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Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders - The Standard Course Part 2 2015

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At the end of this experience, participants will have a solid foundation of knowledge and skills requisite to diagnose Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (DDNOS) and to conduct individual psychotherapy to treat these illnesses.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders – The Standard Course Part 2 2015 created by Joan C. Golston, DCSW, LICSW, A. Steven Frankel, PhD, JD, and Thomas G. Carlton, MD in 0.



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Course Material Authors

Joan C. Golston, DCSW, LICSW
A. Steven Frankel, PhD, JD
Thomas G. Carlton, MD

Course Creator

Tyler Gibson

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of dissociative disorders. It is appropriate for an introductory to advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe three differentiating criteria for DID and schizophrenia.

  2. List three useful grounding techniques.

  3. Describe disorganized attachment and its implications for the formation and reinforcement of dissociative disorders.

  4. Know the clinical factors that are associated with the production of distorted memories and the interview techniques that minimize this risk.

  5. Describe the usefulness of, as well as some caveats about, mapping.

  6. Understand the dissociative basis of enactment, projective identification and dissociative attunement.

  7. Describe the clinical processes of each of these (enactment, projective identification and dissociative attunement).

  8. Understand the differences and similarities between hypnosis and dissociation as well as the rationale for the use of hypnosis for affect regulation, ego strengthening, and communication between alter personalities.

  9. Recognize clinical signs that indicate readiness for alter personality/ego state integrations in DID and DDNOS.

  10. Describe aspects of the concept of integration and “tactical integration”.

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Course Retired
Course Number 102130
20 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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