Dissociation : Volume 10, No. 2, p. 080-090 : On the treatment of traumatic memories of DID patients: always? never? sometimes? now? later?

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Title: Dissociation : Volume 10, No. 2, p. 080-090 : On the treatment of traumatic memories of DID patients: always? never? sometimes? now? later?
Author: Kluft, Richard P., 1943-
Abstract: Patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) have been overwhelmed by early life events. However, their recollections of those events may become distorted in the course of their registration, retention, and retrieval of those events, and the processing of those recalled events may itself prove so difficult that efforts to do so risk retraumatizating them rather facilitating their growth. The integration of the DID patient's identity appears to require the working through his or her traumatic memories, however flawed with respect to historical accuracy and however emotionally unsettling work with such memories may be. Drawing upon a stage-oriented view of the treatment process and data from DTMI (Dimensions of Therapeutic Movement Instrument) research, I will offer pragmatic guidelines with which to address the questions posed to me by the organizers of the Amsterdam Congress: Should we treat the traumatic memories of DID patients - Always? Never? Sometimes? Now? Later?
Description: p. 080-090
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1831
Date: 1997-06


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