A sensorimotor approach to the treatment of trauma and dissociation.

  title={A sensorimotor approach to the treatment of trauma and dissociation.},
  author={Pat Ogden and Clare M. Pain and Janina Fisher},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  volume={29 1},
          263-79, xi-xii

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