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Psychological Assessment of Dissociative Disorders - Part 2: Dissociative Disorder Patients' Profiles on Personality Inventories and Projectives

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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

Publication Date:

March 30, 2009

Course Material Author

Bethany Brand PhD

Bethany Brand earned her Ph.D. in Clinical/Community Psychology at the
University of Maryland, College Park in 1993. She became interested in
trauma in graduate school, which led to her completing her master’s thesis
with Frank Putnam, M.D. and her dissertation with Pamela Alexander, Ph.D.
In 1998, she accepted a professorship at Towson University where she continues to work as an
Associate Professor in the Psychology Department. Dr. Brand has won
several teaching awards including the Maryland Psychology Teacher of the
Year. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on topics related
to trauma. Her research focuses on assessing and treating trauma disorders.
Dr. Brand is currently the primary investigator on a prospective, longitudinal
international treatment outcome study of dissociative disorders. She
supervises postdoctoral fellows in psychological assessment at Sheppard
Pratt Health System and has a private practice in Towson, Maryland.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

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.

Course Objectives:

  1. List some trauma-specific tests and structured interviews that are
    useful in making a differential diagnosis of DD for adults.

  2. 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).

  3. 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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Dissociative Disorder Patients' Profiles on Personality Inventories and Projectives

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Course Retired
Course Number 101921
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