The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation

Strongly Disagree Disagree Does Not Apply Agree Strongly Agree I can distinguish and describe 3 different forms of post-traumatic stress and dissociative disorders I can explain a minimum of 4 concepts in the treatment of PTSD, complex trauma and dissociative disorders, including systemic, cognitive, psychoanalytic approaches I now understand and can outline 4 neurobiological features of PTSD, complex trauma and dissociative disorders, including brain and peripheral nervous system aspects I am able to apply the above to develop a contemporary treatment strategy in working with sufferers of PTSD, and to describe two clinical examples I can describe structural dissociation and the [...]

The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation2019-08-14T17:21:59+01:00

Selected bibliography – Dissociation and complex post-traumatic stress disorder

Authored by Henry Strick van Linschoten Badouk Epstein, O., Schwartz, J. & Wingfield Schwartz, R. (2011). Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: The Manipulation of Attachment Needs. London: Karnac Books. Boysen, G.A. (2011). The scientific status of childhood dissociative identity disorder: A review of published research. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 80(6): 329-334. Brown, D., Scheflin, A.W. & Hammond, D.C. (1998). Memory, Trauma Treatment, and the Law: An Essential Reference on Memory for Clinicians, Researchers, Attorneys, and Judges. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. Brown, D.W., Frischholz, E.J. & Sche?in, A.W. (1999). Iatrogenic dissociative identity disorder: An evaluation of the scientific evidence. Journal of Psychiatry and Law 27: 549-637. Cardeña, [...]

Selected bibliography – Dissociation and complex post-traumatic stress disorder2019-08-22T15:01:59+01:00

Bibliography – Post-traumatic stress disorder

Authored by Henry Strick van Linschoten Bisson, J.I. (2007). Pharmacological treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment 13: 119-126. Bisson, J. & Andrew M. (2007). Psychological treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003388.pub3. Bisson, J.I., McFarlane, A.C., Rose, S., Ruzek, J.I. & Watson, P.J. (2009). Psychological Debriefing for Adults. In Foa, E.B., Hembree, E.A. & Rothbaum, B.O. (Eds.), Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD. Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experience: Therapist Guide. New York: Oxford University Press. Briere, J.N. & Scott, C. (2012). Principles of Trauma Therapy: A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation and Treatment (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: [...]

Bibliography – Post-traumatic stress disorder2019-08-22T15:01:07+01:00

Controversies about dissociation and the dissociative disorders

Authored by Henry Strick van Linschoten Over almost 40 years during which dissociation has been rediscovered and much clinical work and research has taken place with people with dissociative disorders, a number of controversies have developed, which are summarised here. What is the main aetiology of the dissociative disorders? Opinions about the aetiology of the dissociative disorders, and dissociative identity disorder (DID) in particular, can be divided in two main groups. One set of views proposes that in its severe form, pathological dissociation can affect functioning and