This accessible guidebook has been created to be used alongside the picture book, Our House: Making Sense of Dissociative Identity Disorder, as a broad introduction to childhood trauma and its legacies, with a focus on dissociation and DID.
This clear and easy-to-read resource offers an insight into trauma, its continuing effects and the continuum of dissociation. Practical exercises and opportunities for reflective discussion are included throughout to encourage personal engagement either individually or through treatment. Written with clinical accuracy, warmth and compassion, it will expand the reader's knowledge of DID and deepen the understanding, application and usefulness of the picture book.
Key features include:
Photocopiable and downloadable resources and activities designed to develop a richer and more personal understanding of the development of DID
A page-by-page insight into images from the picture book
Further reading suggestions and information about treatment and support for survivors, as well as for the family, friends and professionals who journey with them
Bringing clarity to a complex issue, this is an invaluable resource for survivors of trauma and for those who support them, counsellors, psychologists, social care workers and other professionals, as well as family and friends.
Lindsay Schofield is a Consultant Psychotherapist with a private practice in Surrey, England. She has worked in private practice for two decades, providing treatment and support to individuals and couples, helping them with a wide range of emotional and mental health challenges. A specialist in trauma and dissociation, she has dedicated thousands of hours to learning about working with survivors of complex trauma. With a strongly relational and collaborative approach, the Picture book and Guidebook were born out of desire to make the complex clear and bridge divides wrought by traumatic experiences and misunderstanding. Lindsay has written and delivered her own workshops in the UK and internationally, and provides supervision to practitioners working in different contexts, clinical and pastoral. She is accredited with the BABCP, the BACP (Senior), the ACC (Supervisor), the NCS (Senior/Supervisor) and the NCP (Senior). In her spare time, she enjoys a menagerie of animals and nature.Cassie Herschel-Shorland is a freelance designer, illustrator, and artist. She works predominantly on increasing access to the diverse history of places, objects, and people's associated stories. As an active tutor Cassie is also passionate about supporting mental health and wellbeing through creative workshops often in museums, galleries, or libraries; encouraging people to explore and illustrate their own stories.Cassie has BA(Hons) in 3D design, post graduate certificate in illustration and a Master of Arts in historical illustration. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.