YouTube: When the Devil Knocks, Dr. Frank Putnam, Proponent of Multiple Personality

Dr. Frank Putnam, although a staunch proponent of multiple personalities, he says in Part 2 that when “they” treat the dissociation rather than other symptoms, “they get better”.

Retrieved 10/19/11

When the Devil Knocks, Bountiful Films trailer

Until her mid-40s, Hilary Stanton lived with big gaps in her memory that she thought were normal. Then Hilary had a breakdown, started therapy, and gradually discovered that – during those gaps in memory that she thought were so normal – other personalities (“alters”) were taking over from her.

She was host to a phalanx of inner children who fought to protect Hilary’s core self from memories of horrific childhood abuse. It would be the job of therapist Cheryl Malmo to convince each of these alters that the abuse is in the past: it is safe to give up their memories to Hilary and, finally, to merge their personality with hers.

Many of the therapy sessions were videotaped to train therapists in the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder). Remarkably, Hilary has given Bountiful Films permission to use these videotaped therapy sessions in a documentary – When the Devil Knocks.

When the Devil Knocks, Casting Actors – woman on the left is the multiple helping with the actor auditions.

When the Devil Knocks, Dr. Frank Putnam Interview, Part 1

When the Devil Knocks, Dr. Frank Putnam, Interview, Part 2

When the Devil Knocks, Dr. Frank Putnam, Interview Part 3

When the Devil Knocks, Dr. Ruth Interview

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  1. Steve

     /  10/26/2011

    Hilary Stantons psychologist, Cheryl Malmo, states, ” When the devil knocks, invite him in for tea.”
    Really? Much better to ask him if he’s ever been sued for malpractice.

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