Twelve-Hour Course on the Weekend of
October 25-27, 2013
(Fri. Oct. 25: 7:00 —10:00 pm, Sat. Oct. 26: 9:30 am—5:00 pm, Sun. Oct. 27: 9:30 am—12:30 pm)
316 Dupont Street
$380.00 (Students $280)
The course includes (among other things) :
Listening to recorded conversations between Adam Crabtree and:
1. Chis Costner Sizemore, who is “Eve” of the book and movie The Three Faces of Eve.
2. Billy Milligan, a multiple who was the subject of the book The Minds of Billy Milligan, and Daniel Keyes, author of this book and also of the book Flowers for Algernon (made into the movie “Charlie”) and David Caul, Billy Milligan’s therapist.
3. “Cassandra Jamieson”, A “functional multiple,” who at the time of the Interview was completing her doctorate in psychology while living a successful life as a multiple .
4. Cornelia Wilber, the therapist of “Sybil.”
A presentation by psychotherapist and CTP graduate Karin Porter about her personal experience with multiple personality, including a video interview with her at a time when she was still a multiple.
The natural human ability to dissoci-ate is the foundation of creativity, but it can also serve as a psychological de-fence developed to deal with intolera-ble emotional pain. Multiple Person-ality Disorder is the extreme form of Dissociative Identity Disorder, and as an extraordinarily striking form of hu-man multiplicity, it is both fascinating in its own right and a window onto the extraordinary potentials of the human psyche.
This course is an examination of the experience of multiple personality, both from the in-side and on the part of those who encounter it. It is also a detailed presentation of the psychotherapy of Multiple Personality Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and other Dissociative Disorders.
Adam Crabtree, author of Multiple Man: Explorations in Possession and Multiple Personality, From Mesmer to Freud, and other works on dissociation, has worked with over forty multiples, produced a CBC Ideas series on multiple personality, and, under the sponsorship of the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy, in 1987 arranged the first international confer-ence on multiple personality to be held in Canada (attended by “Eve”, “Sybil’s” therapist, and leading theorists of dissociation and multiple per-sonality).
Adam's books are available here at Caversham: http://www.cavershambooksellers.com/cat/Crabtree,+Adam