Session Three - Assessment and Diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (and OSDD-1), Integrating Theory into Clinical Work

October 15, 2024

Session Three – Content Level: Intermediate
Assessment and diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (and OSDD-1)
Integrating theory into clinical work (Part 1a) 

Readings:

  1. Howell, EF (2011) Understanding and treating Dissociative Identity Disorder. NY: NY Routledge, pp. 147-165 (Chapter 8).
  2. 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.
  3. DSM5 Dissociative Disorders.
  4. Nester, MS, Schielke, HJ, Brand, BL, & Loewenstein, RJ (2022) Dissociative Identity Disorder: Diagnostic Accuracy and DSM-5 Criteria Change Implications, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 23:4, 451-463, DOI: 10.1080/15299732.2021.1989123.
  5. Hall, H (2022): Dissociation and misdiagnosis of schizophrenia in populations experiencing chronic discrimination and social defeat, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, DOI: 10.1080/15299732.2022.2120154.

Additional Materials:

  1. Dissociative Experiences Scale II (DES-II) (DES-T Excel file sent as attachment for scoring)
  2. PTSD Checklist – Civilian version (PCL-C)
  3. 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.
  4. The case of Harold: Part 1a and Harold’s sleep diary

Timed outline:

45 minutes: Discussion of Readings 1, 3 and 4, and additional provided assessment tools – index of suspicion for dissociative disorders
25 minutes: Discussion of Readings 3 – use of structured interview
20 minutes: Discussion of Reading 4 – misdiagnosis of schizophrenia in marginalized populations
60 minutes: Discussion of the Case of Harold, Part 1a using theory from past 3 classes

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
  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. Discuss the misdiagnosis of schizophrenia in marginalized populations
  5. Apply theory from previous sessions to cases of Harold
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 2.50 ASWB ACE
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2.50 continuing education credits.
  • 2.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 2.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
Course opens: 
01/18/2023
Course expires: 
06/30/2025
Event starts: 
10/15/2024 - 11:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/15/2024 - 1:30pm EDT
Rating: 
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Available Credit

  • 2.50 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 2.50 ASWB ACE
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2.50 continuing education credits.
  • 2.50 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 2.50 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
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