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Coping with trauma-related dissociation

- Skills Training for Patients and Therapists
 Author: Suzette Boon  Download  Buy Now
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Coping with trauma-related dissociation by Suzette Boon

Winner of the 2011 International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Pierre Janet Writing Award.

A patient-oriented manual for complex trauma survivors.


From Pete Walker – Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A GUIDE AND MAP FOR RECOVERING FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (p. 120).

“Several of my freeze type respondents highly recommend a self-help book by Suzette Boon, entitled Coping with Trauma-related Dissociation. This book is filled with very helpful work sheets that are powerful tools for recovering.”  – Walker, Pete


This training manual for patients who have a trauma-related dissociative disorder includes short educational pieces, homework sheets, and exercises that address ways in which dissociation interferes with essential emotional and life skills, and support inner communication and collaboration with dissociative parts of the personality.

Topics include understanding dissociation and PTSD, using inner reflection, emotion regulation, coping with dissociative problems related to triggers and traumatic memories, resolving sleep problems related to dissociation, coping with relational difficulties, and help with many other difficulties with daily life.

The manual can be used in individual therapy or structured groups.

About Suzette Boon

Suzette Boon PhD, 1949, is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist.

She has more than thirty years of experience working in mental health institutions.

She is a trainer and supervisor for the Dutch Society for Family Therapy and the Dutch Society for Hypnosis.

Since the late eighties, she has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of complex dissociative disorders.

She has worked as a researcher at the Free University of Amsterdam (Psychiatric Department).

Suzette has published several books, book chapters and many articles on both the diagnosis and treatment of dissociative disorders.

Suzette Boon is working in a private practice, mainly as a trainer and supervisor. She has been giving workshops all over Europe and the USA on topics related to complex trauma and dissociation.

Suzette Boon is co-founder of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) and was the first president of this Society.

She organized the first conference of the ESTD in Amsterdam in 2008. She was co-organizer of the second ESTD conference in April 2010 in Belfast, of the third ESTD conference in March 2012 in Berlin and the fourth ESTD conference ESTD conference in Amsterdam in 2016.

The International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD) granted her the David Caul Memorial Award in 1993, the Morton Prince Award in 1994 and the President’s Award of Distinction and the status of Fellow in 1995 for her contributions to the diagnosis, treatment, research and education in the field of dissociative disorders.

In 2009, she received the Life Time Achievement Award, and in 2011 the Pierre Janet writing Award for the book Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation a Skills Training for Patients and their Therapists.

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Suzette Boon PhD, 1949, is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. She has more than thirty years of experience working in mental health institutions. She is a trainer and supervisor for the Dutch Society for Family Therapy and the Dutch Society...

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