Psychological Assessment of Dissociative Disorders – Part II - Dissociative Disorder Patients' Profiles on Personality Inventories & "Projectives"


This workshop will provide an overview of the research on DD patients’ profiles on personality inventories (MMPI/MMPI-2, MCMI-II/MCMI-III) and projectives (Rorschach, Rotter Incomplete sentences, TAT). Dr. Brand will focus on how these tests can be useful in making differential diagnoses. She will review ways to clarify if the high levels of symptomatology seen in clients with DD are due to exaggerating and/or feigning symptomatology, including using an interview that assesses feigning of psychiatric disorders (SIRS).

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Presenter: Bethany Brand, PhD
Presenter Bio: Bethany Brand, PhD is a Professor at Towson University in Maryland and an expert in trauma disorders. She has served on several national task forces that developed guidelines for the assessment and treatment of trauma-related disorders. Dr. Brand is the Principal Investigator on three lines of research: a series of international dissociative disorders treatment studies; assessment methods for distinguishing dissociative disorders from other conditions including malingering; and the assessment of the accuracy and adequacy of textbooks’ coverage of trauma. In her private practice, she treats complex trauma patients and serves as an expert witness in trauma-related cases.

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  • 1.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 1.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.


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