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March 24, 2005: I am the Director of
Geriatric Psychiatry for the Caritas Peace Center in Louisville, KY. I have an
immediate opening for a full time CSW or LCSW to work on our state of the art
Geriatric inpatient program. This is a full time position, M - F, days, with
full benefits. New grads are welcome. I can be reached via e mail or at (502)
Director of Geriatric Psychiatry
Caritas Peace Center
2020 Newburg Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40205
A Report of the Surgeon General
February 16, 1999
Transgender and Crossdressing Resources
November 7, 1997
Lawyers for a woman "said that insurance companies for two doctors and the
hospital, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's, had agreed to pay $10.6 million, the biggest
settlement in a lawsuit alleging that therapists had instilled false memories and part of
a growing legal backlash against therapies that try to elicit suppressed
recollections." -- "Woman Wins Suit Claiming Therapists Invoked
Traumatic Memories" (11/05/97) by Pam Belluck
The doctors are: Dr. Elva Poznanski, the hospital's section chief of
child and adolescent psychiatry and Dr. Bennett G. Braun, director of the
hospital's section of psychiatric trauma
See these related articles:
"Woman Wins Suit Claiming Therapists Invoked Traumatic Memories" (11/05/97)
by Pam Belluck at The New York Times website. You
must register to use the website. After doing so, use the Search to find these and
other related articles. (An e-mail version of this article which was forwarded to me was
entitled: "'Memory' Therapy Leads to a Lawsuit and Big Settlement"
(11/06/97) by Pam Belluck)
False Memory Syndrome Foundation and FMS Articles including FMSF Newsletter 4.8 -
"THE DEVIL & DR. BRAUN" by Matt Keenan (New City, Chicago June 22-28, 1995).
This article is related to the two New York Times article, listed above.
"Dealing with the problem of "false memory" in
clinic and court" by John G. Watkins, Ph. D. (The Journal of Psychiatry &
Law/Fall 1993, Pages 297 - 317)
The Int'l. Society for the Study of Dissociation, ISSD: "Guidelines for Treating
Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder) in Adults" (1997)
"Evaluation and Treatment of
Adults with the Possibility of Recovered Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse"
(June 1996) at the NASW website in the Social
Work Practice Issues section or ...
"Evaluation and Treatment of
Adults with the possibility of Recovered Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse"
(June 1996) at the NASW-KY website
Multiple Personality Disorder by Paul R.
McHugh (skeptical view of multiple personality disorder)
October 12, 1997
February 16, 1997
How to subscribe to Peter Barach's Dissociative Disorders
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 1995 03:45:57 -0800 (PST)
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If you'd post this on your home page, I'd appreciate it.
A mailing list for those interested in discussing diagnosis, treatment, and research of
dissociative disorders. The list is open to licensed mental health professionals and their
supervisees, graduate students enrolled in a mental health curriculum, and researchers who
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February 15, 1997 - Available at Amazon.com ...
Rivera, Margo. (1996). More Alike
Than Different: Treating Severely Dissociative Trauma Survivors. University
of Toronto Press: Toronto. ISBN 0-8020-0450-4 (cloth) or ISBN 0 9020-7238-0 (paper)
I just received my copy of Margo Rivera's book (above) and after
glancing it over, I'm glad I re-read her earlier article:
Rivera, Margo. (1989). "Linking the Psychological and the
Social: Feminism, Poststructuralism, and Multiple Personality", DISSOCIATION, II(1),
because it appears that she has built upon it. For those of you who
hadn't read her article, it appears that she does cover it in her new book.
---- begin - inside of front cover -----
"Just as the prevalence of incest and child sexual abuse was a
well-kept secret until recently, the phenomenon of multiply personality -- recently
relabelled dissociative identity disorder (DID) -- has been dismissed or downplayed. In
her practice as a psychologist, Margo Rivera has found this to be no coincidence.
