Blogger’s Bio

I believe that multiple personalities and the diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is generated by psychotherapeutic interventions that rely on speculation and anecdotal evidence rather than scientifically-based evidence. It is well documented in the scientific literature that DID therapies often create some false memories of heinous sex crimes against children by encouraging adult-patients to recall abuse events that may, or may not, have occurred. In many cases, DID therapy has permanently harmed patients and fractured relationships within family units. The fact that DID can kill is evidenced by court proceedings that charged therapists and medical doctors of psychiatry with malpractice and patient neglect. Several of my friends died during treatment for dissociative disorders and/or multiple personalities.

Most professionals who work in the field of mental-health care are undoubtedly caring people who offer helpful services for clients. There are also practitioners and psychotherapies that disregard facts and evidence; these shortcomings have caused permanent injury and sometimes death to patients in their care.

Although I was not abused during childhood, I was treated for over six years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA for Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personalities) stemming from theories associated with repressed memories. My attending psychiatrist held a medical degree (Medical Doctor , M.D.) and was considered an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple personalities, renamed Dissociative Identity Disorder, . He was a founding member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D) at the time I was treated.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and have never chosen to offer psychotherapy.


  • The College of New Jersey, Bachelor’s degree, psychology
  • The College of New Jersey, Graduate studies, psychology
  • New York Times video, November 24, 2014, featured participant, Barbara Dury, Producer. Sybil: A Brilliant Hysteric?
  • Frontline: Divided Memories, documentary consultant, Ofra Bikel, Producer
  • Journalist; reported on the Rebirthing Therapy trial in Colorado, USA. Psychotherapists Connell Watkins & Julie Ponder, were convicted of child abuse resulting in death after murdering 10 year-old Candace Newmaker, of North Carolina during treatment.
  • David Burns, M.D., Author of Feel Good: The New Mood Book, workshop participant
  • The False Memory Syndrome Foundation, newsletter contributor and volunteer
  • Crisis USA, certified crisis telephone-hotline
  • New Jersey State Psychiatric Hospital, Social Re-education
  • Eden Institute, Princeton, NJ, Volunteer Coordinator, created agency manual, house-parent
  • Candace’s Law contributor. Testified before Colorado House and Senate in support of the bill banning Rebirthing Therapy in Colorado, USA.

Writing Studies:

  • The University of Iowa, Iowa, USA: the Writer’s Summer Workshop
  • The University of Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Lighthouse Writers, Denver, Colorado, USA
  • The University of Colorado – Boulder, USA
  • Writer’s Idea Factory, Louisville, Colorado, USA

Sport of Fencing 

  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, instructor
  • The College of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA, instructor
  • The College of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA, team captain, national competitor, & medal recipient. Studied under Roxanne Busch & Marie Koch.
  • Hungarian American Athletic Club, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, competitor
  • Philadelphia Fencing Academy  – studies & training under Mark L. Masters
  • Salle Santelli – studied under Maestro Santelli, New York, New York, USA.
  • Cheyenne Fencing Society and Modern Pentathlon Center, instructor & studies under Elaine Cherris, Denver, CO
  • South Denver Fencing Academy, fencing studies under Matthew Jordon
  • United States Fencing Association, competitor & former professional member
  • Special Olympics, volunteer
  • Fencing; private instruction & coaching


  • Children’s Playground Theater, (defunct) actor, stage combat coordinator, Boulder, CO, USA.
  • Princeton Rep Company, props & set design, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
  • Denver Women’s Chorus, singer, Denver, CO, USA
  • Boulder Chorale, singer, Boulder, CO, USA

Memberships & Affiliations

  • National Writer’s Union, AFLCIO, member, New York, NY, USA
  • American Christian Fiction Writers, Denver, Colorado, USA
  • False Memory Syndrome Action-Network
  • Writers Idea Factory, Louisville, Colorado

Diagnosed & Treated for multiple personalities/Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID):

  • treatment dates: 1986-1992.
  • inpatient hospitalization (1986-1988). Rotated in and out of private psychiatric hospital for 15 subsequent admissions & discharges.  Total treatment days for multiple personalities – 1,040. Total inpatient years – ~ 3.
  • Total cost for treatment over $1,000,000 (one million) US dollars.
  • diagnosed by: Dr. Stratford, M.D. * & second-opinion by Dr. Richard Kluft, M.D., Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Legal Wranglings:

  • filed a medical malpractice and negligence lawsuit against Dr. Stratford* and the hospital where he was employed in North East Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • settled 2 days before trial
  • have a partial gag-order which means I cannot disclose the identity of Dr. Stratford or the hospital where the crimes occurred.

* a pseudonym


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