Practice Guidelines for Identifying and Treating Complex Trauma-Related Dissociation
Jun 5, 2020
The Blueknot Foundation have produced a set of guidelines aimed at clinicians from a range of roles and settings who would like to enhance their ability to recognise and work with people experiencing complex trauma-related dissociation. Dissociation can occur as a result of traumatic experiences. While there remain many debates about the correct definition, dissociation can be most easily thought of as an adaptive response to trauma that disrupts associative capacity - access to thoughts, feelings, and other abilities.
The guidelines describe a range of foundational knowledge, and goes on to describe some of the research and theory around dissociation. These guidelines are designed to be read alongside Blue Knot’s previous “Practice Guidelines for Clinical Treatment of Complex Trauma.”