Best Dissociative Disorders Books

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1. Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach To Regaining Emotional Control And Becoming Whole

Author: by Arielle Schwartz
Althea Press
English
190 pages

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A mind-body workbook for healing and overcoming Complex PTSDThose affected by complex PTSD, or C-PTSD, commonly feel as though there is something fundamentally wrong with themthat somewhere inside there is a part of them that needs to be fixed. Facing one’s PTSD is a brave, courageous actand with the right guidance, recovery is possible.

In The Complex PTSD Workbook, you’ll learn all about C-PTSD and gain valuable insight into the types of symptoms associated with unresolved childhood trauma. Take healing into your own hands while applying strategies to help integrate positive beliefs and behaviors.

Discover your path to recovery with:Examples and exercisesUncover your own instances of trauma with PTSD activities designed to teach you positive strategies. Expert guidanceExplore common PTSD diagnoses and common methods of PTSD therapy including somatic therapy, CBT, and mind-body perspectives.

Prompts and reflectionsApply the strategies you’ve learned and identify PTSD symptoms with insightful writing prompts. Find the tools you need to work through C-PTSD and regain emotional control with this mind-body workbook.


2. Transcending Trauma: Healing Complex PTSD with Internal Family Systems

Author: by Frank G. Anderson
PESI Publishing, Inc.
English
224 pages

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Hope and light are on the horizon to help clients overcome the challenges of healing and releasing the pain of relational trauma. The highly acclaimed Transcending Trauma explores a unique, compassionate, and evidence-based approach to resolving complex and dissociative trauma.

In this transformative book Frank Anderson, MD, masterfully details an IFS path to therapy that allows clients to access their inherent capacity for healing called Self-energy while also helping them welcome, as opposed to manage, the extreme emotions frequently associated with trauma.

Included are clinical case examples, summary charts, current neuroscience research, and personal stories that will enable your clients to reclaim self-connection, experience self-love, and regain the ability to connect with and love others. Designed with clinicians in mind, this book offers a comprehensive map to complex trauma treatment that will enable readers to: -Learn how to stay calm and steady in the presence of extreme symptoms -Discover a different approach to resolving attachment trauma -Gain confidence when addressing shame, neglect, and dissociation -Understand the neurobiology of PTSD and dissociation -Integrate neuroscience-informed therapeutic interventions -Effectively address medications and common comorbidities -Incorporate IFS with other models of treatment


3. DSM-5® Made Easy: The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis

Author: by James Morrison
1462514421
The Guilford Press
English

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In this indispensable book, master diagnostician James Morrison presents the spectrum of diagnoses in DSM-5 in an accessible, engaging, clinically useful format. Demystifying DSM-5 criteria without sacrificing accuracy, the book includes ICD-10-CM codes for each disorder. More than 130 detailed case vignettes illustrate typical patient presentations; down-to-earth discussions of each case demonstrate how to arrive at the diagnosis and rule out other likely possibilities.

Providing a wealth of diagnostic pointers, Morrison writes with the wisdom and wit that made his guide to the prior DSM a valued resource for hundreds of thousands of clinicians and students.His website (www.Guilford. Com/jm) offers additional discussion and resources related to psychiatric diagnosis and DSM-5.

See also Morrison’s Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition, which offers principles and decision trees for integrating diagnostic information from multiple sources; The First Interview, Fourth Edition, which presents a framework for conducting thorough, empathic initial evaluations; and The Mental Health Clinician’s Workbook, which uses in-depth cases and carefully constructed exercises to build the reader’s diagnostic skills.


4. Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Author: by Suzette Boon
039370646X
English
496 pages

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Winner of the 2011 International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Pierre Janet Writing Award. A patient-oriented manual for complex trauma survivors. This training manual for patients who have a trauma-related dissociative disorder includes short educational pieces, homework sheets, and exercises that address ways in which dissociation interferes with essential emotional and life skills, and support inner communication and collaboration with dissociative parts of the personality.

