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Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder (JOSSEY BASS SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE SERIES) by James L. Spira 0787901571 9780787901578
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Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder (JOSSEY BASS SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE SERIES) by James L. Spira

Dissociative Identity Disorder is a new and more accurate designation for what was formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD). For many years, MPD has been considered a very unconventional, highly controversial diagnosis. Initially, it was believed that only a few patients actually exhibited authentic alters who could be identified as distinct personalities. Later, as the powerful association between trauma and dissociation became better understood, the number of cases diagnosed as multiple personalities increased astronomically. Now, however, the pAndulum has swung again and a more balanced view of both the assessment and treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder has prevailed, not only recognizing the widespread occurrence of this problem but also offering a more informed view of the correct clinical interventions to achieve a positive outcome.In this comprehensive and original book, some of the most eminent practitioners in the field offer the most current information on a variety of treatments for this fascinating and yet debilitating disorder. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of clinical technique, including assessment, cognitive therapy, psychodynamic therapy, expressive therapy, short-term in-patient treatment, longer term hospitalization, the correct use of hypnosis, and other important modalities. In addition, the study of this complex disorder reveals the inner workings of the normal functioning mind and helps to shed light on the causes and treatment of other disorders.As in the other titles in this series, the language is direct and to the point. This book speaks to the practicing clinician, offering many specific examples and case histories which demonstrate exactly what, when, and how to do it. Also included are useful tables, graphs and charts which highlight effective therapeutic approaches and procedues for psychotherapists, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and other practitioners who face this troublesome

Author: James L. Spira

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 416

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 1995-11-27

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ISBN: 0787901571

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