101928: Try to See it My Way Squared

Identifying and Resolving Stalemates and Impasses in the Treatment of DID and DDNOS

About the Course:

This course is based on Selected Topics in Work with Dissociative Identity Disorder
The treatment of DID and DDNOS can be understood as an ongoing process of resolving a seemingly endless array stalemates and impasses, often of epic proportions.

This 90-minute webinar discusses impediments to therapeutic progress in work with these patients, and offers a check sheet for identifying areas that require exploration in order to get therapy back on track. A series of vignettes from work with extremely difficult DID/DDNOS patients will be our text for learning how to develop approaches to explore impasses empathically and treat the determinants of impasse determinants with tact, circumspection, and effectiveness.


International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Publication Date:

August 27, 2008


Richard P. Kluft, M.D., Ph.D

About the Author:

Richard P. Kluft, M.D., practices psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and medical hypnosis in Bala Cynwyd, PA. He was one of the founding members and former President of ISSTD from 1985-1986. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Temple University School of Medicine, and also on the faculty of the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalysis. He has published over 230 scientific papers and book chapters. He is currently Clinical Forum Editor of the International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis and Advisory Editor of the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. He has presented over 800 scientific papers and workshops. He has been President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the International Society for the Study of Dissociation, and is currently President of the Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis. Dr. Kluft has spent 37 years studying and treating dissociative disorders and posttraumatic conditions. He has extensive experience in treating victims of sexual exploitation by psychotherapists, and has served as an expert witness in several malpractice cases involving boundary violations. He is currently preparing a novel and a text on the treatment of dissociative identity disorder.

Recommended For:

This ISSTD course is recommended for mental health and allied professionals, including: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Counselors, plus any other professional whose work involves providing service to individuals suffering from trauma and dissociative disorders and other academics whose studies include chronic trauma and dissociation in its many varied forms. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Be able to determine treatment progress

  2. Identify the three trajectories of treatment

  3. Understand the variables in determining treatment outcome

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