Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Mar 28, 2011 - Psychology - 496 pages

Winner of the 2011 International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Pierre Janet Writing Award.

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.
 

Contents

3
24
Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PTSD
34
Part One Skills Review
46
Learning to Reflect
57
Beginning Work With Dissociative Parts
70
Developing an Inner Sense of Safety
82
Part Two Skills Review
90
9
97
Challenging Dysfunctional Thoughts and Core Beliefs
245
PART
261
Coping With Fear
277
Coping With Shame and Guilt
287
Coping With the Needs of Inner Child Parts
301
Coping With SelfHarm
314
Improving Decision Making Through Inner Cooperation
323
PART SEVEN
341

Developing Healthy Eating Habits
149
PART FOUR
163
Coping With Triggers
177
Planning for Difficult Times
187
PART FIVE
201
Learning to Regulate Yourself
213
Understanding Core Beliefs
227
Identifying Cognitive Errors
236
Resolving Relational Conflict
356
Guide for Group Trainers
413
Appendices
437
References
455
Index
461
24
464
35
467
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About the author (2011)

Suzette Boon, a pioneer in the diagnosis of trauma-related disorders, is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with a background in family and systemic therapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy, and hypnosis. She has worked extensively at both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities. Since the late eighties, Suzette has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with histories of early psychological trauma, in particular patients with complex dissociative disorders. She is co-founder of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) and was its first president. The International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD) granted her the David Caul Memorial Award in 1993, the Morton Prince Award in 1994 and the President’s Award of Distinction and the status of Fellow in 1995. In 2009, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). She is the co-author of Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation and Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation, both ISSTD Pierre Janet Writing Award winners in the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology. She lives in Maarssen, the Netherlands.

Kathy Steele, MN, CS, is in private practice with Metropolitan Psychotherapy Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a former President of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation.

Onno van der Hart, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Psychopathology of Chronic Traumatization, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands, and a psychologist. Until 2017 he was also a psychotherapist in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. He is a Past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).

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