The Flock: The Autobiography Of A Multiple Personality
Publish Date: 1992-05-26
Author: Joan Frances Casey Lynn Wilson
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The groundbreaking first-person account of successful recovery from dissociative identity disorder, now featuring a new preface by the author
When Joan Frances Casey, a married twenty-six-year-old graduate student, awoke on the ledge of a building ready to jump, it wasnt the first time she couldnt explain her whereabouts. Soon after, Lynn Wilson, an experienced psychiatric social worker, diagnosed Joan with multiple personality disorder. She prescribed a radical program of reparenting therapy to individually treat her patients twenty-four separate personalities. As Lynn came to know Joans distinct selvesJosie, the self-destructive toddler; Rusty, the motherless boy; Renee, the people pleasershe uncovered a pattern of emotional and physical abuse that had nearly consumed a remarkable young woman.
Praise for The Flock
A testimony to [Caseys] courage and the dedication of her therapist, who believed that a profoundly fragmented self has the capacity to heal within a loving therapeutic relationship.The New York Times Book Review
Absolutely mesmerizing . . . the first coherent autobiographical study of its kind.The Detroit News
A compelling psychological odyssey offering unique insights into a nightmare world.Kirkus Reviews Extraordinary . . . deftly told and studded with striking images.Publishers Weekly