Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Friday, June 2nd, 2023 

9:00am to 4:00pm ET


Presenter: Gregory Nooney, MSW, ACSW, LISW, LCSW

NASW-NYS Members: $60

NASW Other Chapter Member: $120

Non-Members: $150

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 6.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
Due to the prevalence of clients with early childhood trauma and insecure attachment histories, it is likely that social workers and other mental health professionals will encounter clients who meet the criteria for dissociative identity disorder (DID).This workshop is a how-to program to prepare clinical social workers to accurately diagnose and begin treatment with these clients. The diagnostic process will be explored in depth, including false positives and false negatives, and distinguishing personality disorders from DID. An eleven-step top-down methodology will be introduced as the first phase of treatment with an overall goal of stability. This will be followed with special techniques needed to safely incorporate bottom-up trauma-based modalities in a second phase treatment protocol. Insider knowledges will be added through short video clips of clients with DID. Challenges of the work and the risks of compassion fatigue and countertransference will be addressed. 


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe ways to differentiate DID from other disorders in initial assessments  
  • Explain how to utilize an eleven-step treatment process for clients with DID.
  • Identify potential challenges, including the risk of compassion fatigue and countertransference.
  • Describe the risks and benefits of using intensive trauma-specific interventions in treating a client with DID

This workshop is approved for 6.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Gregory Nooney, MSW, ACSW, LISW, LCSW. Greg Nooney earned a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from Loyola University in Chicago in 1983, has worked as a mental health therapist for over 35 years. He is licensed in Iowa with an LISW and in Hawaii with an LCSW. He has conducted numerous workshops on various topics. His book Diagnosing and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Guide for Social Workers and All Frontline Staff has been published by NASW Press. He is passionate about reducing the stigma of those with early childhood trauma, especially those with dissociative disorders. He is currently working on a novel about a man with a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder. He can be reached through his website at gregnooney.com.



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June 2nd, 2023 from  9:00 AM to  4:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $60.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $120.00
Non-Member $150.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00