Welcome to the ISSTD Virtual Book Club Registration page.
We have another book “Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation: A Practical Integrative Approach” which you are invited to discuss with the eminent and highly experienced clinicians and authors, Kathy Steele, Suzette Boon & Onno Van Der Hart.
Join us from Monday 11/13, have a break for the Christmas holidays from 12/18 until 1/7 and rejoin us from 1/8 to 2/26.
The book begins with a dedication to you and me and all our patients, in which the authors convey to us several important messages - this is how it goes:
“To all patients and therapists around the world who choose this challenging journey, who are willing to risk and persevere together in an imperfect but wholly ‘good-enough’ therapy. To each of you, an abundance of compassion, courage and clarity”. It is with this compassion that the authors provide for both beginners and the more experienced therapists a road map with many stops along the way, to take in, to understand and to digest concepts and situations that are the essentials of our work.
Organised with private practitioners and hospital or out-patient based clinicians in mind, and though essentially about Dissociative Disorders, the authors remind us of the importance of a thorough assessment of co-morbid personality disorder, suicidal ideation and tendencies, self-harm and other extreme acting-out behaviour, in order to make appropriate treatment choices.
Divided into six sections, the chapters range from the formation and importance of the therapeutic relationship to assessment and treatment planning, and then the phase model of treatment, with particular emphasis on re-victimation, traumatic memories, integration and many more topics.
This book serves as a guide to the therapist “find their way, a little better through chaos and complications”.
Thank you, Kathy Steele, Suzette Boon and Onno Van Der Hart for your most informative book.
Rick Hohfeler, Joan Haliburn and Garrett Deckel
ISSTD Virtual Book Club Moderators
The virtual book club is conducted online through a discussion platform which will allow participants in all parts of the world to participate at times that are convenient for them. Discussion will be led by our moderators Rick Hohfeler, Joan Haliburn and Garrett Deckel along with the book's authors Kathy Steele, Suzette Boon and Onno Van Der Hart.
This is for ISSTD Members Only. If you are not yet a member and are interested in joining, please visit: ISSTD Membership page