Topics include understanding dissociation and PTSD, using inner reflection, emotion regulation, coping with dissociative problems related to triggers and traumatic memories, resolving sleep problems related to dissociation, coping with relational difficulties, and help with many other difficulties with daily life.

The manual can be used in individual therapy or structured groups.


5. Becoming Safely Embodied: A Guide to Organize Your Mind, Body and Heart to Feel Secure in the World

Author: by Deirdre Fay MSW
English
200 pages
163195184X

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Whether you are stuck in the distress of life, or appear like nothing’s wrong, you may have faced trauma or incredible stress or suffocating fear. Maybe you wonder whether those emotions, memories, and experiences are blocking you from being as fulfilled and happy as you could be.

Maybe you’re stuck in patterns that simply no longer work for you. What if you could change it all? What if you could feel safe and solid and secure inside your own body? What if your life could be peaceful and centered and fulfilled?

In Becoming Safely Embodied, Deidre Fay shares from her 35 years of psychotherapy and spiritual practice to provide a truly practical way to integrate modern neurobiology and ancient wisdom to finally and completely heal from emotional trauma, no matter how deep or faint, how long ago or recent you experienced the pain.

Throughout her years as a therapist, Deirdre noticed that clients would make progress while in a therapy session and then revert to old patterns between sessions. What people need is a set of skills and practices to support ongoing healing and wholeness.

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I Am Jessica: A Survivor's Powerful Story of Healing and Hope
Author: by Jamie Collins
English
424 pages
096008679X

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A SHOCKING 1989 QUADRUPLE FAMILY MURDER AND THE LITTLE GIRL LEFT BEHIND TO TELL THE STORY. As a child, I was known as “Jessica Pelley.” When I was nine, I went to a sleepover at a friend’s house for the weekend.

While I was away, my entire family was murdered. I would spend the next 30 years fighting, crawling, and clawing my way through the darkness. This wasn’t just a national news headline, a cold case, or a true crime show.It was my family.And my life.

I was the broken little girl left behind to tell this story. I am now “Jessi,” in the pages of this unapologetic memoir, set free.


7. EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation (Second Edition, Paperback) – Highly Rated EMDR Book

Author: by James Knipe PhD
0826172555
English
328 pages

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This innovative resource for therapists trained in Standard EMDR delivers a powerful set of EMDR-based Tools – useful strategies for helping difficult-to-treat clients with complex emotional problems. The second edition reflects the author’s ongoing efforts to design treatments that can significantly extend the therapeutic power of methods based on an Adaptive Information Processing model.

It describes new discoveries that promote effective ways of structuring therapy sessions and refines original treatment procedures that can facilitate and safely accelerate therapeutic progress. EMDR Toolbox provides an overview of the principal issues in treating these complex emotional problems and describes highly effective methodologies with a wide variety of clinical presentations that originate in or include disturbing traumatic memories.

It also describes how to integrate specific EMDR-related interventions with other psychotherapeutic treatments. Each intervention is examined in detail with accompanying transcripts, client drawings, and case studies illustrating the nuances and variations in intervention application. Bolstered by supporting theory and current research, this EMDR book also discusses how the concepts and vocabulary of other models of dissociation translate directly into EMDR’s Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) language.


8. Codependent no More: Stop Codependency it's time to start loving yourself

Author: by Shell Teri
B08975JKGM
English
220 pages

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Often we are a part of toxic relationships without realizing it. It holds us back, blinds us, and keeps us from growing. Instead of holding our partner accountable, we insist, I need to look after him.But at what cost?

In this seminal work, Codependent No More, the author breaks down, in a most lucid fashion, the cause and effect of being in a codependent relationship, and how to overcome it. Leveraging on the latest scientific and psychological research and longitudinal case studies, the author carefully analyzes how a relationship could degenerate into codependency, what exacerbates it, and what are some of its devastating effects.

