Integrating the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation into Clinical Practice: MID Analysis v5.0 and Interpretive Manual, 3rd Edition (6 hour webinar)

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Sat Aug 1, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)

Integrating the Multidimensional Inventory into Clinical Practice: MID Analysis v5.0 and Updated Interpretive Manual - 6 hour live webinar.

  • August 1, 2020, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm CDT (lunch 12:15-1:15 pm, CDT)
  • Approved for 6.0 EMDRIA Credits (EC Program Approval Number #20001-02)
  • CEUs may be purchased separately from R. Cassidy Seminars for a fee of $40 on or after the day of the webinar. (
  • $120 (USD) for fully licensed clinicians, $80 (USD) for students or provisionally licensed clinicians

Since the development of EMDR in the early 1990s, a large body of research has shown that it is efficacious for PTSD. Clinicians and researchers have found positive treatment effects beyond PTSD for more complicated conditions. Unfortunately, clinicians soon discovered that EMDR seemed to move complex trauma patients into dysregulated states rather than towards the expected, adaptive resolution of targeted traumatic memories.

Stories of uncontrolled abreactions, the unplanned emergence of self-states, and subsequent destabilization leading to major setbacks or harm prompted some clinicians to dismiss EMDR as a viable treatment option for persons with dissociative features. Although some advanced EMDR trainings and publications address these complexities, ‘basic’ EMDR therapy trainings historically have not. Therapists new to EMDR gain a powerful tool, yet they are frequently caught unprepared to recognize dissociative features, conceptualize treatment in terms of dissociation, or modify treatment when dissociative symptoms pose a treatment challenge.

The Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation (MID) has thus become a valuable assessment tool for trauma-focused clinicians–and EMDR practitioners in particular–both to determine the presence of pathological dissociation and to develop more fine-grained interventions for preparation and successful trauma accessing/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.
Participants will be introduced to the MID in this ‘walk-through,’ during which they will learn to administer and score the MID; navigate the MID Analysis to enter data, interpret results, and conduct a follow-up interview; and begin to understand how the information offered up by the MID Report may influence treatment. Those who are new to the study of dissociation will also learn about later-treatment phase Indicators to go back and assess for pathological dissociation, as well as, in a concrete way, to connect MID impressions with what clinicians may see (or have already seen) in client sessions.
Case examples will be discussed, with particular attention paid to how certain clusters of dissociative symptoms could influence clinician’s decisions regarding the use of specific kinds of preparation and trauma accessing methods. Implications for stabilization and potential markers for readiness for trauma accessing in an EMDR therapy frame will be offered.
MID documents are available without charge to mental health professionals and researchers at

Learning Objectives:

1) Participants will be able to identify at least 3 areas that have been update or changed in the MID Analysis v5.0 and 3rd Edition of the Interpretive Manual.

2) Participants will be able to describe and identify key indicators to assess further for pathological dissociation early in treatment (before trauma accessing), and when concerns arise throughout treatment.

3) Participants will be able to complete administration, scoring, and navigation of the MID Analysis to input test-taker responses, view and interpret results of the MID Report, and perform a clinical interview to clarify results of the assessment and direction of treatment.

4) Participants will be able to describe several unique applications of the MID Report, based on case examples, and how the MID can be used to clarify diagnosis and guide treatment planning in both clinical and consultation roles.

Content & Timeline:
This webinar is to be presented in four 90-minute segments, August 1, 2020, from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm CDT.
Part 1 (90 minutes)
▫ Myths and Facts about Dissociation
▫ MID: At-a-Glance
▫ Key MID Concepts: Mindset and 23 Symptoms
▫ Introduction to the MID Documents
▫ Administering the MID: Why, When, and What
▫ Overview of the MID Report
▫ Q&A (
(15-minute break)
Part 2 (90 minutes)
▫ Keys to Understanding The MID Report
▫ The Extended MID Report
▫ Reading and Understanding the MID Report Line and Bar Graphs
▫ Making Sense of the Initial MID Results – Developing Hypotheses and Questions
▫ Capacity to Report – Factors
▫ Additional Uses and Settings
▫ Q&A
(60-minute break)

Part 3 (90 minutes)
▫ Making sense of the initial MID Results – developing hypotheses and questions
▫ Preparing for, conducting, and concluding the follow-up interview
▫ OSDD-1 case example
▫ Q&A
(15-minute break)

Part 4 (90 minutes)
▫ FAQs
▫ 3-Stage/Triphasic Model, Dissociative Phobias, & Treatment Trajectories
▫ Capacity to report – factors
▫ Contextualizing 23 symptoms identified and measured by the MID: Why do these matter for therapy?
▫ Case examples
▫ Additional uses and settings
▫ Q&A

Level of Content: Intermediate. Participants are not required to have completed EMDR therapy training.

D. Michael Coy, MA, LICSW


Jennifer Madere, MA, LPC-S

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