Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis and Treatment



Saturday, March 29
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Program ID #521, Poster Area 5
Hearing the Voices of Practitioners: A Focus Group and Interviews Conducted with Counselors Working with Those with DID

30-Minute Poster Session
Jennifer H. Greene, Joseph M. Graham, Jr., Zachary D. Bloom 
Individuals diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID) have been largely misunderstood due to inaccurate portrayals in the media and a lack of knowledge among mental health professionals. Little research has focused on best practices in working with this population. The research study that will be presented starts to rectify that. Interviews and focus groups were conducted with clinicians working with individuals diagnosed with DID. This poster will introduce the resulting themes supported by the clinicians' own words. These themes include frameworks that clinicians use, clinician characteristics that are helpful for clients with DID, and which techniques are effective for individuals with DID.


Saturday, March 29
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Program ID #558, Poster Area 10
Breaking Down the Differences: Latino Men Gender Role Strain and Depression

30-Minute Poster Session
Jesse Valdez 
The experience and expression of depression for some men is unique. As such, it is inconsistently identified by those who would be able to help. Latino men in particular may be at high risk for experiencing this undiagnosed and therefore untreated masculine type of depression. The goal of the current investigation was to conduct a secondary analysis assessing if the endorsement of traditional masculine gender-role norms, trait-type anger, and outwardly expressed anger could predict depression scale scores differentially for Caucasian and Latino men. It was hypothesized that Latino men’s endorsement of these variables would significantly predict their depression scale scores. Implications for clinicians and future researchers are provided.


Saturday, March 29
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Program ID #567, Poster Area 3
Achieving a Seamless Integration of the Major Theories of Psychotherapy

30-Minute Poster Session
Robert M. Anderson 
Numerous theories of psychotherapy have been developed over the past millennium. Psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies are among the most prominent. Each of these therapies can be effective and each offers unique ways of approaching the psychotherapeutic treatment of clients. Recently there have been serious attempts to integrate disparate therapies and bring their most effective characteristics to bear on clinical problems. Theoretical integration attempts to synthesize theories into a unified whole. Understanding methods for achieving theoretical integration can assist the therapist in achieving this kind of theoretical maturity while providing the client with fully human yet empirically based treatment.

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Advance Rates Thru 2/15/14

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Day: $170
Evening: $125

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Evening: $185

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