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ntpts web imageNo Two Paths The Same is a unique learning resource film which explains and offers insights into the phased-orientated treatment approach for Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). The film will be useful to any adult who wishes to be better able to help their clients / patients, partner, family, friend or self by learning more about therapeutic process for people who have DID.  This includes clinicians of all disciplines; other mental and general health, social and community services personnel; survivors; partners and others.
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A Logical Way of Being is an information and training DVD which provides an introduction to dissociative identity disorder (D.I.D.) and other complex dissociative disorders. It gives the viewer information about their primary features, together with some understanding of their origins in early traumatic attachment and abuse experiences. You will gain insight into what it is like to live with D.I.D. and be introduced to the support needs of these individuals and the role of psychotherapeutic treatment.

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Welcome

First Person Plural is a small UK-wide membership charity led by volunteers who have lived-experience of dissociative identity disorder (previously known as ‘multiple personality disorder’) or other childhood-trauma-related complex dissociative condition with a similar presentation (e.g. type 1 dissociative disorder not otherwise specified).

Dissociative identity disorder and similar complex dissociative conditions are one of the possible long term consequences when children are subjected to repeated abuse or other traumas from a very young age, particularly when the trauma is extreme and continues over several months or years.

These complex dissociative conditions are commonly unrecognised and/or misdiagnosed as another mental and/or physical health problem which leads to a self-fulfilling myth that they are rare.  Studies from Europe, the US and elsewhere show they are actually much more common than levels of diagnosis may indicate. Prevalence rates in the general population differ somewhat between studies but a figure of at least 1% is commonly given.  Amongst those who are already mental health service users the likely prevalence is at least 5%, yet the majority of these have not had their dissociative disorder recognised.  And those who are correctly diagnosed are rarely offered effective treatment and support or not for long enough to achieve a stable recovery.

First Person Plural works to facilitate mutual support between our members and provides information and training towards improving recognition of and the services available for people with lived experience of childhood-trauma-related dissociative identity disorder or similar complex dissociative condition.

ABOUT US

First Person Plural is the only national survivor-led membership charity in the UK which exclusively works for and on behalf of those affected by dissociative identity disorder (DID) (sometimes called multiple personality disorder – MPD) or the similar childhood-trauma-related complex dissociative disorder unhelpfully known as type 1 dissociative disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS).

We are a small organisation run entirely by a few geographically dispersed volunteers all of whom have personal lived experience……

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JOIN US

Without our members there is no First Person Plural (FPP). There are tangible membership benefits but just by joining First Person Plural you are also helping us to achieve our aims. The more and varied our members the more likely we will be listened to. Members further have opportunities to influence our direction by providing vital feedback on our work, by voting at the AGM or even becoming a trustee to directly participate in strategic decisions about our future.

Cost : The annual membership fee for both full and affiliate members is just £15.00. For international…….

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DVD

A Logical Way of Being is an information and training DVD which provides an introduction to dissociative identity disorder (D.I.D.) and other complex dissociative disorders. It gives the viewer information about their primary features, together with some understanding of their origins in early traumatic attachment and abuse experiences. You will gain insight into what it is like to live with D.I.D. and be introduced to the support needs of these individuals and the role of psychotherapeutic treatment.

D.I.D. and a similarly presenting dissociative disorder not otherwise specified (D.D.N.O.S.) are thought to be more common…..

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TRAINING

We offer a range of training and other educational sessions on dissociation, complex dissociative conditions and related issues. These can be commissioned by voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations to be delivered in-house either as part of your own training provision for staff / volunteers or as a locally organised event open to a wider audience.

We have two introductory level one day training programmes – Understanding Dissociative Distress and Supporting……

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