With a sympathetic and compassionate word, Codependent No More provides a platform through which we can come to terms with our past, realize the signs of codependency in our relationships, and overcome the lies that we tell ourselves daily. Never before has the self-perpetuating aspect of codependency been more toxic, and now more than ever we need to cultivate self-worth, acceptance and love for ourselves.


9. When There Are No Words: Repairing Early Trauma and Neglect From the Attachment Period With EMDR Therapy

Author: by Sandra L Paulsen Ph.D.
English
235 pages
1507507194

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This book, intended for clinicians treating very early trauma and neglect in the attachment period, integrates several treatment strategies in a comprehensive and resonant approach that is attuned to the client’s unspoken early experience. Although the book presumes EMDR training, it has considerable application for other clinicians who deal with the pernicious effects of early trauma and neglect in the attachment period.

The book is based on the seminal contributions of Katie O’Shea, and integrates the author’s understanding of complex trauma, dissociative disorders, and the neurobiology of traumatic dissociation, including Panksepp, Porges, Schore, and others. It draws upon the somatic therapy traditions of Peter Levine and others for accessing the somatically held unprocessed trauma responses.

Although primarily for clinicians, the cartoons are also suitable for use with clients. Like the author’s first book on dissociation, the lay public will be interested in the book because its cartoons make the information comprehensible. The early trauma approach in its basic form consists of 1) containment, 2) safe state, 3) resetting hardwired subcortical affective circuits and 4) clearing trauma by time frame for temporal integration.

10. A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD: Compassionate Strategies to Begin Healing from Childhood Trauma

Author: by Arielle Schwartz PhD
English
190 pages
1646116143

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Reclaim yourself from childhood traumaevidence-based strategies for healing complex PTSD Repetitive trauma during childhood can impact your emotional development, creating a ripple effect that carries into adulthood. Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) is a physical and psychological response to these repeated traumatic events.

A Practical Guide to Complex PTSD contains research-based strategies, tools, and support for individuals working to heal from their childhood trauma. You don’t have to be a prisoner of your past. Learn the skills necessary to improve your physical and mental health with practical strategies taken from the most effective therapeutic methods, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and somatic psychology.

When appropriately addressed, the wounds of your past no longer need to interfere with your ability to live a meaningful and satisfying life. This book includes: Understand C-PTSDGet an in-depth explanation of complex PTSD, including its symptoms, its treatment through various therapies, and more.

11. When Rabbit Howls

Author: by Truddi Chase
Berkley
English
400 pages

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A woman diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder reveals her harrowing journey from abuse to recovery in this #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography written by her own multiple personalities. Successful, happily married Truddi Chase began therapy hoping to find the reasons behind her extreme anxiety, mood swings, and periodic blackouts.

What emerged from her sessions was terrifying: Truddi’s mind and body were inhabited by the Troopsninety-two individual voices that emerged to shield her from her traumatizing childhood. For years the Troops created a world where she could hide from the pain of the ritualized sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her own stepfatherabuse that began when she was only two years old.

It was a past that Truddi didn’t even know existed, until she and her therapist took a journey to where the nightmare began… Written by the Troops themselves, When Rabbit Howls is told by the very alter-egos who stayed with Truddi Chase, watched over her, and protected her.

12. Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation: A Practical, Integrative Approach (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Author: by Kathy Steele
English
560 pages
0393707598

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Winner of the 2017 International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Pierre Janet Writing Award. Establishing safety and working with dissociative parts in complex trauma therapy. Therapists around the world ask similar questions and struggle with similar challenges treating highly dissociative patients.

This book arose not only out of countless hours of treating patients with dissociative disorders, but also out of the crucible of supervision and consultation, where therapists bring their most urgent questions, needs, and vulnerabilities. The book offers an overview of the neuropsychology of dissociation as a disorder of non-realization, as well as chapters on assessment, prognosis, case formulation, treatment planning, and treatment phases and goals, based on best practices.

