Multiple Personality Disorder

RESUME OF PATRICK J. PURCELL, MFT

EDUCATION

Master of Arts Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling
Santa Clara University – 1981

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology
St. Patrick’s College – 1973

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

California State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
1984 Marriage and Family Therapist License #MF19097

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1982-present:

Private Practice: Family Therapy Institute  – Campbell, California.
-psychotherapy with groups, adults, couples and children.
-specializing in the treatment of adults abused as children, spousal abuse, sexual offenses, grief, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and dissociative disorders.

1992-present

Northern California Men’s Center.

facilitate men’s support groups – dealing with issues of relationship, communication, stress reduction, depression, and grief.

1999-present

Christian Counseling Center of San Jose

1982-1988

Intern and Staff psychotherapist at Giarretto Institute-A Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program in San Jose.
-provided individual, marital, family and group therapy for children, adults molested as children, adult and juvenile sex offenders, alcoholics and drug addicts.

INTERNSHIPS

1982-1984

Giarretto Institute-A Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program in San Jose.

1981-1982

Children’s Counseling Center of Santa Clara.
-provided group, individual and play therapy.

1980-1981

Bill Wilson Family Therapy Center of Santa Clara.

PUBLICATIONS

“A Basic Introduction to Multiple Personality Disorder” in “THE CALIFORNIA THERAPIST” January/February 1994