Treatment stabilization and crisis prevention. Pacing the therapy of the multiple personality disorder patient

Psychiatr Clin North Am. 1991 Sep;14(3):661-75.


This article briefly reviews the tactical integrationist's perspective in the work with multiple personality disorder patients. Its foundation is a cognitively based treatment paradigm geared toward controlled abreactions with cognitive restructuring throughout therapy. It is a suppression-dilution-of-affect model that focuses on the achievement of control and mastery for patient and therapist alike.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / methods
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Crisis Intervention*
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Dissociative Disorders / psychology
  • Dissociative Disorders / therapy*
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder / psychology
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder / therapy*
  • Double Bind Interaction
  • Humans
  • Personality Development
  • Psychotherapy / methods*