Trauma and Dissociation Books

Trauma and Dissociation Books of Interest

Dissociative Identity Disorder Books of Interest:

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life

by Henry Cloud, John Townsend (Paperback)

How To Break Free of the Drama Triangle and Victim Consciousness
by Barry K. Weinhold PhD, Janae B. Weinhold PhD (Paperback)

Cultural Competence in Trauma Therapy: Beyond the Flashback
by Laura S. Brown (Hardcover)

Personal Village, How to Have People in Your Life by Choice, Not Chance
by Marvin Thomas (Paperback)

Freedom from Selfharm: Overcoming Self­Injury with Skills from DBT and Other Treatments
by Kim Gratz, Alexander Chapman, Barent Walsh (Paperback)

The Scarred Soul: Understanding and Ending Self­Inflicted Violence
by Tracy Alderman (Paperback)

Amongst Ourselves: A Self­Help Guide to Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder
by Tracy Alderman, Karen Marshall (Paperback)

Access Denied: For Reasons of National Security
by Cathy O’Brien, Mark Phillips (Paperback)

Mind Controlled Sex Slaves And The CIA
by Tracy R Twymann, Nick Redfern, Commander X (Paperback)

Other Altars: Roots and Realities of Cultic and Satanic Ritual Abuse and Multiple Personality Disorder
by Craig Lockwood (Paperback)

Guilt, Shame, and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions
by Peter R. Breggin M.D. (Paperback)

After the Tears: Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood Trauma
by Jane Middelton­Moz, Lorie Dwinell (Paperback)

Children of Trauma: Rediscovering Your Discarded Self
by Jane Middelton­Moz (Paperback)

Shame and Grace: Healing the Shame We Don’t Deserve
by Lewis B. Smedes (Paperback)

Healing the Shame that Binds You (Recovery Classics)
by John Bradshaw (Paperback)

Shame & Guilt: Masters of Disguise

by Jane Middelton­Moz (Paperback)

Letting Go of Shame: Understanding How Shame Affects Your Life
by Ronald Potter­Efron, Patricia Potter­Efron (Paperback)

Mind­Body Workbook for PTSD: A 10­Week Program for Healing After Trauma (New Harbinger Self­Help Workbook)
by Stanley H. Block, Carolyn Bryant Block (Paperback)

The Post­Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth
by Glenn Schiraldi (Paperback)

Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders (Adults): Scientific Foundations and Therapeutic Models
by Christine A. Courtois PhD, Julian D. Ford PhD, Bessel A. van der Kolk MD (Paperback)

Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy
by Carol Forgash, Margaret Copeley (Hardcover)

Parts Work: An Illustrated Guide to Your Inner Life
by Tom Holmes, Lauri Holmes, Sharon Eckstein (Paperback)

Coping with Trauma­Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists
by Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele, Onno van der Hart (Paperback)

Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
by Daniel J. Siegel (Paperback)

The Trauma Treatment Handbook: Protocols Across the Spectrum (Norton Professional Books)
by Robin Shapiro (Hardcover)

Tapping In: A Step­By­Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation
by Laurel Parnell (Paperback)

Shelter from the Storm: Processing the Traumatic Memories of DID/DDNOS Patients with The Fractionated Abreaction Technique (A Vademecum for the Treatment of DID/DDNOS) (Volume 1) by Richard P. Kluft M.D. (Paperback)

Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change
by David Grand PhD (Paperback)

Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Towards an Embodied Self
by Ulrich F. Lanius PhD, Sandra L. Paulsen PhD, Frank M. Corrigan MD (Paperback)

Spirit Power Drawings: The Foundation of a New Science
by Colin A. Ross (Paperback)

Man’s Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl, William J. Winslade, Harold S. Kushner (Mass Market Paperback)

The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms (New Harbinger Self­Help Workbook)
by Mary Beth Williams PhD LCSW CTS, Soili Poijula PhD (Paperback)

Moon Shadows: Stories of Trauma & Recovery
by Colin A. Ross, M.D. (Paperback)

The Osiris Complex: Case Studies in Multiple Personality Disorder
by Colin Ross (Paperback)
The Rape of Eve: The True Story Behind The Three Faces of Eve
by Colin A. Ross, M.D. (Paperback)

Human Energy Fields: A New Science and Medicine
by Colin A. Ross, M.D. (Paperback)

