information for DID sufferers and professionals working with this client group 265
Index 269
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