What you'll learn

  • Describe the diagnostic criteria, phenomenology, and presentations of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).

  • Outline strategies for comprehensive assessment and recognition of DID in different cultural and clinical contexts.

  • Discuss a broad range of treatment options, including psychotherapeutic, psychopharmacological, and other novel strategies.

  • Describe the neurobiological basis of DID and how this research may advance treatment strategies.

Course description

This course is designed for mental health professionals who are seeking to deepen their understanding of DID, a diagnosis that has sparked controversy and debate in the psychiatric community. Our program offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the historical evolution of DID, gain insights into the current diagnostic criteria, and look ahead at the future of treatment and research in the field. 

Participants will engage with renowned experts, including leading researchers and clinicians who have dedicated their careers to understanding and treating DID. The course will cover a wide range of topics, from the phenomenology of the disorder and cross-cultural presentations to advanced therapeutic interventions such as pharmacological treatments, hypnosis, and innovative neurobiological approaches. The program also includes presentations on complex issues such as child sex trafficking's relationship to dissociative disorders and the application of black feminist approaches in healing from sexual abuse. 

This course is not just an academic exercise; it's an immersive experience designed to challenge, enlighten, and empower mental health professionals. It offers a unique opportunity to network with peers and thought leaders, engage in dynamic discussions, and contribute to shaping the future of mental health care for those with DID. 

Register now to be a part of this groundbreaking event and take a step forward in your professional journey toward understanding and effectively treating Dissociative Identity Disorder.

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