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Helping Dissociative Children Develop Self Reflection

Sandra Baita, PsyD

Five year old Luke was referred to therapy by his kindergarten teacher due to his disruptive behavior in the classroom and his constant refusal to follow rules. When I asked him what had happened at school before coming to see me, he was perfectly capable of giving a narrative of the facts. When I asked whether he knew what had caused him to behave in such a way, he said in a very confident manner: “When I´m bored I feel kind of a monster inside my chest that wants to come out and get some fun.

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Kid's Korner

The Re-Launch of Kid’s Korner

We are pleased to announce the re-launch of Kid’s Korner, a regular feature of ISSTD News. Kid’s Korner will focus specifically on child and adolescent news and issues. This will be a forum for members to read about specific treatment issues in working with children and adolescents, upcoming training events, useful books and resources, and new research.

While I am quite used to seeing teenage clients with DID, recently I commenced work with a small anxious child experiencing school refusal, who also reported trances and visual hallucinations.

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