Confirming that the root of most severe dissociative conditions
lies in trauma, most commonly child abuse, Rivera discusses the general historical and
social contexts of dissociation and uses clinical theory, case vignettes, and recorded
personal experience to provide practical guidance to its diagnosis and treatment. She also
addresses the controversies around 'False Memory Syndrome' and ritual abuse, issues which
currently divide professionals treating trauma survivors.
Rivera makes a unique contribution to the treatment of lesbian and
gay survivors of abuse. She theorizes that all sexuality is a social construct, subject to
change over an individual's lifetime, a reality that is nowhere more clear than in highly
dissociative individuals, who may identify themselves as alternatively heterosexual
female, gay male, lesbian, and heterosexual male.
Insightful and provocative, this important therapeutic guide will
be of interest to professionals who treat trauma survivors as well as to their clients.
Margo Rivera is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Queen's
University, Kingston, Ontario, and co-director of the Personality Disorders Service at
Kingston Psychiatric Hospital."
---- end - inside of front cover -----
----------begin - back cover ---------
"There are many ways in which to place severe dissociative
dissociation in context, but the most basic way is to look hard at the historical,
political, economic, social, and cultural contexts in which the inequities of capitalist
patriarchy are constructed and secured. We live in a society which is structured so that
everyone has at least one -- and usually more than one -- individual to blame for the
abuses of power that are so keenly felt and seldom clearly seen within a system developed
to benefit the privileged few. The phenomenon of widespread physical, emotional, and
sexual abuse of children is institutionalized patriarchy laid bare. It is one of the most
potent tools that we have as a society for creating and maintaining basic power
differentials and then masking them so that they seem like an individual's personal
----------- end - back cover ---------
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EMDR Discussion with
Francine Shapiro at Behavior OnLine, Inc. (a.k.a.,
April 9, 1996:
Several new articles on the Ego-State Therapy web page.
April 1, 1996:
Accessing the Relevant Areas of Maladaptive Personality
Functioning article by John G. Watkins, Ph.D., and Helen H. Watkins, M.A.
March 23, 1996:
Ego-State Therapy web page featuring the works of John G.
Watkins, Ph.D., and Helen H. Watkins, M.A., originators of ego-state therapy in the
March 16, 1996:
ISTSS, International Society for Traumatic Stress
Studies On Line New location!
Feb. 1, 1996:
When: Sunday, Feb. 4, 1996 at 10 p.m. EST
Who: Maya Angelou, celebrated poet, is profiled on Lifetime's (cable TV) "Intimate
Portrait". This program will be narrated by Oprah Winfrey. Despite the many
traumatic experiences she has survived, Ms. Angelou emphasizes love and hope rather than
hate and despair. I'm always inspired by her and her life's work. This program is sure to
re-run several times.
Source: Tom Dorsey's (TV-Radio Critic) daily column, Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996.
Dec. 28, 1995:
3-5-98 David Baldwin's Trauma Info Pages,
Bookshelf: "Childhood Trauma, the Neurobiology of Adaptation and Use-dependent
Development of the Brain: How States Become Traits", by Bruce D. Perry, M.D.,
Ph.D., Ronnie A. Pollard, M.D., Toi L. Blakley, M.D., William L. Baker, M.S., and Domenico
Nov. 21, 1995 and Feb. 1, 1996:
The Journal of Traumatic Stress, Volume 8, Number 4, Oct. 1995 is a Special
Issue on Traumatic Memory Research. Updated as per info received from Jim Hopper. To
receive a copy write to: J.S. Canner and Company, 10 Charles Street, Needham Heights, MA
02194, (617) 449-9103. The price for individuals is $17 and $58 for institutions. Thanks
to Jim and to David H. Gleaves, Ph.D., for informing the dissociative disorders mailing
list members about this special issue; and to Martha L. Rogers, Ph.D., who wrote
that the journal subscription is included in a membership in the International Society for
Traumatic Stress Studies. You can write them at ISTSS, 60 Revere Drive, Suite 500,
Northbrook, Illinois 60062, tel 708-480-9028, fax 708-480-9282. or check out there new
ISTSS, International Society for Traumatic Stress
Studies On Line
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