Recommended Reading

Find below some additional recommended reading to learn more about complex trauma, and associated impacts on memory and the neurobiology of the brain and connection to the body through our Polyvagal system. There is some information on dissociation, working with the body and the use of psychotherapy.

Neuroscience and Interpersonal Neurobiology

Church, D. (2015) Psychological Trauma: Healing its Roots in Brain, Body, and Mind. CA: Energy Psychology Press.

Courtois, C.A. & Ford, J.D. ed. (2013) Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders: Scientific Foundations and Therapeutic Models New York: The Guilford Press.

Cozolino, L. (2002) The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Building and Rebuilding the Human Brain New York: Norton.

Dana, D. (2018) The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation New York, Norton.

Frewen, P. & Lanius, R. (2015) Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment New York: Norton.

Porges, S. & Dana, D. (2018) Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies. New York: Norton. 2018).

Siegel, D. `An Interpersonal Neurobiology of Psychotherapy: The Developing Mind and the Resolution of Trauma’, ch.1 in Solomon, M. T. & Siegel, D. J. (2003) Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain (New York: Norton)

Understanding and Working with Dissociation and Memory

Bromberg, Philip M. [1998] (2001) Standing in the Spaces: Essays on Clinical Process, Trauma and Dissociation (New York: Psychology Press).

Chu, J.A. (2011) Rebuilding Shattered Lives: Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Chefetz, R. (2015) Intensive Psychotherapy for Persistent Dissociative Processes: The Fear of Feeling Real; New York: Norton.

Ecker, B, Ticic, R. & Hulley, L. (2012) Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation. New York: Routledge.

Emerson, D. & Hopper, E. (2011) Overcoming Trauma through Yoga (CA: North Atlantic Books).

Howell, E. (2005) The Dissociative Mind New York: Routledge.

Howell, E. & Itzkowitz, S. (2016) The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working with Trauma (New York: Routledge).

Kluft, Richard (2013) Shelter from the Storm: Processing the Traumatic Memories of DID/DDNOS Patients with the Fractionated Abreaction Technique South Carolina: CreateSpace.

Phillips, M. & Frederick, C. (1995) Healing the Divided Self: Clinical and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy for Post-Traumatic and Dissociative Conditions. New York: Norton.

Putnam, Frank W. (2016) The Way We Are: How States of Mind Influence Our Identities, Personality and Potential for Change (New York: International Psychoanalytic Books [IP Books]

Schofield, L. (2021) Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Guidebook for Survivors and Practitioners

Van der Hart, O., Nijenhuis, E. & Steele, K. (2006) Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization New York: Norton.

Psychotherapy and Working with the Body

Haliburn, J. (2017) An Integrated Approach to Short-Term Dynamic Interpersonal Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Clinician’s Guide (Karnac, London).

Ogden, P., Minton K. & Pain, C. (2006) Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy New York: Norton.

Parnell, L. (2013) Attachment Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma. New York: Norton.

Shapiro, R. (2010) The Trauma Treatment Handbook: Protocols Across the Spectrum New York: Norton.

Schwarz, L., Corrigan, F. et al (2017) The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective therapeutic techniques for the healing of complex trauma (New York: Routledge).

van der Kolk, B. A. (2003) `Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the Nature of Trauma’, ch.4 in Solomon & Siegel, Healing Trauma.

van der Kolk, B.A. (2015) The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma (New York: Penguin).

Wallin, David J. (2007) Attachment in Psychotherapy (New York: The Guilford Press).

Creating Trauma-Informed Organisations and Trauma-Informed Services

Fallot, R. & Harris, M. (2009) `Creating Cultures of Trauma-Informed Care (CCTIC): A Self-Assessment and Planning Protocol’. Washington, DC: Community Connections

Jennings, A. (2004) `Models for Developing Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health Systems and Trauma-Specific Services’. Report produced by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and the National Technical Assistance Center for State Mental Health Planning (NTAC) US.

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