Narratives of dissociation: insights into the treatment of dissociation in individuals who were sexually abused as children.

@article{Hirakata2009NarrativesOD,
  title={Narratives of dissociation: insights into the treatment of dissociation in individuals who were sexually abused as children.},
  author={Pam Hirakata},
  journal={Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={297-314}
}
This article provides an in-depth understanding of the treatment of dissociation from the perspective of 7 individuals who have a history of childhood sexual abuse and engage in moderate to high levels of dissociative behavior. Levels of dissociation were screened using the Dissociative Experiences Scale (E. Bernstein-Carlson & F. Putnam, 1993), and individual interviews were conducted to gain insight into how dissociation can best be treated in a therapeutic context. From a narrative research… CONTINUE READING