Dissociative Identity Disorder Resources for Survivors, Parents, Spouses, Partners and Caregivers

Here are some resources on Dissociative Identity Disorder for survivors, parents, spouses, partners and caregivers. There is a wealth of information here that I and some of my colleagues have gathered over the years including books, websites, podcasts and links to different resources and research.

Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists by Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele & Onno Van Der Hart


The Haunted Self: The Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization by onto van der Hart, Ellert R. S. Nijenhuis and Kathy Steele


Amongst Ourselves: A Self-Help Guide to Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder by Tracy Alderman, PhD and Karen Marshall, LCSW


System Speak – Podcast


Heather Tuba: Trauma-Informed Support for Partners of Survivors


Robin Brickel, LMFT: How to Repair Love with Trauma-Informed Couples Therapy


How People Heal From Trauma, Thanks to Helpers


The Significant Other’s Guild to Dissociative Identity Disorder


The Road Less Travelled: How to support your dissociative partner, Parts One and Two by Rob Spring



The Risk of Rescuing: Pitfalls and Promises in Supporting Dissociative Survivors (PODS)


My Unique Vantage Point – parenting dissociative identity disorder with dissociative identity disorder by Carol B


10 Tips For Spouses and Partners of Survivors with Dissociative Identity Disorder by Kathy Broady, MSW


Sidran: For Survivors and Loved Ones 


For Parenting Dissociative Children: Diagnosis and Treatment of Youth with Dissociation by Fran S. Waters (2016)

Partners With PTSD by Frank Ochberg, M.D.


Loving a Trauma Survivor: Understanding Childhood Trauma’s Impact On Relationships by Robin Brickel, MA. LMFT


Supporting a Loved One Through PTSD or Panic Attacks


How Childhood Sexual Abuse Affects Interpersonal Relationships 


Supporting Someone Who Has Been Raped or Sexually Assaulted 


Patience Press (for Help for trauma survivors, war veterans, family members, friends and therapists)


Preventing Compassion Fatigue: What Veteran Spouse/Partner Caregivers Need to Know


Training for lay counselors: www.helpers.homestead.com


The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship: How to Support Your Partner and Keep Your Relationship Healthy by Diane England (2007)

If The Man You Love Was Abused: A Couple’s Guide to Healing by Marie H. Browne (2007)

Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress by Suzanne B. Phillips (2009)

Ghosts in the Bedroom: A Guide for Partners of Incest Survivor by Ken Graber (1991)

Trust After Trauma: A Guide to Relationships for Survivors and Those Who Love Them by Aphrodite Matsakis (1998)

Allies in Healing: When the person you love was sexually abused as a child by Laura Davis (1992)

All the Colors of Me: My first book about Dissociation by Ana Gomez and illustrated by Sandra Paulsen (for kids)

Dissociation and Alterations in Brain Function and Structure: Implications for Borderline Personality Disorder