The study of dissociation is relevant to anyone undertaking research or treatment of mental health problems. Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation uses a cognitive approach to de-mystify the processes involved in linking traumatic incidents to their effects.
Kennedy, Kennerley and Pearson present a full and comprehensive understanding of mental health problems involving dissociative disorders and their treatment, bringing together an international range of experts. Each chapter addresses a single topic in full, including assessment of previous research from a cognitive perspective, recommendations for treatment and case studies to illustrate clinical approaches. Using an evidence-based scientific approach combined with the wisdom of clinical experience, the authors make the relevance of dissociation immediately recognisable to those familiar with PTSD, dissociative identity disorder, eating disorders, hallucinations and a wide range of psychological and non-organic physical health disorders.
Designed to provide new perspectives on both research and treatment, Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation includes a wide range of material that will appeal to clinicians, academics and students.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 318
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm
'This fresh, in-depth overview of dissociation aims to uncover its various guises and to provide a comprehensive "clinician friendly" text. The book comes from a CBT perspective and the editors are well known and respected in this field. They bring a welath of knowledge and experience in both childhood and adult disturbance. I was impressed by the breadth of information and research of the 18 chapters present on dissociation in its many manifestations... This book is refreshing because it explains dissociation, seeks to demystify it and explains how it can be worked with in therapy... [A] very helpful and long overdue guide to call on for my own clinical work.'
-Caz Binstead, private practice, London, Therapy Today
'This book offers timely and necessary help for clinicians, researchers and students who are not specialists in the field of dissociation to improve their understanding of the wide range of dissociative symptoms and how to treat them.'
- Arnoud Arntz, from the foreword
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