Professional and Scientific References
Scientific and professional references. Essentially just a place to track articles that may be of interest.
For clinicians who are unfamiliar with DID therapy and treatment. People with DID may find they are working with a therapist or clinicians who are unfamiliar with DID. This is a short list of resources they can work with to familiarize themselves with DID issues and treatment.
- International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) - assessment tools, resources, online learning, webinars, etc.
- International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation has references. Start here.
- PODS: Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors website in the United Kingdom has live trainings, and a few online trainings available as well as clinical supervision.
- Shepard Pratt in Baltimore, MD, USA has continuing education units that may be topical
- The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization by van der Hart, Nijenhuis and Steele
- McLean Hospital continuing education and conferences in Massachusetts, USA
See also Resources.Books.
- The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook by Deborah Bray Haddock
- Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation by Janina Fisher
- Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving by Dr. Michelle Stevens memoire by a clinician with first-hand experience with trauma
- From the Trenches: A Victim and Therapist Talk about Mind Control and Ritual Abuse 1st Edition by Wendy Hoffman
- Inside Views from the Dissociated Worlds of Extreme Violence: Human Beings as Merchandise by Gaby Breitenbach
- A Video Series on Dissociative Disorder: Treating the Dissociative Client Training videos (1997, may contain outdated information)
There are several conferences every year.
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- http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0098795 - studies differences in brain between persons with DID and both persons who fantasize and actors
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3233754/#__ffn_sectitle - MRI(?) study of structural brain features in persons with DID compared to PTSD and healthy subjects
Physiological Issues in DID
(mind-over-body, subconscious influence over the body, dissociation over body, etc.)