Richard Kluft new book: ‘Shelter from the Storm: Processing the Traumatic Memories…’

Richard Kluft, M.D., Ph.D., of Philadelphia, PA, USA, is a long-time proponent of multiple personalities and Dissociative Identity Disorder for several decades.

Interesting now finds a need to address psychotherapy induced trauma – after 20+ years of diagnosing and treating this bogus disorder – including me.

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Shelter from the Storm:

Processing the Traumatic Memories of DID/DDNOS Patients with The Fractionated Abreaction Technique (A Vademecum for the Treatment of DID/DDNOS) (Volume 1)

Book Description (partial) Amazon.

Publication Date: March 23, 2013 CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 23, 2013)

How can we help our patients process their traumatic memories without their becoming retraumatized and overwhelmed severely all over again? Shelter from the Storm explores how therapists can confront this complex challenge. No one can completely eliminate the pain of those who have suffered mistreatment, but Shelter from the Storm proposes ways to reduce and contain the anguish inherent in trauma work. Helping those who suffer Dissociative Identity Disorder, Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can prove a challenging task. Painful, terrifying, and mortifying memories rarely yield their grips on our patients’ minds and present-day lives without the help of strenuous therapeutic interventions. …

About the Author

Richard P. Kluft, M.D., Ph.D., practices psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and medical hypnosis in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Over the last 40 years Rick has brought over 200 patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly Multiple Personality Disorder) to complete integration. Cornelia B. Wilbur declared him a pioneer in the dissociative disorders field. “Of course you’re a pioneer, Rick!” she said. “Just count the arrows in your back!” Rick Kluft has written nearly 235 scientific articles and book chapters, and edited or co-edited four books on dissociative disorders, incest, and trauma treatment, including (with Catherine G. Fine, Ph.D.)

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6 Comments

  1. I love this quote Anon shared by Elie Wiesel: “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides”

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    • Jeannette Bartha

       /  04/17/2013

      Taking sides is one thing – being active and making a difference is another.

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  2. “How can we help our patients process their traumatic memories without their becoming retraumatized and overwhelmed severely all over again? Shelter from the Storm explores how therapists can confront this complex challenge.”

    I think I definitely suffered post traumatic stress for decades because of what happened to me, which I did not recall until a few years ago. However, I don’t believe I fit into those fancy categories like DID/DDNOS.

    Also, when the memories began to surface, I felt anger — not trauma. And I focused that anger on remembering as much as I could. In otherwords, I didn’t require a shrink to help me process memories. Maybe the long time lapse made this possible, and of course the fact that the memories were not forced.

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    • Jeannette Bartha

       /  04/17/2013

      Hi Georgia, It may be a positive thing that you are not bound to therapy – your memories would likely get more intricate and you’d likely spend thousands of dollars and be in treatment for many years.

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  3. Anonymous

     /  04/01/2013

    It is literally sickening to learn that Richard Kluft has published yet another book.

    Thank you for your comment, Jeanette: “Interesting [he] now finds a need to address psychotherapy induced trauma – after 20+ years of diagnosing and treating this bogus disorder – including me.” I’m not sure the comment stands out very well, given the other text near it here.

    Maybe you can use some of the quotes below to share with the many practitioners, scholars, attorneys who have known for decades how Kluft, ISSTD, and their promotion of DID/DDNOS destroy lives, yet comment only in professional journals hidden from the public, who refrain from joining in solidarity and loudly calling out for the evil to stop now, before one more life is lost.

    “You think that your silence on certain topics, perhaps in the face of injustice, or unkindness, or mean-spiritedness, causes others to reserve judgement of you. Far otherwise; your silence utters very loud: you have no oracle to speak, no wisdom to offer, and your fellow men have learned that you cannot help them. Doth not wisdom cry, and understanding put forth her voice? We would be well to do likewise.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides.”
    ― Elie Wiesel

    “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
    ― Elie Wiesel

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    • Jeannette Bartha

       /  04/01/2013

      Kluft seems to move where the money is. He’s found an untapped market.

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