Trauma resources

Books, articles, videos and other material covering issues around trauma

Trauma reading list

Illustration of book shelvesA selection of books, chapters and journal articles selected by staff members of the Tavistock Trauma Service available as an online reading list. Shibboleth username and password might be required to access materials.

Staff publications on Trauma

NullOur Staff Publications Online repository supports Open Access publishing and includes work on trauma. You’ll find theses, book chapters, articles and media appearances by Trust staff and research students, and we make full-text downloads available whenever possible. Publications start from 2007 go up to the present day.

Scientific Meeting recording

Watch a recording of Dr Joanne Stubley’s Scientific Meeting presentation from September 2020 on the history and the theory behind the work of the Tavistock Trauma Service (Shibboleth login required).

Scientific Meeting with Dr Joanne Stubley

Dissociative Identity Disorder 

Resources focussed on Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID):

Non-recent CSA

Books and articles on non-recent Childhood Sexual Abuse:

Films and TV


  • After You’d Gone by Maggie O’Farrell 
  • All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews 
  • Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri 
  • Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels 
  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo 
  • Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell 
  • Housekeeping by Marilynne Lawrence
  • Maybe I Don’t Belong Here by David Harewood 
  • Milkman by Anna Burns 
  • My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent 
  • My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
  • My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout 
  • Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan 
  • The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale 
  • The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

Trauma BoB playlist

BoB logo opens in a new windowBoB is an online TV and radio service for education and gives access to millions of archive programmes. The Library has created an Trauma playlist with broadcasts from the 1990s to the present. Shibboleth login required.

Trauma YouTube playlist

Trauma podcasts

Allen v. Farrow podcast

Allen v Farrow podcast logo

Bessel van der Kolk interview

Ezra Klein podcast

Heinz Weiss interview 

On and off the couch podcast


IRISS podcast

Jo Stubley interview

Conversations with Annalisa Barbieri podcast

Judith Herman interview

Judith Herman on Mind of State podcast

Pauline Boss interview

On Being podcast

Siding with the Enemy

Side ways podcast

Trauma and EMDR

Wellbeing lab podcast
The Tavistock and Portman