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How to Use the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule

About the Course:

The Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule DSM-5 Version (DDIS) is a structured interview that diagnoses the DSM-5 dissociative disorders plus somatic symptom disorder, major depressive disorder, and borderline personality disorder. As well, it inquires about childhood physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse, psychotic symptoms, ESP/paranormal experiences and past psychiatric history. The DDIS has been shown to be valid and reliable and is included in the American Psychiatric Association’s Handbook of Psychiatric Measures. The DDIS is usually administered along with the Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES). Attendees will be shown examples of data from DDIS research studies and then will be taught how to administer the DDIS; they will be provided with copies of the DES, the DDIS and its scoring rules. This includes a consent form for the DDIS. The DES and DDIS are public domain documents and can be used without permission. The DDIS takes 30-40 minutes to administer and can be used in any setting. After thousands of administrations to clinical and non-clinical samples, the author has encountered no severe adverse reactions to using the DDIS.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, How to Use the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule created by Colin A Ross, MD in 2019.

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Course Material Author

Colin A Ross, MD

Dr. Ross is a Past President of the ISSTD. He is the author of 220 peer-reviewed papers and 30 books and has had over 500 speaking engagements.

Course Creator

Jane Doe

Sandi Cardaman has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for more than 15 years. She has worked with eating disorders, domestic violence and clients who are working with the dependency system.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge. This content is at a beginning level.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the use of the Dissociative Experiences Scale for screening purposes.

  2. Describe the use of the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule for evaluation and diagnostic purposes.

  3. Describe research data on the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule.

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Course Number 102788
1.5 credit hour
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