Structural Dissociation: A Proposed Modification of the Theory
by Colin A. Ross, M.D. (Perfect Paperback)

The Great Psychiatry Scam: One Shrink’s Personal Journey
by Colin A. Ross, M.D. (Perfect Paperback)

Project MKULTRA, the CIA’s program of research in behavioral modification: Joint hearing before the Select Committee on Intelligence and the … Congress, first session, August 3, 1977
by United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence (Paperback)

Virtual Government: CIA Mind Control Operations in America
by Alex Constantine (Paperback)

Military Mind Control: A Story of Trauma and Recovery
by Colin A. Ross, M.D. (Paperback)

The CIA Doctors: Human Rights Violations by American Psychiatrists
by Colin A. Ross (Paperback)

The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment (Norton Professional Book)
by Babette Rothschild (Hardcover)

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
by Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher (Hardcover)

Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear­Driven Brain
by Sebern F. Fisher (Hardcover)

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
by Bessel van der Kolk MD (Hardcover)

Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Clinicians and Clients: 111 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets
by Debra Burdick (Paperback)

The Mindfulness Toolbox: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Pain
by Donald Altman (Paperback)

101 Trauma­Informed Interventions: Activities, Exercises and Assignments to Move the Client and Therapy Forward
by Linda Curran (Paperback)

Overcoming Trauma and PTSD: A Workbook Integrating Skills from ACT, DBT, and CBT
by Sheela Raja, Susan M. Orsillo (Paperback)

Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self­Regulation, Self­Image, and the

by Laurence Heller Ph.D., Aline Lapierre Psy.D. (Paperback)

Trauma Model Therapy: A Treatment Approach for Trauma Dissociation and Complex Comorbidity
by Colin A. Ross, M.D., Naomi Halpern (Perfect Paperback)

Satanic Ritual Abuse: Principles of Treatment
by Colin Ross (Paperback)

DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition
by Marsha M. Linehan PhD ABPP (Spiral­bound)

by Pete Walker (Paperback)

Getting Through the Day: Strategies for Adults Hurt as Children
by Nancy J. Napier (Paperback)

Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation: An illustrated guide for EMDR therapists and clients
by Sandra Paulsen Ph.D (Paperback)

The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook (Sourcebooks)
by Deborah Haddock (Paperback)

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
by Melody Beattie (Audio Cassette)

Bain, Donald. (1976) The control of Candy Jones. Playboy Press, Chicago, IL.

Joan Frances, and Wilson, Lynn. (1991) The flock:

The autobiography of a multiple personality. A.A. Knopf: NY. NY.Castle, Kit, and Bechtel, Stefan. (1989)
Katherine, it’s time: An incredible journey into the world of a multiple personality. Harper Row: NY, NY.Chase, Truddi. (1987) When rabbit howls. E. P. Dutton: NY, NY.

Bryant, Doris, Kessler, Judy, and Shirar, Lynda. (1992) The family inside: Working with the multiple. W.W. Norton: NY, NY.

Calof, David L. and Leloo, Mary. (1993) Multiplicity, personality and dissociation: Understanding incest, abuse and MPD. Parkside Pub: Park Ridge, IL.

Chu, James A., Ed. (1998) Rebuilding shattered lives: The responsible treatment of complex post-traumatic and dissociative disorders. John Wiley and Sons, NY. NY.
NOTE: Through numerous vignettes and case examples, Chu illustrates common clinical dilemmas encountered when dealing with survivors of severe abuse as well as the most effective techniques for resolving them. Preview in Google Books

Cohen, Barry M., Giller, Esther, and W., Lynn. (Eds.) (l991) Multiple personality disorder from the inside out. Sidran Press: Baltimore, MD.
Note: Quotations from questionnaires filled out by l32 different multiples describing what they wish therapists and family members knew about the condition. Includes a glossary and resource list.

Cohen, Barry M. and Cox, Carol Thayer. (1995) Telling without talking: Art as a window into the world of multiple personality. W.W. Norton: NY, NY.

Crabtree, Adam. (1985) Multiple man: Explorations in possession and multiple personality. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, NY, NY.
Note: A humane and humanistic British psychiatrist elucidates his treatment approaches to multiplicity, possession, and people being used as channels by spirits. He uses sound family therapy techniques and treats all entities with dignity, not challenging their felt identity.

