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| Published: October 18, 2018

Managing Dissociative Disorder with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: A Case Study

DIP: 18.01.004/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.004


The presentation of dissociative symptoms is not uncommon in clinical settings, particularly when the client has suffered trauma. The phenomenon of dissociation ranges from benign incidents, such as daydreaming, to potentially life-threatening experiences when it precipitates self-harm. Its presentation may be subtle, belying the distress which it can provoke. Cognitive therapists are well equipped to help clients formulate a working conceptualization of the dissociative episode and to develop a range of coping skills to manage and overcome the experience. This paper discusses practical ways in which the cognitive therapists use standard cognitive behaviour therapy to help clients to better deal with the distressing aspects of dissociation.

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 4, October-December, 2018