Trauma, Dissociation and Multiplicity: Working on Identity and Selves

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Valerie Sinason
Routledge, Mar 1, 2013 - Psychology - 224 pages

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.

 

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Contents

Mary BachLoreaux
1
Valerie Sinason
2
Carole
7
Phil Mollon
8
Andrew Moskowitz Dirk Corstens and John Kent
22
Valerie Sinason
37
Mary Sue Moore
51
John Morton
65
Margaret Wilkinson
81
Susie Orbach
96
Ellert RS Nijenhuis
111
a dialogue Richard A Chefetz and Philip M Bromberg
155
Index
204
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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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