Best Practices in Working With Complex Trauma and Dissociative Identity Disorder

  title={Best Practices in Working With Complex Trauma and Dissociative Identity Disorder},
  author={Elaine Ducharme},
  journal={Practice Innovations},
  • Elaine Ducharme
  • Published 1 September 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Practice Innovations
People exposed to betrayal, abandonment, and abuse at the hands of their caretakers can suffer significantly more complex psychobiological disturbances than those who experience natural disasters, serious accidents, or violent crimes. Treating clients who present with complex trauma requires specific attention to a number of clinical and ethical issues. When a client who has experienced multiple and intense traumatic episodes presents for care, practitioners must consider the possibility of… 

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