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Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder

General Information

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Presenter: Colin A. Ross, M.D.

Date: Fridays November 8 and 15, 2024, 9:00 AM-1145 AM ET

Fee: $205. Earlybird discount (until 9/1) $125. Includes handouts, 5 CE credits, and 2 months access to recordings.

Venue: Online Webinar

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Description

In this workshop, Dr. Ross will describe how to recognize dissociative identity disorder (DID) and the principles of its treatment. He will describe the key symptoms of DID and how to ask about them in a clinical interview. He will then demonstrate how to use the Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) and the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule (DDIS) to screen for and diagnose DID. Attendees will receive copies of the DES and DDIS by email for their own use. The rest of the workshop will be spent on treatment. Principles of the therapy include: the central paradox of DID; the problem of host resistance; and talking through to the voices. Time will be spent on techniques for fostering inter-personality communication and cooperation, grounding and stabilization and other tasks. Techniques and strategies will be illustrated through case examples.

Instructor

Colin A. Ross, M.D completed medical school at the University of Alberta and his psychiatry training at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and is the author of over 275 papers and 36 books. He has spoken widely throughout North America and Europe, and in China, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. He has been a keynote speaker at many different conferences, and has reviewed for over 30 different professional journals. Besides his clinical psychiatry interests, Dr. Ross has published papers and books on cancer and human energy fields, as well as literary works including essays, fiction, poetry and screenplays.

Dr. Ross’ books cover a wide range of topics. His clinical books focus on trauma and dissociation and include: Dissociative Identity Disorder. Diagnosis, Clinical Features and Treatment of Multiple Personality, Second Edition (1997); Schizophrenia: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment (2004); The Trauma Model: A Solution to the Problem of Comorbidity in Psychiatry (2007); Trauma Model Therapy: A Treatment Approach for Trauma Dissociation and Complex Comorbidity (2009); Structural Dissociation: A Proposed Modification of the Theory (2013); Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder: Techniques and Strategies for Stabilization (2018); and The Genetics of Schizophrenia (2020).

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Objectives

  1. 1. Describe symptoms of DID and how to ask about them clinically.
  2. 2. Describe the use of the DES as a screening instrument for DID.
  3. 3. Describe how to use the DDIS as a diagnostic interview for DID.
  4. 4. Describe and explain the central paradox of DID.
  5. 5. Describe and explain the problem of host resistance in DID.
  6. 6. Describe the technique of talking through to the voices and how to use it.
  7. 7. Describe techniques for increasing inter-personality communication and cooperation in DID.

CE Information

Continuing Education Credits (5) are granted through Neuhoff Psychological Consulting, PLLC for the following professions: Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, LMFTs, and LCATs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

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References

Bennett, D.C., Modrowski, C.A., Kerig, P.K., & Chaplo, S.D. (2015). Investigating the dissociative subtype of posttraumatic stress disorder in a sample of traumatized detained youth. Psychological Trauma, 7, 465-472.

Kate, M.A., Hopwood, T., & Jamieson, G. (2020). The prevalence of dissociative disorders and dissociative experiences in college populations: a meta-analysis of 98 studies. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 21, 16-61.

Myrick, A. C., Webermann, A. R., Langeland, W., Putnam, F. W., & Brand, B. L. (2017). Treatment of dissociative disorders and reported changes in inpatient and outpatient cost estimates. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 8(1), 1375829.

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate.  Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Policies

Application Deadline:  November 13, 2024 or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete, and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable until October 15th. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).

Accessibility

Conference is via webinar. For live options, there will be handicap accessibility.

Course level

Introductory

Level of clinician 

Introductory

Accessibility

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Schedule

Friday, November 8, 2024

9:00-9:10 AM:  Welcome and Introduction

9:10–10:15 Program Overview

  • Four Meanings of Dissociation
  • How Common Are Dissociative Disorders?
  • DID Comorbidity and ICD-11 Complex PTSD
  • Research and Therapy Outcomes for DID
  • Question and Answer

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30–11: 45

  • How To Use the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule
  • Clinical Diagnostic Interview for DID

Question and Answer            

Friday, November 15, 2024

9:00-9:10 AM:  Welcome and Introduction

9:10–10:15 Program Overview

  • Principles of Treatment for DID
  • The Principle of Therapeutic Neutrality
  • Talking Through to the Voices
  • Mapping the System
  • Question and Answer

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30–11: 45

  • Principles of Treatment for DID
        • Orienting Alter Personalities to the Body and the Present
  • Writing Letters, Art and other Techniques
  • Increasing Inter-personality Communication and Cooperation
  • Making Friends With Hostile Parts

Question and Answer            

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder

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