Parts Work Therapy and Complex PTSD

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Skip Intro: 0:36
Complex PTSD 0:58
Parts Work 3:58
Dissociative Identity Disorder 5:08
When do parts “Act out?” 5:37
Healing/ “Integration” 8:23
Conclusion/Clarification on “healing” 11:29
References/Outro 12:20
Lamison, P. & Mancia, P. (2016). Understanding Trauma in Children. [Powerpoint Slides].

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O’Connor, M. & Elklit., A. (2008). Attachment styles, traumatic events, and PTSD: a cross-sectional investigation of adult attachment and trauma. Attachment & Human Development, 10(1), 59-71, DOI: 10.1080/14616730701868597

Schwartz, A. (2018, January 9). Parts Work Therapy- Dr. Arielle Schwartz. Arielle Schwartz, PhD. Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Retrieved from

Noricks,J. (N.d.). Parts Psychology: A Trauma-Based Treatment Approach. SocialWork.Career. Retrieved from

Turner, R. J., & Brown, R. L. (2010). Social support and mental health. A handbook for the study of mental health: Social contexts, theories, and systems, 2, 200-212.

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