Event Registration

Grand Rounds

Professionals are invited to attend the Grand Rounds presentation at Sierra Tucson.
1.0 CE Credit Available!


October 19, 2018

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Networking
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.   Lunch and Program in the Auditorium

Campus tour available after the presentation.

Sierra Tucson
39580 S. Lago del Oro Parkway
Tucson, AZ 85739

Title: How to Diagnose Dissociative Identity Disorder

Speaker: Colin A. Ross, MD

Dr. Ross will describe how to diagnose dissociative identity disorder (DID) clinically. He will explain how to use the Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) and the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule (DDIS) to diagnose dissociative identity disorder; attendees will be provided copies of the DES and DDIS for their use. Attendees will learn methods for diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder that they can use in their practices.

Attendees for this intermediate presentation are behavioral healthcare professionals in private practice and treatment program clinical directors/staff.

*Describe a clinical interview for diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder
*Explain how to use the Dissociative Experiences Scale
*Describe how to use the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule

Colin A. Ross, M.D completed medical school at the University of Alberta and his psychiatry training at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and is the author of over 215 papers and 30 books. He has spoken widely throughout North America and Europe, and in China, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. He has been a keynote speaker at many different conferences, and has reviewed for over 30 different professional journals. Dr. Ross is the Director of hospital-based Trauma Programs in Denton, Texas, Torrance, California and Grand Rapids, Michigan. He provides weekly cognitive therapy groups at all three locations, in person in Texas and by video-conference in Michigan and California. He has been running a hospital Trauma Program in the Dallas area since moving to Texas in 1991. Dr. Ross’ books cover a wide range of topics. His clinical books focus on trauma and dissociation and include: Dissociative Identity Disorder. Diagnosis, Clinical Features and Treatment of Multiple Personality, Second Edition (1997); Schizophrenia: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment (2004); The Trauma Model: A Solution to the Problem of Comorbidity in Psychiatry (2007); Trauma Model Therapy: A Treatment Approach for Trauma Dissociation and Complex Comorbidity (2009); Structural Dissociation: A Proposed Modification of the Theory (2013); and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder: Techniques and Strategies for Stabilization (2018). Dr. Ross has published a series of treatment outcome studies in peer-reviewed journals, which provide evidence for the effectiveness of Trauma Model Therapy. Many of his papers involve large series of cases, with original research data and statistical analyses, including a paper entitled ‘Trauma and Dissociation in China” in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Besides his clinical psychiatry interests, Dr. Ross has published papers and books on cancer and human energy fields, as well as literary works including essays, fiction, poetry and screenplays. He has several different hobbies including travel.

1.0 CE Credit:
Psychologists - This program is sponsored by Sierra Tucson. Sierra Tucson is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; Sierra Tucson maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

There is no charge for professionals to attend this Grand Rounds presentation.
Seating is limited, so please email: Cathy Kauffman.
or call 800-624-9001, Ext. 600417, to register by October 15, 2018

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.