Hello! Here is it -- your list of qualities found in an really good therapist. It's a really loooooooooong list !! There are almost 150 descriptions of what an exceptional therapist looks like, and the kind of therapist that DID trauma survivors need. Very thorough! :-) Remember that discussion in the Our Complicated Selves area? Well.... I've combined the answers provider by YOU, the readers of … [Read more...]
Freedom of Choice and Client Empowerment or Therapeutic Exploitation?
I would like to make a follow-up comment from a comment made on the “What Would Your Perfect Treatment Plan Look Like?” blog. Specifically, a portion of heartofindigo’s comment includes the following paragraph: a final comment: I wish that T’s would do exactly what you are doing, and ask. I have heard of so many… can’t think of a way to put this delicately… asinine demands on the patient. like the … [Read more...]
What Would Your Perfect Treatment Plan Look Like?
In this blog article, I’d like to hear your opinion. Mostly, I'd like you to hear your opinion! Your opinion about YOUR perfect treatment plan is very important. Have you thought about what you might like or need? If you think about it now, you might be able to express that better to your therapist or to the various mental health professionals in your area. It’s very clear that the mental health … [Read more...]
Wellness Guru Award
My news of the week can be summarized in the following quotes from two eCollegeFinder letters: First… I’d like to congratulate you, as Discussing Dissociation has been nominated for eCollegeFinder’s Wellness Guru Award. eCollegeFinder is an online education resource dedicated to inspiring and informing college students with comprehensive online tools and information. The Wellness Guru Award recognizes the top … [Read more...]
Turning Self-Injury into Self-Soothing
Self-injury is a problem all too common for trauma survivors with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID / MPD) or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). For that matter, self-injury (SI) is an issue for other populations of people as well. This discussion will focus more on the effects of trauma and abuse and how self-injury can be addressed effectively. However, because self-injury is actually a very … [Read more...]
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