Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders

Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders : DSM-V and Beyond

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Winner of ISSTD's 2009 Pierre Janet Writing Award for the best publication on dissociation in 2009! Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders is a book that has no real predecessor in the dissociative disorders field. It reports the most recent scientific findings and conceptualizations about dissociation; defines and establishes the boundaries of current knowledge in the dissociative disorders field; identifies and carefully articulates the field's current points of confusion, gaps in knowledge, and conjectures; clarifies the different aspects and implications of dissociation; and sets forth a research agenda for the next decade. In many respects, Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders both defines and redefines the field.

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  • Hardback | 898 pages
  • 193.04 x 256.54 x 48.26mm | 1,859.72g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415957850
  • 9780415957854
  • 538,079

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Paul F. Dell, Ph.D., is co-chair of ISSD's DSM-V Task Force. He is a former Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences of Eastern Virginia Medical School and Director of the Trauma Recovery Center in Norfolk, VA. John A. O'Neil, M.D., is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD). He is a member of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and of the International Psycho-Analytical Association, and is certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

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"This is the definitive source for information on dissociative topics. The editors have compiled a comprehensive resource that includes the most up-to-date information on theory, research, and clinical practice from the most authoritative experts in the field. Clinicians and academics alike will benefit from having this book on their shelves and will refer to it often." - Christine A. Courtois, co-editor of Treating complex traumatic stress disorders: An Evidence-based Guide, and author of Recollections of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Principles and Guidelines and Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy "This is an excellent, integrative book about dissociation, written by outstanding leaders in the field. Ranging from astute developmental and clinical description to cutting-edge neurobiology, it accurately assesses the past and points knowledgeably to the future. The careful reader will learn what people with a dissociative disorder often do: acquire strength from the assimilation of varied points of view." - David Spiegel, Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA, and co-editor of Traumatic Dissociation: Neurobiology and Treatment, American Psychiatric Publishing, 2007 "This volume delineates existing concepts, phenomena and pathologies of dissociation, while thoughtfully addressing their differences in conceptualizing still unresolved issues in the field. Most impressively, it offers a well-founded proposal for a new conceptualization of the Dissociative Disorders." - Ursula Gast, Medical Director, Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Bielefeld, Germany, and Board of Directors, German-speaking Society for Psychotraumatology

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