Dissociative Identity Disorder: Practice-Informed Research For Counselors-In-Training

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/600612
Title:
Dissociative Identity Disorder: Practice-Informed Research For Counselors-In-Training
Authors:
Littleton, Joshua
Abstract:
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a mental disorder defined by the presence of more than one distinct personality state within an individual. Individuals with such disorder exhibit multiple selves (i.e., apparently normal and emotional states) rather than one integrated awareness, personality, and memory. This presentation is the outcome of applying research skills to inform practice and using said practice to guide the research. The learning experience was brought about by a counselor-in-training’s encounter with a client with DID and the journey to navigate the gap between novice counselor and experienced clinician with this unique population. It includes a case study of “Denise,” a review of tri-phasic treatment models including trauma-informed and relationally-focused methods and corresponding guidelines for therapists; a review of interdisciplinary (i.e., medical sciences, psychotherapy, and social work) sample techniques from corresponding grief and trauma work; and implications for further training in diagnosis and readily-available assessments (i.e., Dissociative Experiences Scale and Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule) for DID. To date, tri-phasic treatment approaches (i.e., alliance work, abreaction or relationally-focused treatment, and fusion) for DID are considered most efficacious when navigating clients through integration toward a unified sense of self. Introductory neuroscience concepts as they relate to counseling clients with DID are discussed.
Affiliation:
Department of Counselor Education, Leadership, and Research
Issue Date:
Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/600612
Type:
Other
Language:
en_US
Description:
Poster presented at the 2016 Graduate Education Day
Appears in Collections:
2016 Graduate Research Day; Counselor Education, Leadership, and Research: Student Research and Presentations

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLittleton, Joshuaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-04T14:58:02Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-04T14:58:02Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/600612en
dc.descriptionPoster presented at the 2016 Graduate Education Dayen
dc.description.abstractDissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a mental disorder defined by the presence of more than one distinct personality state within an individual. Individuals with such disorder exhibit multiple selves (i.e., apparently normal and emotional states) rather than one integrated awareness, personality, and memory. This presentation is the outcome of applying research skills to inform practice and using said practice to guide the research. The learning experience was brought about by a counselor-in-training’s encounter with a client with DID and the journey to navigate the gap between novice counselor and experienced clinician with this unique population. It includes a case study of “Denise,” a review of tri-phasic treatment models including trauma-informed and relationally-focused methods and corresponding guidelines for therapists; a review of interdisciplinary (i.e., medical sciences, psychotherapy, and social work) sample techniques from corresponding grief and trauma work; and implications for further training in diagnosis and readily-available assessments (i.e., Dissociative Experiences Scale and Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule) for DID. To date, tri-phasic treatment approaches (i.e., alliance work, abreaction or relationally-focused treatment, and fusion) for DID are considered most efficacious when navigating clients through integration toward a unified sense of self. Introductory neuroscience concepts as they relate to counseling clients with DID are discussed.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectMultiple Personality Disorderen
dc.subjectInterdisciplinary Researchen
dc.subjectNeurosciencesen
dc.titleDissociative Identity Disorder: Practice-Informed Research For Counselors-In-Trainingen_US
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Counselor Education, Leadership, and Researchen
dc.description.advisorDeaner, Richarden
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