Valerie E. Sinason

Founder
Clinic for Dissociative Studies
London, England

Valerie Sinason is a poet, writer, child and adult psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst. She was a Consultant Psychotherapist at both the Tavistock Clinic and St Georges Hospital in the UK pioneering work in intellectual disability, sexual abuse and trauma. She was President of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Disability and one of its founders. She has lectured nationally and internationally and is an Hon Consultant Psychotherapist at the University of Cape Town Child Guidance Clinc and was made an Honorary member of POMS in Sweden. She was given a lifetime achievement award by the ISSTD in 2015. She founded the Clinic foe Dissociative Studies in 1998 and retired clinically in December 2016. She has published over 150 papers and 15 books, largely on disability and abuse and dissociation. "Attachment Trauma and Dissociation" and "Trauma, Dissociation and Multiplicity" were her two most recent edited books for Karnac and "Shattered but Unbroken" with Amelia Van Der Merwe and "Holistic Living with DID" with Patricia Frankish (Karnac) are the most recent. She received the lifetime achievement award from the ISSTD in 2018

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