Exploratory Analysis of Childhood Dissociation

Saturday, March 24, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This study addresses the current lack of continuity within the empirical literature regarding childhood dissociation. A comprehensive review of the literature regarding trauma-related dissociation in young children was completed, to create a concise understanding of the development and implications of dissociative symptomatology. A discussion of the developmental models of dissociation will be provided, including the normal to pathological dissociative continuum. Theories related to the onset of pathological dissociation, including environmental and physiological, will be identified. Further, complications related to clinical work, as well as assessment and research will be explored in order to provide recommendations for future direction of childhood dissociation research. 

Samantha Clark

Student
Nova Southeastern University
Plantation, Florida

Samantha is a third year doctoral student at Nova Southeastern University, pursuing a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. She has an interest in working and conducting research in the field of childhood trauma.

Ryan Strosser

Psychology Trainee
Nova Southeastern University
Hollywood, Florida

Ryan is a third year doctoral student at Nova Southeastern University, pursuing a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. His research interests include PTSD and complex PTSD in military populations. His clinical interests include working with survivors of prolonged childhood abuse, PTSD, complex PTSD, and substance use disorders in adult populations.