"This is clearly the most current, informative, and in-depth coverage of Dissociative Disorders for the general public in existence. Stimulating, thought-provoking, entertaining, and enlightening, the book reads almost like a novel yet when completed leaves the reader incredibly well-educated about this common yet little understood set of mental health disorders. Congratulations to the authors for an outstanding job conveying a great deal of professional information in a highly readable fashion that is bound to awaken public interest in these disorders."
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.
Director of Psychology and Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Traumatic life events can and do fracture lives. The Stranger in the Mirror is a timely book which explores the psychological phenomena of dissociation. Dr. Steinberg has taken the mystery out of dissociation and humanized its complexity in a compelling, must read book!"
John P. Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Cleveland State University
"The Stranger in the Mirror is a masterful integration of sound therapeutic principles and riveting accounts of actual patients with post-traumatic symptoms. The Structured Clinical Interview for Dissociation/ Steinberg Test is a rich and incisive clinical tool essential to obtain a precise diagnosis of any post-traumatic condition.
The Stranger in the Mirror will inspire survivors to seek the help they need so that they can understand themselves fully for the first time."
Dr. Pamela Hall
Founder and President
NJ Chapter, International Society for the Study of Dissociation
"Diagnosis is the most important factor that blocks clinicians from recognizing and treating dissociative disorders. Each of the symptoms is difficult to pin down because it looks like something else-- schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder. Reading The Stranger in the Mirror will solve this problem because the authors bring dissociative disorders into sharp focus. With rich clinical examples, they make it clear what dissociation is and what it is not. Reading this book will be eye-opening and will result in a new-found ability to recognize and treat these common but elusive disorders. "
Bruce J. Rounsaville, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
"Dissociation bewilders survivors, their family members, and many professionals. Marlene Steinberg is the ideal person to tackle the challenge of educating the public about this tragically common outcome of psychological trauma. The Stranger in the Mirror provides a valuable service by distinguishing among different types of dissociation and helping readers to determine if symptoms are benign or more serious. Most important, the book offers hope to trauma survivors and those who care about them: with proper diagnostic evaluation, effective treatment is available."
Jon G.Allen, Ph.D.
Helen Malsin Palley Chair in Mental Health Research, The Menninger Clinic
"Dr. Steinberg, an internationally acclaimed psychiatrist, who is both a talented clinician and an important laboratory researcher, has created a formidable diagnostic instrument, the SCID-D, that allows mental health professionals to more accurately diagnose dissociative disorders.
One emerges from this important book with a new appreciation of the mind's infinite abilities, and a new knowledge of how healers work to save us from ourselves. At last, with the publication of The Stranger in the Mirror, the public is treated to a book that tells the truth."
Alan W. Scheflin
Professor of Law
Santa Clara University School of Law.
"The Stranger in the Mirror is a welcome and needed addition to the literature on dissociation. It should be widely read."
John G. Watkins, Ph.D.
University of Montana