Kathy Steele, MN, CS, is in private practice with Metropolitan Psychotherapy Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a former President of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation. Suzette Boon, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist working in private practice in Maarssen, the Netherlands. She was the co-founder and first President of the European Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Onno van der Hart, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychopathology of Chronic Traumatization, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands, and a psychologist / psychotherapist in private practice in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a Past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).
"This comprehensive textbook by three master clinicians is a welcome addition to the growing literature on treatment of patients who have suffered the most extreme early life trauma. A calm and steady emphasis on basic principles, illustrated with numerous case vignettes, offers wise guidance to clinicians facing the challenges of this difficult but rewarding work." -- Judith Lewis Herman, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School "Three expert, experienced clinicians and researchers who are leaders in the field have combined their vast experience and knowledge to write one of the most informative, comprehensive books on the treatment of complex trauma and trauma-generated dissociation I have ever read. This book is clearly written and presents a thorough framework for understanding trauma-generated dissociation and addresses such important issues as the collaborative therapeutic relationship, case conceptualization and treatment planning, phase-oriented treatment, and working with dissociative parts in a safe way that promotes integration. This is necessary reading for all clinicians not only for understanding and treating trauma-generated dissociation but also as a great text for therapy in general." -- Roger M. Solomon, PhD, Senior Faculty, EMDR Institute