Paul F. Dell

Churchland Psychological Center
Norfolk, Virginia

Paul F. Dell, Ph.D. lives in Norfolk, Virginia. Formerly a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Eastern Virginia Medical School, he is now in private practice. Dr. Dell has specialized in the study and treatment of dissociative disorders for over 30 years. His special interests are the phenomena of dissociation, Hypnosis, assessment, nosology, and the history of the dissociative disorders. Dr. Dell developed the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation (MID), a comprehensive, self-administered, assessment and diagnostic instrument. He has developed a phenomenological model of dissociation (which is assessed by the MID). Dr. Dell is a past president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). Dr. Dell is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation and Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research and Practice and is the senior editor of Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders: DSM-V and Beyond (Dell & O’Neil, 2009). He has received ISSTD’s Morton Prince Award for Scientific Achievement (2004) and ISSTD’s Pierre Janet Award (2006) for the best publication of the year on dissociation. He gave ISSTD’s Pierre Janet Memorial Lecture in 2008 and was awarded ISSTD’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.


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