Dissociative Identity Disorder - PSY23

Dissociative Identity Disorder

by Linda L. Openshaw, DSW, LCSW and Andrew MS McLane and Vickie Johnson, LCSW, MDiv and Jordan Jeffrey
(4.2 / 99 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Psychology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Dissociative identity disorder is noted by the presence of two or more personality states in which a person may be described as having different names, temperaments and self-images. At various times, these subjective identities may take executive control, influencing the person’s body, behavior, and/or perceived experiences. The control of a person rotates between at least two of the identities, while the identities that are not in control remain unconscious. In some cultures, symptoms of DID are described as “possession” due to the disruptive nature of the symptoms in physiological and mental states.


The goal of this dissociative identity disorder (DID) continuing education module is to provide social workers and psychologists with information about the definitions, prevalence and treatment of dissociative identity disorder. After studying the information presented here, clinicians will be able to:
  • Describe the different types of dissociative disorders and their diagnostic criteria
  • Discuss the most common treatment approaches
  • Identify some problems with malingering associated with DID

Approval Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including social workers and psychologists.
Psychologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Instructional level: Intermediate
Target audience: Psychologists

Course Originally Released on: 1/29/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/29/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/31/2017

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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APRIL T - New Port Richey, FL  ·  Dec 18, 2018
I would have liked it to be more interactive
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Alina Paula D - Simi Valley, CA  ·  Nov 07, 2018
Thank you, I loved it guys, you are the best
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William D - Valparaiso, IN  ·  Oct 25, 2018
General information about DID and how to properly diagnosis.
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Natalie H - Newport News, VA  ·  Oct 24, 2018
informative and good refresher of information
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KAREN H - San Antonio, TX  ·  Oct 12, 2018
Very informative and up to date with DSMV
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50