Dissociation in Traumatized Children and Adolescents presents a series of unique and compelling case studies written by some of the foremost international experts in the study of dissociation in young people. In the new edition, chapters have been updated to include discussion of both neuropsychology and of Joy Silberg's popular affect-avoidance model, and Sandra Wieland's incisive commentaries on each chapter have also been updated. Each chapter lays out a detailed narrative that illustrates both the therapy's progression as well as the therapist's reactions and thought process during case development. The case studies present many aspects of working with traumatized children who dissociate-trauma processing, attachment work, work with the family, interactions with the community-and give frank analysis of the difficulties clinicians encounter in various therapeutic situations and how and why they arrived at particular therapeutic decisions. While the book includes intensive analysis of each author's theoretical framework as well as that of dissociation in general, it also shows clinicians, in the most practical terms, how to translate the theories of dissociation into action.
Foreword Kluft Introduction Wieland 1. Dissociation in Children and Adolescents: What it is, How it Presents, and How to Understand it Wieland 2. Dalma (4 to 7 Years Old)--"I've Got All My Sisters with Me": Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder in a Sexually Abused Young Child Baita 3. Jason (7 Years Old)--Expressing Past Neglect and Abuse: Two-Week Intensive Therapy for an Adopted Child with Dissociation Potgieter Marks 4. Ryan (8 to 10 Years Old)--Connecting with the Body: Treatment of Somatoform Dissociation (Encopresis and Multiple Physical Complaints) in a Young Boy Waters 5. Joey (11 to 12 Years Old)--Moving Out of Dissociative Protection: Treatment of a Boy with Dissociative Disorder Not Elsewhere Classified Following Early Family Trauma Wieland 6. Angela (14 to 16 Years Old)--Finding Words for Pain: Treatment of a Dissociative Teen Presenting with Medical Trauma Silberg 7. Leroy (7 Years Old)--"It Is Almost like He Is Two Children": Working with a Dissociative Child in a School Setting Yehuda 8. Conclusion: Fragmentation to Integration Wieland Index
About the Editor:
Sandra Wieland, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, certified play therapist, and consultant in Victoria, Canada. She was the founding director of the Center for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma in Ottawa and has also worked as an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Ottawa.