Assessing Trauma-Related Dissociation: With the Trauma and Dissociation Symptoms Interview (TADS-I) (Paperback)
Presentation of a major new diagnostic interview to assess chronic trauma-related disorders, in particular dissociative disorders.
Written by a world-leading specialist in trauma-related dissociation, this book comprehensively describes the diagnosis of trauma-related disorders, taking up the many dilemmas around criteria in DSM-5 and ICD-11, symptom recognition, the role of traumatic experiences and of self-report questionnaires, as well as other topics. The book elaborates on the assessment of these disorders, using the diagnostic instrument Trauma and Dissociative Symptoms Interview (TADS-I), developed by the author over decades of work in the field.
Several thematic chapters discuss key differential diagnostic considerations and illustrate them with case reports. Also discussed are the occurrence of false-negative and false-positive diagnoses of trauma-related dissociative disorders, the assessment of traumatic experiences, and the development of a treatment plan.
This book is essential reading for clinicians who diagnose dissociative disorders (or want to learn), and useful for those who want to assist in better recognizing clients with dissociative symptoms and refer them for specialized testing. The complete TADS-I is included as an appendix.
— Martin J. Dorahy, PhD, professor of clinical psychology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and coeditor, Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorder: Past, Present, Future
An extremely practical and useful book to learn assessing and diagnosing dissociative disorders. The information is very well organized, easy to understand and integrate. Suzette Boon describes complex phenomena in a clear and precise way, addressing subtleties that can easily go unnoticed. Assessing Trauma-Related Dissociation is a gift for any clinician interested in improving their skills in assessment and diagnosis. A must-read.
— Dolores Mosquera, psychologist at INTRA-TP, A Coruña, Spain
This excellent book provides a highly accessible and comprehensive overview of the clusters of dissociative symptoms related to early childhood traumatic experiences. Each chapter highlights an aspect of the complexity of the TADS-I assessment, enriched with numerous examples and informed by a huge clinical experience. Clinical researchers and psychotherapists will find an extended analysis of differential diagnosis. An invaluable contribution to improving clinical diagnosis and therefore increasing the number of patients referred to an appropriate treatment plan.
— Manoëlle Hopchet, clinical psychologist, psychotrauma therapist, and former president of the European Society for Trauma & Dissociation