Peggy L. Dawson; Understanding and Cooperation Among Alter and Host Personalities. Am J Occup Ther 1990;44(11):994-997. doi: 10.5014/ajot.44.11.994.
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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.
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