Webinar: The evidence for the trauma-dissociation relationship and the validity of the DID-diagnosis

Op donderdagavond 14 oktober 2021 organiseert ESTD een aanbevelenswaardige webinar over ”de evidentie” van DIS, waaronder de neurobiologie.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, October 14th 2021 (GMT+1, Brussels / Berlin / Warsaw / Madrid time), at 6.00-9.00 p.m.

You will hear live presentations by two outstanding experts, prof. Constance Dalenberg and Simone Reinders, PhD

Dr. C. Dalenberg is former President of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology and now serves on the President’s Council and chairs the Science Committee of the divison.  She has multiple national and international awards for her research and clinical contributions in the areas of trauma and dissociation, including the Morton Prince Award for Scientific Achievement, the William Friedrich Award for Child Sexual Abuse Research, and APA Division 56’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  She is a Distinguished Professor at Alliant International University, where she has directed the Trauma Research Institute for more than 25 years. 

Dr A.A.T. Simone Reinders is a leading neuroscientist and international expert in the neurobiology of trauma-related dissociation and the brain imaging correlates of dissociative identity disorder (DID). Simone studied Applied Physics and Artificial Intelligence and obtained her doctorate in Medical Sciences with the highest Dutch distinction Cum Laude at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. She received the most prestigious grant for young investigators, only awarded to the top 5% most promising researchers in the Netherlands, which allowed her to successfully lead a multi-centre neuroimaging project.
Simone’s pioneering research showed identity-state-dependent blood-flow patterns in the brain of individuals with DID. Follow-up research showed that these patterns cannot be simulated and that DID and PTSD share trauma-related neurobiomarkers. This significantly advanced understanding of brain function and structural brain abnormalities in DID.
Simone is currently working as a Senior Research associate at the IoPPN of King’s College London, UK. Here she is Head to the Trauma-related Dissociation Research Group. Her most recent work addresses DID-dismissive perspectives using brain imaging[1] and reveals the CA1 area of the hippocampus as biomarkers of dissociative Amnesia in DID[2].
Simone is Chair of the ENIGMA-Dissociation Working Group. This year she was awarded a Mid Career Achievement Award from the ISSTD.

Twitter: @AATSReinders / Websites: www.neuroimaging-DID.com

[1] Reinders AATS and Veltman DJ. Br J Psychiatry 2020: 1–2.

[2] LI Dimitrova, et al. and Reinders AATS. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 2021.


This presentation is the fourth in a series of ten webinars to be hosted by ESTD in 2021 and 2022. The series of webinars will address 10 important topics related to the diagnosis of dissociative symptoms and disorders.

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