Session Three - Assessment and Diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (and OSDD-1), Integrating Theory into Clinical Work
Session Three – Content Level: Intermediate
Assessment and diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (and OSDD-1)
Integrating theory into clinical work (Part 1a)
1. Define “index of suspicion” and describe subtle clues that may indicate a dissociative process, including hearing voices
2. Describe various assessment tools for dissociative disorders
3. Discuss the use of structured interviews in assessing dissociative disorders.
4. Apply theory from previous sessions to cases of Harold
A. Howell, EF (2011) Understanding and treating Dissociative Identity Disorder. NY: NY Routledge, pp. 147-165 (Chapter 8).
B. Loewenstein, RJ (1991) An office mental status examination for complex chronic dissociative symptoms and multiple personality disorder. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 14:3, 567-604.
C. DSM5 Dissociative Disorders.
D. McEnteggart, C., Barnes-Holmes, Y., Dillon, J., Egger, J. & Oliver, J.E. (2017) Hearing voices, dissociation, and the self: A functional-analytic perspective, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 18:4, 575-594.
Dissociative Experiences Scale II (DES-II) (DES-T Excel file sent as attachment for scoring)
PTSD Checklist – Civilian version (PCL-C)
Loewenstein, RJ (1991) An office mental status examination for complex chronic dissociative symptoms and multiple personality disorder. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 14:3, 567-604.
The case of Harold: Part 1a and Harold’s sleep diary
45 minutes: Discussion of Readings A and C, and additional provided assessment tools – index of suspicion for dissociative disorders
30 minutes: Discussion of Readings C – use of structured interview
15 minutes: Discussion of Reading D – hearing voices and dissociation
60 minutes: Discussion of the Case of Harold, Part 1a using theory from past 3 classes
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