Assessment and Treatment of Multiple Personality and Dissociative Disorders
The dissociative disorders are a group of conditions characterized by disturbances of memory, identity, behavior, and affect. These disturbances stem from a person's use of dissociation as a defense against the disabling effects of severe and ongoing traumatization during childhood and later development. This work introduces the identification, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of these complex presentations. It further considers problems likely to be encountered and strategies likely to be effective. Broad citation of the relevant research and the theoretical and clinical literature will enable the reader to pursue deeper and more detailed understanding of these disorders.