Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder or Multiple Personality Disorder

Author: Jo L. Ringrose
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 178049033X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is aimed at psychotherapy providers (although it is likely to also be of interest to sufferers and their families) who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of the essential principles of assessing and working with clients with DID. Using vignettes, the author describes the structure of the personality of someone with DID and guides the reader through the various assessment tools. Issues and considerations for each of the three stages of therapy are outlined and discussed. In the beginning stage, therapy focuses on stabilization, containment and strengthening the host. In the middle stage, the key elements include mapping the identities and working through trauma events. The Bask model is described as a method for this process. In the final stages of therapy, the author evaluates the concept of integration versus multiple living and describes some of the processes clients undergo towards the end of therapy.

Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder

Author: Elizabeth F. Howell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135845832
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Building on the comprehensive theoretical model of dissociation elegantly developed in The Dissociative Mind, Elizabeth Howell makes another invaluable contribution to the clinical understanding of dissociative states with Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder. Howell, working within the realm of relational psychoanalysis, explicates a multifaceted approach to the treatment of this fascinating yet often misunderstood condition, which involves the partitioning of the personality into part-selves that remain unaware of one another, usually the result of severely traumatic experiences. Howell begins with an explication of dissociation theory and research that includes the dynamic unconscious, trauma theory, attachment, and neuroscience. She then discusses the identification and diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) before moving on to outline a phase-oriented treatment plan, which includes facilitating a multileveled co-constructed therapeutic relationship, emphasizing the multiplicity of transferences, countertransferences, and kinds of potential enactments. She then expands the treatment possibilities to include dreamwork, before moving on to discuss the risks involved in the treatment of DID and how to mitigate them. All concepts and technical approaches are permeated with rich clinical examples.

Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder

Author: James L. Spira
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
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Dissociative Identity Disorder is a new and more accurate designation for what was formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. In this comprehensive and original book, some of the most eminent practitioners in the field offer the most current information on a variety of treatments for this fascinating and yet debilitating disorder.

Dissociative identity disorder

Author: Colin A. Ross
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN:
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Since the publication of Colin A. Ross's influential work Multiple Personality Disorder in 1989, this challenging field has evolved rapidly--with new thinking, new research, and a new name: dissociative identity disorder (DID). Keeping pace with these developments, this retitled Second Edition has been skillfully revised and expanded to offer a comprehensive, detailed, and fully up-to-date grounding in the history, diagnosis, and treatment of DID. Readers will find three new chapters covering epidemiology, a sound critique of skeptics of DID, and the problem of attachment to the perpetrator and the locus of control shift. There is also a fresh look at the pathways leading to DID, a discussion of the false memory controversy, and more, with material throughout based on the latest research and the author's extensive clinical and forensic experience. By providing an in-depth examination of this complex illness, Dissociative Identity Disorder not only facilitates a deeper understanding of people who have used dissociation to cope with years of childhood physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, but also reveals new insights into many other psychiatric disorders in which dissociation plays a role. Like Multiple Personality Disorder, this updated volume is an authoritative and indispensable reference for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and other mental health professionals, as well as researchers in these fields. "Ross provides a comprehensive and interesting account of the history of MPD, dispelling many myths. He presents new insight into the treatment of MPD, with information about such concerns as how to talk to a patient, how to schedule your time, and how to keep your private and [professional] lives separate. . . . Multiple Personality Disorder will be an invaluable addition to the reference libraries of sexual abuse clinics, child abuse agencies, and correctional facilities, as well as clinicians." --Family Violence Bulletin

Got Parts

Author: A.T.W.
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 1932690034
Format: PDF
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This insider's guide is filled with successful strategies, coping techniques, and helpful ways to increase the day-to-day functioning of adult survivors of Dissociative Identity Disorder in relationships, work, parenting, self-confidence, and self-care.

Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation

Author: Fiona Kennedy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135050031
Format: PDF, Docs
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The study of dissociation is relevant to anyone undertaking research or treatment of mental health problems. Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation uses a cognitive approach to de-mystify the processes involved in linking traumatic incidents to their effects. Kennedy, Kennerley and Pearson present a full and comprehensive understanding of mental health problems involving dissociative disorders and their treatment, bringing together an international range of experts. Each chapter addresses a single topic in full, including assessment of previous research from a cognitive perspective, recommendations for treatment and case studies to illustrate clinical approaches. Using an evidence-based scientific approach combined with the wisdom of clinical experience, the authors make the relevance of dissociation immediately recognisable to those familiar with PTSD, dissociative identity disorder, eating disorders, hallucinations and a wide range of psychological and non-organic physical health disorders. Designed to provide new perspectives on both research and treatment, Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation includes a wide range of material that will appeal to clinicians, academics and students.

The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook

Author: Deborah Haddock
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071507264
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Finally, a book that addresses your concerns about DID From Eve to Sybil to Truddi Chase, the media have long chronicled the lives of people with dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder. The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook serves as a much-needed bridge for communication between the dissociative individual and therapists, family, and friends who also have to learn to deal with the effects of this truly astonishing disorder.

The Dissociative Mind

Author: Elizabeth F. Howell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135469717
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Drawing on the pioneering work of Janet, Freud, Sullivan, and Fairbairn and making extensive use of recent literature, Elizabeth Howell develops a comprehensive model of the dissociative mind. Dissociation, for her, suffuses everyday life; it is a relationally structured survival strategy that arises out of the mind’s need to allow interaction with frightening but still urgently needed others. For therapists dissociated self-states are among the everyday fare of clinical work and gain expression in dreams, projective identifications, and enactments. Pathological dissociation, on the other hand, results when the psyche is overwhelmed by trauma and signals the collapse of relationality and an addictive clinging to dissociative solutions. Howell examines the relationship of segregated models of attachment, disorganized attachment, mentalization, and defensive exclusion to dissociative processes in general and to particular kinds of dissociative solutions. Enactments are reframed as unconscious procedural ways of being with others that often result in segregated systems of attachment. Clinical phenomena associated with splitting are assigned to a model of “attachment-based dissociation” in which alternating dissociated self-states develop along an axis of relational trauma. Later chapters of the book examine dissociation in relation to pathological narcissism; the creation and reproduction of gender; and psychopathy. Elegant in conception, thoughtful in tone, broad and deep in clinical applications, Howell takes the reader from neurophysiology to attachment theory to the clinical remediation of trauma states to the reality of evil. It provides a masterful overview of a literature that extends forward to the writings of Bromberg, Stern, Ryle, and others. The capstone of contemporary understandings of dissociation in relation to development and psychopathology, The Dissociative Mind will be an adventure and an education for its many clinical readers.

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Author: Ronald A. Moline
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0765709449
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides an extensive narrative on the successful treatment of a patient whose syndrome of dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder) emerged in the course of therapy, and a thoughtful examination and critique of the contemporary literature, pro and con, about the authenticity of this syndrome.