The authors describe what to focus on first in a complex therapy, and how to do it; how to help patients establish both internal and external safety without rescuing; how to work systematically with dissociative parts of a patient in ways that facilitate integration rather than further dissociation; how to set and maintain helpful boundaries; specific ways to stay focused on process instead of content; how to deal compassionately and effectively with disorganized attachment and dependency on the therapist; how to help patients integrate traumatic memories; what to do when the patient is enraged, chronically ashamed, avoidant, or unable to trust the therapist; and how to compassionately understand and work with resistances as a co-creation of both patient and therapist.

13. Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation: An illustrated guide for EMDR therapists and clients

Author: by Sandra Paulsen Ph.D
BookSurge Publishing
English
276 pages

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This book is created with over 100 original cartoons so that not only therapists can understand the treatment of traumatic dissociation, but their clients can as well. It describes the use of ego state therapy in preparation for trauma work, especially EMDR.

14. EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment, and Dissociation

Author: by Ana Gomez MC LPC
English
368 pages
0826106978

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This volume is a welcome and excellent resource for all clinicians working with severely traumatized children. Francine Shapiro, PhD Founder, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs Over the past 15 years, Ms. Gomez has developed highly original and brilliant interventions for working with these very difficult to treat children.

This book will be an enormous great gift to our field. Dr. Susan Coates Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University This is the first book to provide a wide range of leading-edge, step-by-step strategies for clinicians using EMDR therapy and adjunct approaches with children with severe dysregulation of the affective system.

Written by an author internationally known for her innovative work with children, the book offers developmentally appropriate and advanced tools for using EMDR therapy in treating children with complex trauma, attachment wounds, dissociative tendencies, and compromised social engagement. The book also presents the theoretical framework for case conceptualization in EMDR therapy and in the use of the Adaptive Information Processing model with children.

15. TRAUMA BONDING: A Therapeutic Help To Break The Cycle Of Psychological Abuse. (ABUSES, TRAUMA, ADDICTION & SELF-THERAPY SERIES)

Author: by THERESA MILLER
B094VN49JD
English
116 pages

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The Hidden, Dirty Secret of Trauma and Abuse!!! Do you feel trapped?Overwhelmed? Do you understand, deep down inside, that you deserve better, but you just can’t seem to walk away from your abusive partner who has turned your world into one of chaos, pain, and fear?

Then you likely have formed a traumatic bond with the person holding you hostage in a toxic relationship. A traumatic bond is a physiological hold that your abuser has created. This bond, built by your normal reactions to the highs and lows of your abusive relationship, affects your self-esteem, your confidence, and your very identity.

This bond makes it extremely difficult for you to escape the trauma that haunts you. Are those invisible strings keeping you from living a happy, healthy life? To help you understand the traumatic bond that has been formed between you and your abuser, TRAUMA BONDING, tells you the signs of the bond, how the bond is formed, and ways to break the bond.

How do you cut those strings – permanently? Several different types of therapy are discussed, such as eye movement desensitization and restructuring, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other types of therapy that are less traditional, such as equine assisted therapy and art therapy.

16. On Becoming Pre-Toddlerwise: From Babyhood to Toddlerhood (Parenting Your Twelve to Eighteen Month Old)

Author: by Gary Ezzo M.A.
1932740112
English
176 pages

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The period between twelve and eighteen months places a child on a one-way bridge to the future. Infancy is a thing of the past and toddlerhood is straight ahead.A baby still? Not really, but neither is he a toddler and that is the key to understanding this phase of growth.

This is a period of great of exchange: baby food is exchanged for table food; the highchair for booster seat; finger feeding replaced with spoon; babbling sounds transition to speaking, the first unsteady steps are conquered by strides of confidence, and the list goes on.

Moving forward at a lighting pace, pretoddlers are driven towards a new level of independence, equipped with a mind of their own. Whether a parent is ready or not, a toddler’s natural inclination and challenge of ‘I do myself’ will become increasingly apparent, not to mention frustrating.

The drive toward independence is very strong yet, unpredictable. He is always in motion and not easily restrained, directed or controlled, but he needs to be! Boundaries will be tested, rules understood as suggestions, and curiosity will become a force to reckon with.