Trauma, Dissociation and Multiplicity: Working on Identity and Selves

Trauma, Dissociation and Multiplicity: Working on Identity and Selves

by Valerie Sinason
     
 

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Trauma, Dissociation and Multiplicity provides psychoanalytic insights into dissociation, in particular Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and offers a variety of responses to the questions of self, identity and dissociation. With contributions from a range of clinicians from both America and Europe, areas of discussion include:

Overview

Trauma, Dissociation and Multiplicity provides psychoanalytic insights into dissociation, in particular Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and offers a variety of responses to the questions of self, identity and dissociation. With contributions from a range of clinicians from both America and Europe, areas of discussion include:

  • the concept of dissociation and the current lack of understanding on this topic
  • the verbal language of trauma and dissociation
  • the meaning of children's art
  • the dissociative defence from the average to the extreme
  • pioneering new theoretical concepts on multiple bodies.

This book brings together latest findings from research and neuroscience as well as examples from clinical practice and includes work from survivor-writers. As such, this book will be of interest to specialists in the field of dissociation as well as psychoanalysts, both experienced and in training.

This book follows on from Valerie Sinason's Attachment, Trauma and Multiplicity, Second Edition and represents a confident theoretical step forward.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This volume, edited by Valerie Sinason who has campaigned tirelessly to get the voices of multiple selves heard, brings together many well known and respected experts to share their perspectives on the still partially understood topic of dissociation in relation to trauma and multiplicity. Recommended for all those interested in furthering their understanding of the many aspects of themselves and others." - Fiona C. Kennedy, GreenWood Mentors Ltd, Formerly Head of Psychology Services, Isle of Wight NHS, UK

"This work seeks to help readers under-stand themselves as well as others, making it not only useful for mental health profession-als but also for anyone who wants to gain more perspective on their identity, self, and dissociation." - Alla Malovichko, Somatic Psychotherapy Today, Fall 2012

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415554251
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/19/2011
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 0.92(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Sinason is a child, adolescent and adult psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst. She is Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, President of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Disability (IPD) and Hon Consultant Psychotherapist for the University of Cape Town Child Guidance Clinic.

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