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90 Minute Workshop Series

Severe and unusual self-harm, DID, and two young people that I hadn’t helped

Abstract

Early intervention for children with DID can be crucial, but identifying DID at a young age is very challenging. Based on extensive (and not always successful) clinical work with adolescents, this presentation highlights the need for further indicators of the disorder in young people. Careful analysis of adolescents’ self-harm characteristics suggest that severe and bizarre self-harm can be indicative of DID in children and adolescents.The presentation includes detailed clinical material and may cause distress.

Presenter: Dr. Adah Sachs

UKCP reg. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist  
Training Supervisor, the Bowlby Centre  
Board of Directors, ISSTD