Dissociation : Vol. 6, No. 4, p. 245-249 : Establishing a foundation for dialogue: a response to articles on possession, exorcism, and MPD
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This response offers brief critiques of the articles by Drs. Coons, Begelman, Bowman, and Fraser, all of which raise important issues concerning the development of dialogue between the psychiatric and religious communities. It is argued that this dialogue on exorcism and possession needs to be characterized by humility on all sides. A rationale for the preservation of humility by those in the dissociative disorders field is given, and some implications of this for further dialogue conclude the paper.