People often ask how I got started working with Dissociative Disorders and how I learned to talk with people with DID. That's a fair question, so l will tell you a little bit of my story. I started my work with dissociative trauma survivors way back in the 80’s. At the time, I was living on the Canadian prairies working at a residential … [Read More...]
All dissociative trauma survivors have their own unique system, of course. However, there are some common types of alters that exist in most DID survivors. This is a non-exhaustive list.
Even if the memories of abuse are hidden from the survivor’s awareness, blocked trauma / unresolved trauma creates very noticeable and obvious symptoms that can be easily seen in their every day lives.
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID ?MPD) has many complexities for appropriate treatment. Therapy is long, and complicated. Look at this list of 50 Treatment Issues for Dissociative Disorders. It’s a lot of work!