An Introduction to the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation

  • 16 Aug 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM (EDT)
  • Live Webinar
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Presented by:  Jennifer Madere, MA, LPC-S, EMDRIA AC

When: August 16, 2019  11:00 am - 2:15 pm EST 

Where: Live Webinar via Zoom 

Who: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, and Nurses.

Cost: $30 for CPA Members, $60 for Non-members. 

CE Credit: 3 CE's are available for an additional $20. Please make sure you purchase CE credits prior to the start of the webinar. Go to this link to register for CE credits:

Handouts: An Introduction to the MID, handout for CPA 8.16.19.pdf

Example MID Report with Charts 4-16-2018.pdf     

MID Criterion A, B, and C Symptom Descriptions.docx


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. Implications for how the MID results may direct treatment, comorbid psychological and spiritual conditions, indications for stabilization, and potential markers for readiness for trauma accessing in the therapy frame will be offered.

MID documents are available without charge to mental health professionals and researchers at


11am - 12:30 (1.5 hours)

  • Myths and Facts about Dissociative Disorders (20 min)​
  • Key concepts: MID overview, MID mindset, MID docs (15 min)​
  • When to use the MID - Indications of need for assessment (10 min) ​
  • Overview of MID, MID Analysis, and MID Manual (15 min)​
  • Walk through of the process of administering and scoring MID (20 min)​
  • Q&A (10 min)

12:30-12:45 break (15 minutes, not included in CE credit)

12:45-2:15 Content (1.5 hours)

  • Discussion of the main features of The MID Report (20 min)​
  • Understanding The Extended MID Report (10 min)​
  • Reading and Understanding the Charts and Graphs (10 min)​
  • Preparing for, conducting, and concluding the follow-up interview (10 min)
  • Differential Diagnosis, discussion of spiritual factors (10 min)
  • Additional uses and settings (10 min)
  • Q&A (20 min)

Learning Objectives

  1. 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.
  2. Participants will be able to complete administration, scoring, and navigation of the MID Analysis to input client responses, view and interpret results of the MID Report, and perform a clinical interview to clarify results of the assessment and direction of treatment.
  3.  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.
  4. Participants will be able to describe and discuss differential diagnosis of dissociative disorders and other presentations commonly confused or comorbid with dissociative disorders.

Jennifer Madere, MA, LPC-S, EMDRIA AC

Jennifer Madere, MA, LPC-Supervisor, EMDRIA Approved Consultant practices in Cedar Park, Texas. Having worked with child and adult survivors of trauma on their journey of healing since 2003, she sought basic training in EMDR Therapy in 2010. Jennifer uses EMDR therapy and psychodynamic approaches in treatment of anxiety, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders, and has basic training in clinical hypnosis through ASCH. She began presenting the MID to EMDR clinicians in 2014, and collaborated with co-presenter D. Michael Coy and Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation developer Paul F. Dell, PhD, to make the MID more accessible to clinicians. Jennifer is an EMDIRA Approved provider of EMDR therapy training, and serves on the EMDR Therapy Training Task Group for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), which is in the midst of developing ISSTD’s own, home-grown EMDR basic training with integration of introductory training in treatment and assessment of pathological dissociation. She has presented on assessment and treatment of pathological dissociation in many local, national, and international trainings and conferences.

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