chapter  12
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Integration of Multiple Personality Disorder in the Context of the Masterson Approach

In Psychotherapy of the Disorders of the Self (Masterson & Klein, 1989, pp. 185-196), I described the case of a borderline adolescent who came to the Masterson Group in crisis, and remained to work through important characterological issues. The chapter was subtitled "From Clinical Crisis to Emancipation." When the patient returned to therapy after a two-year absence, I thought I might title any follow-up of the work: "From Clinical Emancipation to Crisis." It seemed that the first two and a half years of therapy had prepared her to uncover a level of conflict that tested both the patient and the therapeutic process itself.