Audiences with authors: Shattered but unbroken
Shattered but Unbroken, ed. Amelia Van der Merwe and Dr Valerie Sinason is an edited international volume focusing on dissociative identity disorder (DID), which combines the narratives of survivors of ritual abuse which led to their dissociation, with academic contributions on the causes, correlates and interventions applicable to DID. It is an unusual Anglo/South African venture in that Sinason and Van der Merwe planned this book with "Anna" at a South African conference, only for her university to raise safety issues which she understood as important.
This book is original in its combination of survivors' writing and academic content. Treatment for DID is soberly considered by renowned American clinician and academic, Richard Kluft. Other authors in this collection include Onno van der Hart, Eli Somer, Phil Mollon, Valerie Sinason, Alison Miller, and Lina Hartocollis.
Valerie Sinason will focus on the politics of anonymity and survivor writing and the politics of therapists writing from the experiences of others.
Valerie Sinason is a poet, writer, child and adolescent psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst. She specialises in disability and trauma and has worked as a consultant psychotherapist at both the Tavistock Clinic and St. George's Hospital. She has published over 120 papers and chapters and edited or co-edited 16 books. She was the founder of the clinic for dissociative studies.
£17.00 until 22nd September 2017, £20.00 thereafter.
Free for bpf trainees
Fee includes refreshments.
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