Understanding and Working with the Internal Environments of People with Dissociative Identity Disorder
In this talk Mark will present some of his long-term psychotherapeutic work with a person with a Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). He will apply the Una McCluskey model of attachment-based systems (Careseeking, Caregiving, Self-Defence, Interest-Sharing, Sexuality, Internal Environment and External Environment) to explore a way of representing and approaching the key issues in the person's internal environment, and demonstrate how this has helped with the therapeutic work.
There will be opportunities for questions and discussion.
Mark Linington is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist with The Bowlby Centre and the Clinic for Dissociative Studies in London UK.
From 2013-2018 he was Chair of the Executive Committee at The Bowlby Centre, where he continues to work as as a training therapist, clinical supervisor and teacher.
He worked for 12 years in the NHS as a psychotherapist with children and adults with intellectual disabilities, who experienced complex trauma and abuse. He also worked as a psychotherapist for several years at a secondary school in London for young people with special needs, including autism, ADHD and other intellectual disabilities. He has written a number of papers and book chapters about his clinical work and presented papers on attachment theory in clinical practice at a number of conferences, including in South Korea, Hong Kong and Paris.
He is currently Clinical Director and CEO at the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, where he is also a specialist consultant psychotherapist working with people with Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.) and clinical supervisor. He works in private practice working with children, adults and families, providing supervision to individuals and groups and training to organisations.