Valerie Sinason


London, England

alerie Sinason PhD, MACP, M Inst Psychoanal, FIPD is a poet, writer, child, adolescent and adult psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst. She was Founder Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies until her retirement in December 2016 and remains a Consultant. She is President of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Disability (IPD) and Hon Consultant Psychotherapist at the University of Cape Town Child Guidance Clinic; Patron of the Dorchester Trust, Chair of Trustees of the First People Art Centre – Nieu Bethesda Arts Foundation.

Her extensive writing includes over 120 papers and chapters. Furthermore, she has written, edited, co-edited over 16 books including a revised 2nd edition of her seminal book Mental Handicap and the Human Condition , Free Association Books (2010) a 2nd edition of her edited book Attachment, Trauma and Multiplicity: Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (2010) from Routledge. "Trauma Attachment and Dissociation” (Routledge 2012) and her most recent co-edited books are “Shattered But Unbroken: Voices of Triumph and Testimony” Amelia van der Merwe and Valerie Sinason, Karnac 2016 and "Holistic Therapy ,Living with DID", Pat Frankish and Valerie Sinason, Karnac 2017. She received the ISSTD lifetime achievement award in 2016

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