Towards healing of a trauma that led to conversion-dissociation


This is a case study of a 17 year old adolescent who came in contact with Child and adolescent psychiatry at an inward basis, screening for dissociation gave very high dissociative symptom on Dis-Q-Sweden; 3.6 total scale, 3.88, 4.00, 2.64 and 3.5 on the subscales, she also had high scores on Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children. After screening a SCID- interview was done and she had symptoms of amnesia, derealizaition, depersonalization and identity confusion. We will describe the psychotherapy with this adolescent girl, different stages of therapy individual work – with tf-cbt- EMDR and symboldrama-, family work with much work with not before worked with traumatic experiences. In the presentation we will connect to attachment theories of dissociation, dissociation in a generational perspective and theories of multimodal approach to dissociation.






D. Nilsson
M. Jonsson

Original Work Citation

Nilsson, D., & Jonsson, M. (2010, April). Towards healing of a trauma that led to conversion-dissociation. Presentation at the 2nd Bi-Annual Internatinal European Society for Trauma and Dissociation Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland



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