Martin Dorahy, PhD, DClinPsych, is a clinical psychologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury. He has a clinical, theoretical and research interest in complex trauma and dissociative disorders, their phenomenology, and cognitive and affective underpinnings. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and Co-edited two books in the area of psychotraumatology (Traumatic Dissociation: Neurobiology and Treatment, 2007, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc; Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation: Emerging Perspectives on Severe Psychopathology, 2008, Wiley Press). He is Chair of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation’s David Caul Graduate Research Award and Co-editor (with Onno van der Hart, PhD) of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation’s Newsletter. Along with his academic and research work, he maintains a clinical practice focused primarily on the adult sequelae of childhood relational trauma.