Symposium

Revisiting the Role of Revictimization and Stress in the Course of Treatment for Dissociative Disorders: Data from the TOP DD Network Study

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

Revictimization and life stressors are common among patients with dissociative disorders (DD), yet their roles in treatment have received little attention in the research literature. In the longitudinal naturalistic TOP DD study, patients who significantly improved also reported less revictimization and overall stressors than those who worsened. In this paper, we consider the role of revictimization and life stressors among patients participating in the TOP DD Network study. Therapists reported on patients’ revictimization and stress related to resources, their families, resistance among dissociated parts, and their treatment team. We will discuss the results of analyses that examined the relationships between these variables and symptomatology, as well as the applications of these findings to clinical practice. 


Co-Authors: Hugo Schielke, Ph.D., Bethany Brand, Ph.D.





Amie Myrick

Clinical Supervisor
Family & Children's Services
Belcamp, Maryland

Amie Myrick, LCPC, has been involved in trauma research for the past ten years. As a part of the TOP DD study, she has presented study data at international conferences and has been the lead author on published articles considering the role of age and stress in treatment outcome for dissociative patients.

In addition to her research experience, Ms. Myrick is a licensed clinical professional counselor in Maryland. She specializes in treating children, adolescents and adults for anxiety, mood and trauma-related disorders. In addition to being a clinician in a private practice, she is a trauma therapist and the Director of Education and Training at a nonprofit organization, Family & Children's Services. She received her undergraduate degree from Towson University and completed her graduate training at Johns Hopkins University.

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