BOOK REVIEWS

Handbook for the Assessment of Dissociation: A Clinical Guide
Dr. Marlene Steinberg
". . . this is unquestionably the best single source on dissociative disturbance.
Reviewer: Contemporary Psychology


"To my knowledge, this is unquestionably the best single source on dissociative disturbance. . . . The book is a rarity in being so well written that, although directed toward a professional audience, it will be accessible to students at all levels and could well be recommended to patients who have an intellectual bent and wish to educate themselves about the diversity and developmental roots of dissociative experience."-Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

"An unequivocally superb work, this text will quickly become a prized reference mainstay for any serious mental health practitioner concerned with enriching his or her evaluation, assessment and intervention strategies involved in the treatment of dissociative disorders. It fills a long recognized professional need by bringing together in a single volume the best and latest of what is known about the concept of dissociation and its value as a survival mechanism of childhood sexual assault. The author is commended for the skill with which she presented both theoretical and clinical concepts in a comprehensive approach to an increasingly visible phenomenon."-Family Violence & Sexual Assault Bulletin

"This volume brings both conceptual clarity and operational specificity to an area of mental health practice which is at best a quagmire for concerned clinicians from various disciplines. The scholarship and clarity of conceptualization and expression in this volume are indeed impressive."- Contemporary Psychology


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