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  • Hardcover: 440 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (28 Nov. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393704017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393704013
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.8 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A powerful set of insights for clinicians, students of clinical psychology and psychiatry, and any involved in mental health issues."

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Onno van der Hart, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychopathology of Chronic Traumatization, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands, and a psychologist / psychotherapist at the Sinai Center for Mental Health, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a Past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). He was recently honored as an Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, Netherlands. Ellert R. S. Nijenhuis, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and researcher. He is affiliated with Mental Health Care Drenthe, The Netherlands and collaborates with various Universities. He is a former director of the Executive Council of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD). Kathy Steele, MN, CS, is Clinical Director of Metropolitan Counseling Services, a training and low cost psychotherapy center, and is in private practice with Metropolitan Psychotherapy Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. She serves on the Board of the International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress, and is a former member of the Executive Council of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation.

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72 of 73 people found the following review helpful By B. Sugarman on 6 Mar. 2007
Format: Hardcover
Prior to reading this book, not only did I feel fragmented myself, but the different theories about what had happened to me that were put forward also seemed fragmented and disconnected, like slices at different angles to the truth. As well as advocating an method of integration in the patient, the theory of structural dissociation presented in this book also seems integrative in itself, in showing how different, seemingly unrelated diagnoses can be seen to be derived from the same underlying trauma related processes. As a patient this is not just theoretically interesting but it can help take away alot of the anxiety, confusion, and scepticism that comes from being sliced and diced in different ways by different mental health professionals. I think that the more patients and professionals that are exposed to these ideas, the better.

I thought this was a brilliant, original and beautifully written book, that expresses some very sophisticated ideas in a clear and systematic way. As well as the theoretical insights conveyed, this book also provides a integrative treatment plan, which brings together tools and ideas from across a broad spectrum of psychological paradigms. After only a few pages into the book, I got an "aha" moment and this deepened into a sense that finally someone seemed to be speaking a language that made sense to me. The book is written in a structured, iterative way. The first few chapters give you a broad understanding of what structural dissociation involves, and how it plays a core role in creating the symptoms experienced by both "classic" dissociative individuals, and those who may appear to have another mental illness (anxiety, depression etc), but who symptoms are in fact a manifestation of underlying structural dissociation.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By S. P. Harper on 7 Jan. 2010
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Anyone who works with people who are suffering from the effects of complex traumatization should read this book. There is so much in the book that it is hard to know where to start. It took me a while to read the whole book due to the complexity of the subject matter but it was such a worthwhile experience. There are even links to mindfulness in the concept of presentification, which trauma survivors find immensely difficult to achieve, but is an aim during phase oriented treatment. Also there are many definitions of dissociation but this theory illuminates that dissociation pertains to structural dissociation of the personality and not everyday alterations of consciousness. Read this book and it will help explain so many of the difficult questions in the area of complex traumatization.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Michael Matar on 31 July 2008
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What an exceptional book! The step-wise didactic clarity and innovative content of The Haunted Self alone would suffice to justify making the book required reading material for all health professionals encountering trauma victims. However, it is also a remarkably thrilling reading experience, reminiscent of the "haunted-house" stories of my youth. One finds oneself led to familiar areas through "hidden stairways" and suddenly comes to perceive and comprehend things from unexpected angles.
As a psychiatrist specializing in trauma as a clinician, a lecturer and a researcher for nearly 20 years, I found this book to be a fitting and eloquent summary of over 25 years of innovative thought, thorough research and ongoing re-assessment of the theoretical and clinical applications of Trauma-Related Structural Dissociation of the Personality by Van der Hart, Nijenhuis and Steele, whose ongoing publications in leading journals I have followed avidly. The theoretical basis is coherently and systematically presented in the opening section, followed by a section which concisely and didactically addresses the clinical applications, from guidelines for patient assessment and formulation of the treatment plan, and then deals in detail with each stage, with ample guidance and clinical examples. The lay-out of the book also conveniently enables selective reading of independent sections and topics. There is a refreshing undercurrent of humility to the book - the reader feels encouraged to examine and comment freely.
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