ERIC Number: EJ791938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Clinical Assessment of Dissociative Identity Disorder among College Counseling Clients
Levy, Benjamin; Swanson, Janine E.
Journal of College Counseling, v11 n1 p73 Spr 2008
College counseling professionals address a wide range of complex student mental health concerns. Among these, accurately identifying client presentations of dissociative identity disorder (DID) can be especially challenging because students with DID sometimes present as if they are experiencing another problem, such as a mood, anxiety, or psychotic disorder. This article reviews DID diagnostic criteria, introduces assessment strategies for use during intake and subsequent counseling sessions, and presents case illustrations.
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Personality Problems, College Students, Counseling, Clinical Diagnosis, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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