Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation


Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele and Onno van der Hart
Publication date: 1 April 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Pages: 496

This book is a skills training manual for individuals with trauma-related dissociative disorders (Dissociative Identity Disorder and Dissociative Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified). There is no other training manual that exists for complex trauma survivors with dissociative disorders. This group is a significant subset of mental health consumers (up to 10% have DDNOS, and between 1-4% have DID).

Although there are several skills manuals that address trauma, none address the specific needs of individuals with severe and chronic dissociation. The approach is eclectic and integrative, drawing from accepted theories and models of treatment which have been used successfully with chronically traumatised individuals. The book may be used by patients and their treating clinicians in the course of an individual therapy as well as in structured group settings (both outpatient, day treatment or inpatient).