Wow, what repression of our thoughts and feelings can do. And what a brave therapist to let it be known how he feels. Not many do that.
I want to add my opinion that schizophrenia is an artificial construct and what went on here could help anyone with all sorts of different diagnosis. I hate that we get all divided up when we’re all just coping with life.
From the interviewer, Daniel Mackler on the youtube channel:
Here I interview Lloyd Ross, PhD, about his work with a patient (whose identity he has disguised) who had murderous command hallucinations (voices commanding her to do things—in this case, to “kill”). It is a beautiful vignette that shines a light on what can be possible through intensive psychotherapy with people diagnosed with schizophrenia. Full recovery without medication is possible, and research shows that it actually is quite common.
Dr. Ross is a gifted and courageous psychologist and a leading member of ICSPP (www.ICSPP.org), and I dedicated my most recent music album to him.
That album, in case you’re interested, is “Songs from the Locked Ward”—all songs showing the dangers of psychiatric medication and the horrors of conventional psychiatry. If you wish to hear clips from it (or buy it) feel free to visit my website.