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Research Article  |   November 1990
Understanding and Cooperation Among Alter and Host Personalities
Author Affiliations
  • Peggy L. Dawson, MEd, OTR, is an Instructor, Occupational Therapy Curriculum, 127 Lewis Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211
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Mental Health / Practice
Research Article   |   November 1990
Understanding and Cooperation Among Alter and Host Personalities
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1990, Vol. 44, 994-997. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.11.994
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1990, Vol. 44, 994-997. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.11.994
Abstract

There is little occupational therapy literature that addresses the profession’s efficacy in the treatment of persons with multiple personality disorder, yet the characteristics and complexity of this disorder render it one that can gain much from occupational therapy intervention. This paper examines the ways in which the occupational therapist can help in the treatment of patients with multiple personality disorder by introducing the alter personalities to each other, encouraging rapport among the personalities, and providing tasks that allow the alter personalities and the host to work together for mutual benefit.