Though heavily defended, personal identity is contextually reframable. This paradox is utilized for treating otherwise resistant and regressive post-traumatic and personality disorders. Patients are respectfully challenged to define who they are, what they stand for and where they’re heading. This methodology proves effective, cost efficient and safe.
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John Beahrs, MD, is a psychiatrist retired from the Portland Veteran's Administration Medical Center, and Professor Emeritus, Oregon Health and Science University. A three-time recipient of a Milton H. Erickson Award, Dr. Beahrs developed strategic self-therapy for treating personality disorders and a "shared self-deception hypothesis" of how human minds evolved. He is the author of three books, with two books in progress: Psychotherapy and The Reality Question.