Within the last decade there has been a tremendous explosion in the clinical, theoretical, and empirical literature related to the study of dissociation. Not since the work done at the tum of the century by Pierre Janet, Morton Prince, William James, and others have the psychological and medical communities shown this great an interest in describing and understanding dissociative phenomena. This volume is the result of this significant expansion. Presently, interest in the scientific and clinical progress in the field of dissociation is indicated by the following: 1. The explosion of conferences, workshops, and seminars devoted to disso ciative disorders treatment and research. 2. The emergence of NIMH-supported investigations that focus on dissociation. 3. The burgeoning literature on dissociation. According to a 1992 biblio graphic analysis of the field by Goettman et al. (1992), 72% of all writings on the topic have appeared in the past decade, with about 1000 published papers scattered across diverse disciplines and journals. 4. Current interest in dissociation as reflected in the appearance of major articles and special issues in respected psychology and psychiatry journals. 5. The initiation of a journal entitled Dissociation (Richard Kluft, MD, Editor) devoted to the area.
Handbook for the Assessment of Dissociation: A Clinical Guide is the first book to offer guidelines for the systematic assessment of dissociation and posttraumatic syndromes. This book provides a comprehensive overview of dissociative symptoms and disorders, as well as an introduction to the use of the SCID-D, a diagnostic interview for the dissociative disorders includes chapters on differential diagnosis, a discussion of the relationship between dissociation and trauma, and a sample patient interview serves the needs of novices in the field as well as experienced clinicians and researchers
This updated edition of Hypnosis, Dissociation, and Absorption: Theories, Assessment, and Treatment presents the psychological theories and applications of how to use hypnosis with clients who display dissociation, absorption, fantasy proneness, and imaginative capabilities. This second edition adds information on the history of Division 30 (The Society of Psychological Hypnosis of the American Psychological Association). In addition, this new edition presents sociophenomenological, regression, relaxation, and other contemporary theories of hypnosis. This text discusses the clinical implications of applying hypnosis to several overlapping psychological disorders, such as dissociative identity disorder, borderline personality disorder, somatoform disorder, acute stress disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Applications of eye-movement techniques and hypnosis for children are included within this new edition. A new section on multicultural applications of hypnosis is presented with applications of hypnosis for African American and Latino patients. In addition, the uses of hypnosis for pain control, anxiety and stress, ego strengthening, unipolar depression, smoking cessation, weight loss, and rehabilitation are described. This text provides treatment transcripts including, but not limited to, the following theoretical approaches: cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, Adlerian, and Ericksonian. This unique and comprehensive book will be of interest to students and professionals in the counseling and psychology fields.
A comprehensive, single-source guide to this growing field Exploring Dissociation provides a comprehensive overview of the development of this rapidly growing field, using classic psychological theories of attachment, learning and memory, attention, and intergeneration transmission of trauma to map out future directions for assessment, treatment, and research. The book’s international contributors offer a mix of up-to-date research findings and innovative models, blending very different viewpoints in a multi-layered approach that helps define dissociation. The book examines the structure of dissociation, an attachment model of dissociation, parenting, executive functioning, peri-traumatic dissociation, and cultural perspectives. As dissociation gains greater attention in mainstream psychology and psychiatry, a variety of theories about its development have been advanced. Exploring Dissociation organizes existing theories into a single source and adds new perspectives and theories to explore three central issues of the field: definition, development in both function and etiology, and identifying cognitive correlates. The leadings experts in dissociation, cognition, development, and clinical science combine existing literature with advanced study, using previous research to further new viewpoints. Exploring Dissociation examines: a bipartite model of dissociation detachment and compartmentalization the function of dissociation developmental etiology etiological and intervention considerations parenting dissociation and trauma exposure dissociation’s early roots in hypnosis nonpathological dissociation cognitive strengths associated with dissociation dissociation’s relationship to inhibition and much more Exploring Dissociation is an important professio
Now in an extensively revised third edition with 65% new material, this is the authoritative reference on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Contributors examine the breadth of current knowledge on the mechanisms by which stressful events can alter psychological processes, brain function, and individual behavior. Risk and protective factors across development and in specific populations are explored. Reviewing the state of the science of assessment and treatment, the volume covers early intervention and evidence-based individual, couple/family, and group therapies. Conceptual and diagnostic issues are addressed and key questions for the next generation of researchers are identified. New to This Edition *Thoroughly revised to reflect the accelerating pace of scientific and clinical progress; includes a range of new authors. *Chapters on new topics: treatment of PTSD with comorbid disorders, and postmortem brain banking. *New chapters on previously covered topics, including DSM-5 and ICD-11 diagnostic criteria, the psychoneurobiology of resilience, and challenges in implementing clinical best practices. *New or updated discussions of such timely issues as treatment of refugees, telemental health, and technology-based interventions.
Chronic childhood trauma, such as prolonged abuse or family violence, can severely disrupt a person's development, basic sense of self, and later relationships. Adults with this type of history often come to therapy with complex symptoms that go beyond existing criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This important book brings together prominent authorities to present the latest thinking on complex traumatic stress disorders and provide practical guidelines for conceptualization and treatment. Evidence-based assessment procedures are detailed, and innovative individual, couple, family, and group therapies are described and illustrated with case vignettes and session transcripts.
Many people experience traumatic events and whilst some gradually recover from such experiences, others find it more difficult and may seek professional help for a range of problems. A Casebook of Cognitive Therapy for Traumatic Stress Reactions aims to help therapists who may not have an extensive range of clinical experience. The book includes descriptions and case studies of clinical cases of cognitive behavioural treatments involving people who have experienced traumatic events, including: people with phobias, depression and paranoid delusions following traumatic experiences people with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) people who have experienced multiple and prolonged traumatizations people who are refugees or asylum-seekers. All chapters are written by experts in the field and consider what may be learned from such cases. In addition it is considered how these cases can be applied more generally in cognitive behavioural treatments for traumatic stress reactions. This book will be invaluable to all mental health professionals and in particular to therapists wanting to treat people who have experienced traumatic events, allowing them to creatively apply their existing knowledge to new clinical cases.