EDCAS Colloquia: Dissociative Identity Disorder: The Real Magical Mystery Tour
The Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions Service of the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology cordially invites you to an evening colloquia:
Dissociative Identity Disorder: The Real Magical Mystery Tour
Presenter: Sheldon Itzkowitz, Ph.D.
In practice clinicians can miss the subtle state changes that accompany dissociation. Patients at the extreme end of the continuum of dissociative disorders can help us understand pathological dissociation as a means of maintaining rigid boundaries around self-states for the purpose of emotional survival. Traumatic dissociation results when the normal process of dissociations becomes rigidified. The child's mind becomes structured in such a way that the developing sense of "me-ness" or "I", that leads us all to feel as if our minds are singular, unitary, and bounded, is derailed. Depending on the level and intensity of trauma and dissociation, the result can be the emergence of multiple centers of discontinuous and disconnected experience or self-states.
Dr. Itzkowitz will present a series of video clips of his work with patients who suffer from DID to show how shifts in self-states occur. He will demonstrate how he engages these states and uses his subjective experience to help patients loosen their defensive reliance on dissociation.
Dr. Shelly Itzkowitz is a Faculty member and Clinical Consultant at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis. He is on the teaching and supervisory faculty of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies where he has taught courses on "interpersonal theory" and "dissociation". Dr. Itzkowitz is a Former President of the Division of Psychoanalysis of the New York State Psychological Association and the former Editor of Psychoanalytic Perspectives. He is in full time practice in Manhattan where he practices psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy and runs private supervisory and study groups.
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