Suzette A. Boon PhD, 1949, is a clinical psychologist, and psychotherapist. She also worked as a researcher at the free University of Amsterdam (psychiatric department). She translated an validated the Dutch version of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders (SCID-D) and received a PhD for her thesis “Multiple Personality Disorder in the Netherlands” in 1993. She has published several books, book chapters and many articles both on diagnosis as well as treatment of dissociative disorders.
She is currently working as consultant and psychotherapist at the Top Referent Trauma Center ( TRTC) Brinkveld, Altrecht in Zeist, The Netherlands.
More recently she developed of new diagnostic interview, the Interview for Dissociative Disorders and Trauma-related Symptoms (IDDTS). She has also developed a skills training manual for patients with a complex dissociative disorder and has currently six years of experience using this manual in structured groups in the Netherlands. The English version of this manual with Kathy Steele, MN, CS and Onno van der Hart PhD will be published in March 2011 (Norton publishers).
She is co-founder of the European Society for Trauma an Dissociation and was the first president of this Society. She organized the first conference of the ESTD in Amsterdam in 2008, recently she was co organizer of the second European Conference on Trauma and Dissociation in april 2010 in Belfast.
Speaker: Suzette Boon, Ph.D
Suzette Boon is here talking about her background in the field, how she came into research regarding assessment, false positive cases, assessment issues, controversies regarding the concept of dissociation, and dissociation versus psychosis.
The interview was done 16th of January 2011, and the interviewer is Clinical
Psychologist and ESTD board member Arne Blindheim.