Duncan, C.W. (1994). The fractured mirror: healing multiple personality disorder. Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, FL
NOTE: Overview on MPD presents therapeutic strategies; includes chapter on cul* and ritual abuse.

Friesen, James G. (1991) Uncovering the mystery of MPD: Its shocking origins, its surprising cure. Here’s Life Publishers: San Bernadino, CA.

Friesen, James G. (1997) More than survivors: Conversations with multiple personality clients. T. Nelson: Nashville, TN.

Gil, Eliana. (1990) United we stand: A book for people with multiple personalities. Launch Press, Rockville, MD.

Gil, Eliana. (1988) Treatment of Adult Survivors. Launch Press, Rockville, MD.

Goettman, Carole, Greaves, George B., and Coons., Philip M. (1994) Multiple personality and dissociation, 1791-1992: A complete biography (second edition). Sidran Press: Lutherville, MD.

Goulding, Regina A. and Schwartz, Richard C. (1995) The mosaic mind: Empowering the tormented selves of child abuse survivors. W.W. Norton: NY, NY.
NOTE: An early book that stresses the existence of an undamaged Core Self. Which can be asked to heal and lead the other personalities.

Haddock, Deborah Bray. (2001) Dissociative identity disorder sourcebook. McGraw Hill, NY, NY.

Hilgard, Ernest Ropiequet. (1987) Divided consciousness: Multiple controls in human thought and action. John Wiley: NY, NY.
Note: A technical book on the theory of dissociation, amnesia, hypnosis, and multiplicity.

Hocking, Sandra J. Hocking, Phoenix J. and Ross, Colin A. (1992) Living with your selves: A survival manual for people with multiple personalities. Launch Press, Rockville, MD.

Hocking, Sandra J. and Hocking, Phoenix J. (1994) Someone I know has multiple personalities: A book for significant others, friends, family, and caring professionals. Launch Press: Rockville, MD.

Kluft, Richard P. (Ed.) (1985) Childhood antecedents of multiple personality. American Psychiatric Press: Washington, D.C.

Mayer, Robert. (1988) Through divided minds: Probing the mysteries of multiple personalities: A doctor’s story. Doubleday: NY, NY.
Note: A therapist tells of his education about multiplicity and his experience with various patients. The author is skeptical about the existence of severe abuse and comes from the medical model.

Phillips, Maggie, and Frederick, Claire. (1995). Healing the divided self: Clinical and Ericksonian hypnotherapy for post-traumatic and dissociative conditions. W. W. Norton, NY, NY.

Putnam, Frank W. (1989) Diagnosis and treatment of multiple personality disorder. Guilford Press: NY, NY.

Putnam, Frank W. (1997) Dissociation in children and adolescents: a developmental perspective. Guilford Press: NY, NY.

Ross, Colin A. (1994, 2000) The Osiris complex: Case studies in multiple personality disorder. Univ. of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada, Buffalo, NY and London, England.

Ross, Colin A. (1995) Satanic ritual abuse: Principles of treatment. University of Toronto Press: Toronto and Buffalo, NY.

Ross, Colin A. (1997) Dissociative identity disorder: Diagnosis, clinical features, and treatment of multiple personality. John Wiley, NY, NY.
Note: Places MPD in the spectrum of dissociative disorders. The material on treatment is respectful and contains many useful ideas.

Sachs, Adah, Ed. (2008) Forensic aspects of dissociative identity disorder. Karnac Books, London, England.

Saks, Elyn R. and Behnke, Stephen H. (1997) Jekyll on trial: Multiple personality disorder and criminal law. NY Univ. Press, NY, NY and London, England.

Silberg, Joyanna L. (1996). The dissociative child: Diagnosis, treatment, and management. Sidran Press, Lutherville, MD.

Sinason, Valerie, Ed. (2002) Attachment, trauma and multiplicity: Working with dissociative identity disorder. Routledge, Hove, England and NY, NY.

Schwartz, Harvey L. (2000) Dialogues with forgotten Voices: Relational perspectives on child abuse trauma and treatment of dissociative disorders. Basic Books, NY, NY.

Waites, Elizabeth. (1993) Trauma and survival (post-traumatic and dissociative disorders in women). W.W. Norton: NY, NY.

If you would like to add books to this list, just let me know.

Patricia Goodwin, President

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