Symposium

Preliminary 18-month Progress Report: Patient Symptoms, Functioning, and Safety After 18 Months in the TOP DD Network Study

Saturday, March 24
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Kimball

The TOP DD Network Study is examining the effectiveness of a 45-session web-based psychoeducation program for DD patients and their therapists. The TOP DD Network psychoeducation program aims to enhance DD patients’ ability to manage trauma-related symptoms by: 1) increasing patients’ recognition of symptoms and early warning signs indicating the need to use coping skills; 2) teaching patients healthy ways to manage symptoms and unsafe urges; 3) improving patients’ ability to identify, regulate, and make healthy use of affect; and 4) decreasing trauma-based distorted views of self and others, including decreasing shame and increasing self-compassion.  This presentation will describe Network study participants’ progress at the 18-month milestone. Progress comparisons will include changes in symptoms, functioning, quality of life, and suicidal and self-harm behaviors.


Co-Author: Bethany Brand, Ph.D.

Hugo Schielke

Staff Psychologist
California Department of State Hospitals
San Francisco, California

Hugo Schielke, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with the California Department of State Hospitals and a psychotherapy researcher. Dr. Schielke specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma-related and dissociative disorders, and his research focuses on increasing understanding of the treatment of these disorders and the relational components of psychotherapy. He completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment of patients with complex trauma and dissociative disorders at The Trauma Disorders Program at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore, MD, and is the Co-Investigator for the Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOP DD) Network Study.

The TOP DD Network program offers research-informed, web-based education about the effects and symptoms of complex trauma and DD, and healthy coping skills to manage these symptoms (including distorted views of self and others, dysregulated emotion, unsafe urges, and dissociation) with a focus on the enhancement of DD patients’ safety. The TOP DD Network Study is examining the effectiveness of this program.

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