A SP in charge of expressing anger
C, a young woman with DID, once expressed her uneasiness and anxiety that she experiences these days. The therapist could not take note of the fact that this anxiety state could be understood as an anniversary reaction to her past trauma that occurred around that time of the year. C expected that the therapist would understand the situation, but he instead kept asking her irrelevant questions in order to make sense out her current anxiety state. C gradually became “nauseated” and felt that “something is about to come out of her guts”, that she cannot really suppress, and then lost consciousness. Few seconds later, very disgruntled SP showed up, rudely asked the therapist to correctly remember C’s past crucial events in her life, accusing him of his absent mindedness about the issue of the potential anniversary reaction that he should be expecting to occur. The SP then left the therapist’s office, almost slamming the door. Later, SP seemed to have switched back to C in the waiting area an left a message for the therapist at the front desk, apologizing him for what seems to have been a very rude behavior and remarks SP made, that she could only dimly remember as she was observing the scene deep inside.