Trauma-Based Dissociative Identity Disorder

Apr 22, 2022 08:30am -
Apr 22, 2022 05:00pm

Event Description

Trauma-Based Dissociative Identity Disorder; Recognition, Diagnostic Assessment, and Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies



This presentation will provide a detailed overview of Dissociative Identity Disorder, an often misunderstood  and misdiagnosed trauma-based DSM disorder! Contrary to widespread belief, it is developed in childhood as a protective reaction to significant childhood developmental traumatic experiences such as sexual abuse and other adverse and often chronic childhood events identified as “complex trauma”.  These experiences  require a strong system of protective psychological defenses and frequently overwhelm the young developing child’s natural ability to cope. The presenter will cover the childhood experiences that are most likely to lead to the development of  dissociative defenses and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). The presenter will provide an overview of the neurobiological processes of dissociation, a detailed overview of the identifiable and also the less obvious symptoms of DID. The presenter will cover specifically what to look for in making an accurate diagnosis.  The presentation will include discussion of three  widely-normed DID assessment instruments and effective evidenced-based intervention strategies!  Finally, participants will be involved in experiential activities to help support assessment, diagnosis, relationship building and effective treatment planning.


Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the research-based etiology of Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders
  • Participants will learn specific assessment strategies to identify Dissociative  Identity Disorder.
  • Participants will learn the effective use of structured assessment instruments to support accurate
  • Diagnostic assessments.
  • Participants will be able to identify  appropriate treatment interventions for individuals diagnosed with DID.


Attendees will earn 7.0 Category I Contact Hours, including 2.0 Category I Contact Hours of Ethics.



  • Arrival time is 8:20am; Training is 8:30am-5:00pm
  • This is a virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the beginning of the training.



Dr. Delores Dungee-Anderson, LCSW, Credentialed Trauma Specialist Trainer

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member    $137.50
Non-Member       $175



This will be a virtual training. Registrants will be sent an online link the day prior to the training.



Please plan to login by 8:20 am. The training begins at 8:30 am and ends at 5:00 pm.


Registration deadline: April 20, 2022



If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Sep 23, 2021.
Regular registration starts on Sep 24, 2021 and ends on Apr 20, 2022.
Late registration starts on Apr 21, 2022.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 7 CE Hours
Member Fee: $137.50$137.50$137.50
Non-Member Fee: $175.00$175.00$175.00