This article presents five key concepts for understanding, assessing and treating dissociation and dissociative disorders. The concepts are: (1) dissociation is a multifaceted construct; (2) dissociation is related to traumatic experiences; (3) the domains of dissociation involve almost the entire spectrum of psychopathology; (4) the commonly used measures for the assessment of dissociation are valid and reliable; (5) dissociative identity disorder exists and is the result of severe relational trauma in childhood. These concepts offer a unitary and comprehensive knowledge that can guide novel or expert clinicians in recognizing, assessing and addressing problems in people who manifest excessively activated dissociative processes.

Five lessons on dissociation (Cinque lezioni sulla dissociazione)

Schimmenti, A.
2018

Abstract

This article presents five key concepts for understanding, assessing and treating dissociation and dissociative disorders. The concepts are: (1) dissociation is a multifaceted construct; (2) dissociation is related to traumatic experiences; (3) the domains of dissociation involve almost the entire spectrum of psychopathology; (4) the commonly used measures for the assessment of dissociation are valid and reliable; (5) dissociative identity disorder exists and is the result of severe relational trauma in childhood. These concepts offer a unitary and comprehensive knowledge that can guide novel or expert clinicians in recognizing, assessing and addressing problems in people who manifest excessively activated dissociative processes.
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