Expert guidance in screening for dissociative disorders and differential diagnosis

Expert guidance in screening for dissociative disorders and differential diagnosis

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About Dr Mary-Anne Kate

Dr Mary-Anne Kate is an award-winning researcher specialising in dissociation and interpersonal trauma, and mental health. She is a Scientific Committee member of International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).

Mary-Anne currently lectures on the Master of Professional Psychology and Bachelor of Psychological Science programs at Southern Cross University and has previously taught on the Master of Mental Health. She recently developed the master’s unit on Psychological Assessment and Psychopathology, and the undergraduate unit Understanding Psychological Diagnoses, and is the lead author of the Dissociative and Somatic Disorder chapter in the Australasian Wiley textbook Abnormal Psychology.

In 2021 Mary-Anne was awarded the Morton Prince award for Scientific Research. In 2018 she was awarded the Chancellor’s Doctoral Research Medal from the University of New England and in 2019 the David Caul Award from the ISSTD for her PhD on childhood maltreatment, parent-child dynamics, and dissociation. Mary-Anne developed the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation – 60 item version (MID-60) to screen for dissociative symptoms, DSM-5-TR dissociative disorders and PTSD.

Mary-Anne also has extensive experience improving the quality of life and mental health of refugees, migrants, and other vulnerable groups, including in a diplomatic role in Cairo, as a policy advisor in an influential EU think tank, and strategic policy development in Canberra. Mary-Anne is passionate about creating a mentally healthy and equitable society.


About Dr Colin A. Ross

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 270 papers and 36 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 directed hospital-based Trauma Programs in Texas from 1991 to 2022. Additionally, he directed programs in Michigan and California for 20 years. He now has his own partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs at two locations in Texas.

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.

Colin has presented for Delphi six times between 1997 – 2023. His 2020 webinar Hearing Voices: Understanding and Treatment is available On-Demand. He was a guest presenter in the webinar, The Elephant in the Room: Trauma Spirituality and Healing

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