235 Dissociative Identity Disorder & As If Fusion – Flora

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Dissociative Identity Disorder – Fusion Through ‘As If’

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
~ Signund Freud

Dr. Earl W. Flora provides therapy in Williamsburg, VA, for all ages with a wide range of individual mental health issues, family, work, and related issues. His specialty is treating Dissociative Identity Disorder, and here he adds this interesting perspective to reintegration/fusion.

Along with a full range of psychological issues, Dr. Flora utilizes a well-publicized but seldom used single sentence to quickly assess & identify DID clients. In addition, he has developed an abbreviated technique for working with clients suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder by avoiding the use of abreaction to bring the personas together, without forcing them to relive the negative effects of the event that caused their separation in the first place.

It’s about time… time to recover.

Only after spending 27 years developing and validating the technique has he published his book titled Then They Were One – Fusion Without Abreaction,  in which he describes his technique in great detail. 

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  1. Deborah Poteet-Johnson, M.D. on 07/18/2018 at 7:24 PM

    I have listened 3 times to this fascinating talk while doing paperwork in my office after seeing patients this week. I love it, and will get Dr. Flora’s book!

    • Dr Charles Parker on 07/22/2018 at 1:37 PM

      Yes, he is terribly interesting with this different system that appears to manage the recovery-time situation better. Thanks for weighing in!

  2. Beverley Searle on 07/06/2018 at 9:21 PM

    I liked the fact you have added to the knowledge base of DID, and linking to my talk.
    – this disorder is sooo misunderstood and misdiagnosed.

    • Dr Charles Parker on 07/10/2018 at 4:49 AM

      Thanks, Beverly for all you do for others, – and for your excellent commentaries here on CBJ!

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