Dissociation : Vol. 4, No. 4, p. 205-213 : The dissociative table technique: a strategy for working with ego states in dissociative disorders and ego-state therapy

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Title: Dissociation : Vol. 4, No. 4, p. 205-213 : The dissociative table technique: a strategy for working with ego states in dissociative disorders and ego-state therapy
Author: Fraser, George A.
Abstract: There are various ways to contact alter personalities (ego states) in Multiple Personality Disorder (MID) and other dissociative disorders. This paper-presents one such strategy that the author has developed over the past decade working with such patients. Keeping in mind that therapists must constantly be on guard against the iatrogenic creation of alter personalities, there are nonetheless ways in which the inner ego states previously formed and already operating in the patient's life can be learned prior to any therapeutic intervention. This assures that the search for these inner states is lead by cues from the patient and not from the therapist. This writing will outline an inter-related series of techniques which should prove helpful to those seeking a strategy to access the inner ego system of those suffering from disorders of dissociation. Not only is this a technique for accessing alter personalities, but it also offers additional strategies to assist the work with these alters throughout the course of therapy. It is not a therapy in itself, but rather a group of adjunctive strategies to be used in conjunction with the clinical approach of the therapist who may wish to use this technique.
Description: p. 205-213
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1467
Date: 1991-12


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