Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder or Multiple Personality Disorder

Author: Jo L. Ringrose
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429923481
Format: PDF
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This book provides all of the information a practitioner needs in order to begin work with clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Drawing on experiences from her own practice and extensive research conducted with the help of internationally acclaimed experts in the field, the author describes the development of DID and the structure of the personality of these clients. The reader is guided through the assessment process, the main phases and components of treatment, and the issues and contentions that may arise in this work. Throughout the text there are case examples, practical exercises, techniques, and strategies that can be used in therapy sessions. The resources section includes screening and assessment instruments, as well as information on techniques for managing anxiety and self harm, both of which can be major problems when working with clients with DID.

Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder

Author: Elizabeth F. Howell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135845832
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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:
Format: PDF
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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.

Clinical Perspectives on Multiple Personality Disorder

Author: Richard P. Kluft
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9780880483650
Format: PDF, Docs
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The diagnosis of multiple personality disorder (MPD) entered the clinical mainstream with a rapidity and in a manner atypical for new descriptions of psychiatric illness. This book contains the most up-to-date information on MPD available written by experts in this field. The first section is a memorial to Cornelia B. Wilbur, M.D., a pioneer in MPD treatment. It is full of personal accounts from people who knew her well. The second section deals with general issues in the treatment of MPD. It discusses basic principles in conducting the psychotherapy of MPD, posttraumatic and dissociative phenomena in transference and countertransference, and treatment of MPD as a posttraumatic condition. The third section goes on to give case studies that illustrate the application of techniques, approaches, and insights that are considered important in the treatment of MPD patients but are difficult to learn because they have not been documented in detail in the literature. Methods discussed include the use of Amytal interviews, play therapy, egoûstate therapy, and the use of sand trays. The last section of the book discusses some of the contemporary concerns in the field (including consultation in the public psychiatric sector and the incidence of eating disorders in MPD patients), and on the recent history of the study of MPD.

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Author: Ronald A. Moline
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0765709449
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Attachment Trauma and Multiplicity Second Edition

Author: Valerie Sinason
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136827277
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This Revised Edition of Attachment, Trauma and Multiplicity investigates the subject of Dissociative Identity Disorder. With brand new chapters on police work and attachment theory it has been fully updated to include new research and the latest understanding of patterns of attachment theory that lead to dissociation. With contributions from psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts and service users this book covers the background history and a description of the condition along with the issues of diagnoses and treatment. It also looks at: the phenomenon of DID the conflicting models of the human mind that have been found to try and understand DID the political conflict over the subject including problems for the police clinical accounts and personal writing of people with DID. Attachment, Trauma and Multiplicity, Second Edition will prove essential reading for therapists and mental health workers as well as being a valuable resource for graduates and researchers.

The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook

Author: Deborah Haddock
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071507264
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.