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READ DOWNLOAD ♠ The Wandering Mind ☬ Have You Ever Had A Daydream If So, You Ve Had A Dissociative Experience The Same Is True If You Ve Had An Out Of Body Moment Or Thought You Were Somewhere Else As You Drifted Off To Sleep These Are Seemingly Harmless And Temporary Dissociations But Further Down The Spectrum Of Such Experiences, You Find People Actually Traveling To A Strange City And Suddenly Not Remembering How They Got There You Also Find People With Multiple Personalities And Other Disordered Thinking In The Wandering Mind, Dr John Biever And Co Author Maryann Karinch Use The Stories Of People All Along The Spectrum Of Dissociative Conditions From Those Who Are Perfectly Normal To Those Diagnosed With Dissociative Identity Disorder To Expose The Natures And Functions Of Dissociation Their Lives And Stories Serve As A Way Of Exploring Chronic Dissociation And The Trek Back To Good Mental Health The Authors Look Closely At What Signs And Symptoms Indicate Normal, Everyday Dissociation, And Those That Indicate A Serious Problem While Daydreamers May Not Meet The Criteria For Diagnosis, Trauma Victims Who Relive Their Nightmares In Real Time May Require Both Diagnosis And Treatment The Authors Also Delve Into The Phenomenon Of Deliberate Dissociation, Such As Buddhist Monks In Meditation And They Take A Close Look At The Process Of Diagnosing A Dissociative Disorder As Well As Factors That Put Patients On The Road To Reintegration And Recovery Very informative and clear read As a phd candidate in clinical psychology researching mind wandering, I was really interested in this book and I really wanted to enjoy it I couldn t finish this book even though I usually at least skim through the rest of any book.Dr Biever s lack of citations made me feel uneasy I questioned whether most of the book was his opinion touted as fact I was mildly amused that one Wikipedia mention was cited I was also confused at some points, for example, when he explained the DSM axes was this for professionals, who should already know these basics, if qualified to do psychotherapy Or was this for laypeople, whose understanding of the axes may have limited value If the latter, he needs to clarify the purpose of describing DSM axes, especially axes that are mostly unrelated to dissociative disorders.Anyway, I began to take issue when I felt that his perspective was very skewed and that he misunderstood cognitive behavioural therapy I m all for expressing opinion IF they are not stated as truth, especially in a book like this Particularly, he said the most effective CBT occurred when therapists inject warmth and empathy um, the basis of any therapy , and that unfortunately, sometimes psychotherapists are attracted to CBT out of discomfort with their own emotions, if not those of others I can keep ranting about this point but I ll just say whatever group of people he bases this view on is VASTLY different from mine hence, if subjective, please say so.I finally refused to keep reading after he argues for practice based over evidence based treatment an idea which, unfortunately, summarized my experience of the book I do believe Dr Biever has the best intentions here and he seems to truly care for his patients But his book just seemed like he wanted to spew out his practice experiences and successes i.e., Saroj Parida without poring over the actual evidence out there. The structure of this book was odd, and it focusedon dissociative identity disorder DID than implied by the title After a brief discussion of trance prone people, hypnotism and a scale from Apollo and Dionysus, the book basically all centred around Dr Saroj Parida s DID and how jail has made him a better person I thought there would beabout daydreaming, dissociative amnesia and fugue states.