Pre Conference Workshop

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue: Selected Topics in the Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Friday, March 23
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Salon 10

This workshop is designed to prepare the therapist to make effective use of a number of models in conjunction. Although a combination of psychodynamic psychotherapy and hypnosis was used by the therapists in the most successful series of DID treatments on record, neither modality nor their combination is advocated or taught routinely. Consistent with its title, this workshop will begin by addressing some basic concepts in the psychotherapy of DID and the use of hypnosis in that process (Something Old), and proceed on to topics drawn from the director’s most recent contributions (Something New), a review of Basic Affect Theory and shame dynamics as developed by the late Donald Nathanson (Something Borrowed), and a specialized focus on addressing the heartbreaking dysfunctional sexual behavior demonstrated in a certain group of women suffering Dissociative Identity Disorder (Something Blue). Among the Something New topics is a challenge to the rifts between psychoanalysis and hypnosis that stem from Sigmund Freud’s rejection of hypnosis in 1895. Newer scholarship demonstrates that Freud’s decision was based on inaccurate and flawed reasoning. In fact, it is possible to enrich hypnosis with the contributions of psychoanalysis and to enrich psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the contributions of hypnosis without violating the basic frames and models of either modality. Basic affect theory helps bridge the two. Examples will be drawn from patients demonstrating severely dysfunctional sexual behaviors and reenactments.

Learning Objectives:

Richard P. Kluft

Clinical Professor
Temple University School of Medicine
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Richard P. Kluft, M.D., Ph.D. practices psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and medical hypnosis in Bala Cynwyd, PA. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Temple University School of Medicine and on the faculties of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. Dr. Kluft is the author of over 260 scientific publications, reviews and book chapters, and the editor or solo author of several professional books, most recently Shelter from the Storm (2013). He has presented and taught in 12 countries. A co-founder and past-president of the ISST&D, he has served as president of several additional American and international organizations. His research, teaching, and clinical contributions have received numerous recognitions and awards. Dr. Kluft is also a novelist, author of two mystery/thrillers, Good Shrink/Bad Shrink (2014) and An Obituary to Die For (2016), and the seventeenth century Ashkenazi folk tale in the Chelm (City of Fools) tradition, How Fievel Stole the Moon – A Tale for Sweet Children and Sour Scholars (2014).

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Richard Kluft


Assets

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue: Selected Topics in the Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder

MP3 Audio Slides

Attendees who have favorited this

Please enter your access key

The asset you are trying to access is locked. Please enter your access key to unlock.

Send Email for Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue: Selected Topics in the Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder