3 Hour Workshop
Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation: Presenting the Updated Mid Analysis and Expanded Interpretive Manual
Saturday, March 24
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Salon 1
The Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation (MID) has become a valuable assessment tool for clinicians to determine presence of pathological dissociation, and readiness for trauma reprocessing. The MID is a 218-item, self-administered instrument with 168 dissociation items and 50 validity items developed by Paul F. Dell, PhD (2006, 2011). The MID reliably differentiates and offers a diagnostic impression for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Otherwise Specified Dissociative Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Somatization Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.
MID Analysis v4.0 has been updated to reflect DSM-5 verbiage and diagnostic categories, include PTSD norms on all graphs, correct isolated errors, and improve overall ease of use.
An Interpretive Manual for the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation, 2nd Edition, instructs on scoring and interpretation, and use of the MID within a three-phase approach to treatment of complex trauma and dissociative disorders, as indicated in Guidelines for treating dissociative identity disorder in adults (ISSTD, 2011). Illustrations aid clinicians in more fully understanding the MID Report, and gleaning rich clinical information during the follow-up interview.
Participants will learn to administer and score the MID, and navigate the MID Analysis to input client responses, view and interpret results. Indications to assess for pathological dissociation, and practical steps of how and when to do so will be described. Processes of conducting a follow-up interview will be reviewed. Case examples will be discussed to teach administration, scoring, and interpretation, and how the MID has been used to clarify diagnosis and treatment planning with clients and consultees.
MID documents are available without charge to mental health professionals and researchers at www.mid-assessment.com. This workshop is provided with full knowledge and permission of Paul Dell.
- Participants will be able to identify at least 3 key changes and updates in MID Analysis 4.0
- Participants will be able to describe several ways the expanded MID Manual will be useful in their practice as a clinician, consultant, and/or researcher
- Participants will be able to describe and identify key indicators to assess further for pathological dissociation
- Participants will be able to complete administration, scoring, and navigation of the MID Analysis to input client responses, view and interpret results of the MID Report, and perform a clinical interview to clarify results of the assessment and direction of treatment
- Participants will be able to describe several unique applications of the MID, based on case examples, and how the MID has been used to clarify diagnosis, and treatment planning in both clinical and consultation roles