Symposium

Therapeutic Processes, Challenges, Feedback, and Progress: Updates from the Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOP DD) Network Study

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

The TOP DD Network study is assessing the effectiveness of a web-based psychoeducational program for DD patients and their therapists. The papers presented will examine functioning and symptom changes after 18 months of participation, the influence of revictimization on the patients’ progress, and quantitative and qualitative participant program feedback.

Learning Objectives:

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.

Presentation(s):

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Lisa S. Panisch

Doctoral Student
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Lisa S. Panisch, MSW, is currently a first-year doctoral and research assistant for the Treatment of Pateints with Dissociative Disorders (TOP DD) Study. With a broad focus on childhood trauma and health outcomes, her research investigates relationships between childhood sexual abuse and women's health. She is particularly interested in the role of dissociation in women's health issues related to inflammation, autoimmunity, and the vagal system. Lisa draws upon her experience in the field as a provider of clinical neurofeedback, a research and educational training consultant on childhood trauma for ACE Interface, and former teacher to ground her work.

Presentation(s):

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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.

Presentation(s):

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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.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Hugo Schielke

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.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Amie Myrick

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.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Hugo Schielke


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