Diagnosis of (complex) dissociative disorders. Differential diagnosis of dissociative disorders. Block 2. Available in recording By Suzette Boon

Семинар Сюзетт Бун

This seminar is continuation of first  block of seminar on diagnostics of dissociative disorder and focused on the Differential diagnosis of dissociative disorders

Block №1

If you were not able to take part in the first block, you can join now, but for this purpose you will have to become familiar with two previous blocks of the course. For this purpose you can purchase the record of the first and second part (cost each are a 950 UAH. or 30 Euros)
It is the obligatory condition of participation! Otherwise we will not be able to accept your request on participation.

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Block №1 ( two parts)  here


Chronic Dissociative Disorders (especially DID, ASDD and depersonalization disorder) can be perceived as  complex posttraumatic disorders.

Dissociative disorders are not easy to diagnose for the following reasons:

  1. Definitions on dissociation differ and are not always clear. Some clinicians consider dissociation a phenomenon that exists on an continuum (from normal to pathological) other consider dissociation a phenomenon that is always pathological and refers to a division of self.
  2. Patients generally do not present with dissociative symptoms but have a tendency to hide or dissimulate these symptoms.
  3. There is a lot of overlap with other disorders such as complex PTSD and cluster B personality disorders
  4. Differential diagnosis from psychosis and bipolar disorder may be difficult
  5. Main classification systems (DSM and ICD) differ with respect to dissociative disorders
  6. Clinicians do not receive systematic education with regard to diagnosis and treatment of dissociative disorders


As a consequence of poor recognition of dissociative symptomatology, these patients may spend many years in the mental health system, often with different diagnoses, without being  treated for their core problems. In addition, if dissociative pathology is not assessed or recognized , treatment of traumatic  memories with methods like EMDR may be dangerous and  result in decompensation of the patient. On the other hand, there is a danger of over diagnosing and false positive cases as both patients as well as therapist sometimes get confused about the symptoms

On webinars on 30 d of November and 7 th of December we will focus on Differential diagnosis especially on differentiation dissociative disorders  from psychosis, schizophrenia,   bipolar disorder, personality disorders, etc.

Clinical vignettes and DVD clips will be used as illustration.

Attention! These materials will not be included in the record of seminar, that is why your personal presence is very important for the receipt of complete presentation!

Additional information

Suzette A. Boon

Suzette A. Boon PhD, 1949, is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. She has more than thirty years of experience working in mental health institutions. She is a trainer and supervisor for the Dutch Society for Family Therapy and the Dutch Society for Hypnosis. Since the late eighties, she has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of complex dissociative disorders. She has worked as a researcher at the Free University of Amsterdam (Psychiatric Department). She translated and validated the Dutch version of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders (SCID-D) and received a PhD for her thesis Multiple Personality Disorder in the Netherlands in 1993. She has published several books, book chapters and many articles on both the diagnosis and treatment of dissociative disorders.Suzette Boon is working in a private practice, mainly as a trainer and supervisor. She has been giving workshops all over Europe and the USA on topics related to complex trauma and dissociation.She has developed a skills training manual for patients with a complex dissociative disorder and currently has eight years of experience using this manual in structured groups in the Netherlands. In addition, she has been supervising projects in Norway and Finland using this manual. Its English version (with Kathy Steele, MN, CS and Onno van der Hart, PhD) was published in March 2011 by Norton publishers. Translations have been published in Finnish, Swedish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, French, Italian and Spanish.She is currently doing research with a new diagnostic interview to assess chronic trauma-related disorders, in particular the dissociative disorders – the Trauma and Dissociation Symptoms Interview (TADS-I). This new instrument that follows an earlier version (IDDTS, 2006) has been introduced in several European countries. For further information please contact Suzette.Suzette Boon is co-founder of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) and was the first president of this Society.The International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD) granted her the David Caul Memorial Award in 1993, the Morton Prince Award in 1994 and the President’s Award of Distinction and the status of Fellow in 1995 for her contributions to the diagnosis, treatment, research and education in the field of dissociative disorders. In 2009, she received the Life Time Achievement Award, and in 2011 the Pierre Janet writing Award for the book Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation a Skills Training for Patients and their Therapists.

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Please note that there are no videos showing real clinical cases. Access to the record will be open for 72 hours. When you purchase a sminar in the record, the participant’s certificate is not issued.. The cost of recording two parts

950₴ 2400

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