Adam Crabtree, RP, is a trainer of psychotherapists and has a private therapy practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, He is author of From Mesmer to Freud: Magnetic Sleep and the Roots of Psychological Healing, Multiple Man: Explorations in Possession and Multiple Personality, Trance Zero: Breaking the Spell of Conformity, and Evolutionary Love and the Ravages of Greed. He is also coauthor of Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century, and he is coeditor of Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality.
Here he explains that the condition we think of as “multiple personalities” is now regarded as an extreme example of the “dissociative identity disorder” psychological diagnosis. He has worked with about 40 such individuals in his psychotherapy practice. This painful condition is generally the result of early childhood trauma. In some rare instances, when the different personalities are supportive of each other, individuals consider this condition to be advantageous.
(Recorded on December 8, 2017)
Published on March 23, 2018