Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/101921
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This course is based on the Psychological Assessment of Dissciative Disorders
Clients with dissociative disorders (DD) usually present with a complex array of symptoms and comorbid conditions which can make it difficult to correctly diagnose these disorders. Differential diagnosis is further complicated because they often elevate on validity scales. This two part webinar will provide an overview of how to accurately detect dissociation and make valid differential diagnoses of dissociative disorders through psychological testing. This webinar is open to all clinicians but some familiarity with psychological testing would be beneficial.
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).
This course is based on the recorded webinar, Psychological Assessment of Dissociative Disorders – Part 2: Dissociative Disorder Patients’ Profiles on Personality Inventories and Projectives created by Bethany Brand PhD in 0.
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
March 30, 2009
Course Material Author
This ISSTD course is recommended for mental health and allied professionals, including: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Counselors, plus any other professional whose work involves providing service to individuals suffering from trauma and dissociative disorders and other academics whose studies include chronic trauma and dissociation in its many varied forms. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.
List some trauma-specific tests and structured interviews that are
useful in making a differential diagnosis of DD for adults.
Summarize an overview of the research on DD patients’ profiles on structured personality inventories (MMPI/MMPI-2, MCMI-II/MCMIIII) and unstructured projective tests (e.g., Rorschach).
Recognize insights into distinguishing genuine from feigned DID on the Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms (SIRS). Case material will be used to highlight the use of various psychological tests in dissociative patients.
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