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Unread November 15th, 2007, 09:36 AM
Gerald Ford Gerald Ford is offline
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Default Dissociative Amnesia

I am working with a client who is experiencing dissociative amnesia. He is forgetting, very selectively, those areas of life most associated with his traumata. A very demanding and judgmental mother seems to be at the base of a strong self-condemnation. He becomes highly agitated when anyone close to him expresses change, or independence, or private thoughts. (the very things that irritated his mother)
I see much at work here, his purposive behavior, his lifestyle, etc. But, I would appreciate any information I can get about treatment from an Adlerian perspective. I also would like advice on how cautious I might need to be about guiding him into new perspectives. I don't want to move too fast and trigger a dissociative fugue.

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