Handbook of Dissociation

Theoretical, Empirical, and Clinical Perspectives

  • Larry K. Michelson
  • William J. Ray

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Johan Vanderlinden, Onno Van der Hart, Katalin Varga
      Pages 25-49
    3. William J. Ray
      Pages 51-66
  3. Developmental Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-68
    2. Pamela M. Cole, Pamela C. Alexander, Catherine L. Anderson
      Pages 69-89
    3. Jean M. Goodwin, Roberta G. Sachs
      Pages 91-105
    4. Nancy L. Hornstein
      Pages 139-159
  4. Theoretical Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-162
    2. John H. Krystal, Alexandre Bennett, J. Douglas Bremner, Steven M. Southwick, Dennis S. Charney
      Pages 163-190
    3. Jonathan E. Whalen, Michael R. Nash
      Pages 191-206
    4. Edna B. Foa, Diana Hearst-Ikeda
      Pages 207-224
  5. Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-226
    2. Marlene Steinberg
      Pages 251-267
    3. Theodore P. Zahn, Richard Moraga, William J. Ray
      Pages 269-287
  6. Diagnostic Classifications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-290
    2. Philip M. Coons
      Pages 291-305
    3. Richard J. Loewenstein
      Pages 307-336
    4. Richard P. Kluft
      Pages 337-366
    5. David Spiegel, Cheryl Koopman, Etzel Cardeña, Catherine Classen
      Pages 367-380
  7. Therapeutic Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-400
    2. Peter M. Barach, Christine M. Comstock
      Pages 413-429
    3. John G. Watkins, Helen H. Watkins
      Pages 431-448
    4. Roberta G. Sachs, Judith A. Peterson
      Pages 475-498
    5. Walter C. Young, Linda J. Young
      Pages 499-524
    6. Barry M. Cohen
      Pages 525-544
    7. Moshe S. Torem
      Pages 545-566
  8. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 567-567
    2. David K. Sakheim
      Pages 569-594
    3. George B. Greaves, George H. Faust
      Pages 595-615
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 617-645

About this book


Within the last decade there has been a tremendous explosion in the clinical, theoretical, and empirical literature related to the study of dissociation. Not since the work done at the tum of the century by Pierre Janet, Morton Prince, William James, and others have the psychological and medical communities shown this great an interest in describing and understanding dissociative phenomena. This volume is the result of this significant expansion. Presently, interest in the scientific and clinical progress in the field of dissociation is indicated by the following: 1. The explosion of conferences, workshops, and seminars devoted to disso­ ciative disorders treatment and research. 2. The emergence of NIMH-supported investigations that focus on dissociation. 3. The burgeoning literature on dissociation. According to a 1992 biblio­ graphic analysis of the field by Goettman et al. (1992), 72% of all writings on the topic have appeared in the past decade, with about 1000 published papers scattered across diverse disciplines and journals. 4. Current interest in dissociation as reflected in the appearance of major articles and special issues in respected psychology and psychiatry journals. 5. The initiation of a journal entitled Dissociation (Richard Kluft, MD, Editor) devoted to the area.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Larry K. Michelson
    • 1
  • William J. Ray
    • 1
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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