Network Therapy.com: Supports multiple personalities & Dissociative Identity Disorder

Network Therapy states that they are “a leading provider of mental health resources and marketing solutions for the growing online mental health community. Since the formation of NetworkTherapy.com in March of 2000, our focus has been centered on providing fast and reliable access to our national network of over 3,000 mental health providers.”

This organization offers mental health consumers a lot of resources and information.

BUT…

The down-side is that they support Dissociative Identity Disorder/multiple personalities which is a highly controversial diagnosis lacking in evidence other than anecdotal and clinical observations . When organizations do so, I question everything else they have to say and every mental health provider who is associated with it.

Follow this link to find out what they have to say:

Network Therapy.com

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  1. Altus

     /  05/29/2012

    There are other concerning things about Katherine Johnson’s “article.” This woman has no background in medicine, appears to be your run-of-the-mill therapist and she is writing about research topics and saying the controversy about DID shows bias. I guess if you dwell in a world of beliefs and pseudoscience you can say such things, but those silly people in medicine and science require pesky facts.

    She starts her the PTSD/DID link saying amnesia is caused by trauma….hello PTSD means you CAN’T forget not that you have forgotten your trauma and need hypnotherapy to recall it.

    But what is really concerning what she says about the people who have this PTSD/amnesia she is treating. “Many escape by visualizing that they are someone or something else, far more powerful and that this is not happening to them. Should this happen enough over critical developmental periods, say until the age of 5 years, the experience gets “stamped in” in the form of a discrete, yet split off ego-state. This represents a distinct part of the personality which later gets triggered…”

    Ughh, if that does not sound like an intro to many sessions of hypnotherapy digging for a trauma that happened before 5 but was forgotten and resulted in faux multiple personalities and PTSD…I don’t know what does..This woman was working during the RMT days as she has been around for 18 years…it’s like musical chairs with these harmful therapists. Repressed memories have now become PTSD/amnesia…it’s the same bullshit of hypnotizing someone and have them “recall’ (confabulate) some story while they are age regressed that science has shown time and time again can’t by definition be factual because of the way memory works.

    If only people knew this going into these therapies they wouldn’t get so hoodwinked and damaged by these folks.

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  2. Altus

     /  05/29/2012

    Hypnotherapy can work to help things like smoking cessation, but in combination with any therapy that probes for parts or has you talk about the past it can and has result in bizarre confabulations that the therapist and client take as gospel truth.

    From her site: “deeply empathic process that allows us to more fully experience and understand your inner world.”

    That kind of wording in combination with hypnotherapy should concern anyone….there is no telling if this “inner world” you create together with the aid of hypnotherapy is based on facts or fantasy.

    From the WebMD page on hypnotheraphy:

    “Some therapists use hypnosis to recover repressed memories they believe are linked to the person’s mental disorder. However, hypnosis also poses a risk of creating false memories — usually as a result of unintended suggestions by the therapist. For this reason, the use of hypnosis for certain mental disorders, such as dissociative disorders, remains controversial.”

    Should not be “controversial”…should be banned.

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    • Hello Altus,

      Since the APA published warnings years against the use of hypnosis in recovering memories going on to say that the results are not reliable, I think there is no controversy. It isn’t reliable or a useful tool. Period.

      If therapists use it I want to know why they are not following the APA guidelines?

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  3. Altus

     /  05/29/2012

    Katherine Johnson, who wrote the article for them, practices hypnotherapy.

    http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/name/Katherine_T_Johnson_MA,LP_Eden+Prairie_Minnesota_16572

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    • I think I need to find a weekend, a few hundred dollars, and become a certified clinical-hypnotherapist. I only have a “B” and an “A” after my name.

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