Dissociation : Vol. 4, No. 3, p. 165-177 : The inner self helper and concepts of inner guidance: historical antecedents, its role within dissociation, and clinical utilization

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Title: Dissociation : Vol. 4, No. 3, p. 165-177 : The inner self helper and concepts of inner guidance: historical antecedents, its role within dissociation, and clinical utilization
Author: Comstock, Christine M.
Abstract: The Inner Self Helper (ISH), a specialized psychic structure said to be unique to Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) and/or Dissociative Disorder (DD) patients, has its roots deep within traditional psychiatric and psychological heritage. This article examines some of the historical antecedents of the use of a source of inner guidance within the patient, a source that has been called the unconscious mind, the observing ego, and the higher self in addition to the ISH. This paper explores the ISH as it has been conceptualized in the past and as it presently is understood. Some clinical applications for the use of the ISH structure are also presented.
Description: p. 165-177
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1454
Date: 1991-09


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