Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News
The latest book from ISSTD Fellow and Past President, Colin Ross, MD, offers therapists practical and accessible strategies and techniques for the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder: Techniques and Strategies for Stabilization is written in a similar practical and ‘how-to’ vein as one of his earlier books Trauma Model Therapy. A Treatment Approach for Trauma, Dissociation, and Complex Comorbidity (co-authored with Naomi Halpern).
It will be useful to many therapists, particularly those new to the treatment of DID. The information is presented in a brief, to-the-point format which is quick and easy to access for therapists. The book also includes many illustrative therapist-client dialogues.
Topics covered include:
- When to suspect and how to diagnose DID
- Explaining DID to the client
- Therapeutic neutrality
- Talking through to the alters
- Orienting alters to the body and the present
- Journaling, drawing, therapeutic letters, and homework assignments
- Group therapy for DID
- Working with dangerous alters; and
- Ritual abuse and mind control cases
Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder: Techniques and Strategies for Stabilization is available to order at the following:
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