Peter has a special interest in working with adults who experience severe dissociation, including Dissociative Identity Disorder and DDNOS. Peter understands that seeking support for dissociative symptoms can be challenging, so he looks to work cautiously and collaboratively with you. .

What are Dissociative Disorders

According to the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), Dissociative disorders are generally accepted to be caused by severe trauma, usually in early childhood. Common diagnostic labels include Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder, Dissociative Amnesia, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (OSDD).

DID and OSDD Treatment

Carefully staged trauma-focused psychotherapy Therapy for DID and OSDD results in improvement, whereas dissociative symptoms persist when not specifically targeted in treatment. Treatment structure for DID/OSDD, like CPTSD, consists of three stages: (1) safety, stabilization and symptom reduction,(2) working directly and in depth with traumatic memories, and (3) identity integration and rehabilitation.

 

NDIS Capacity Building for Dissociative Identity Disorder and DDNOS

Peter is experienced in the assessment of DID and DDNOS and can assist with preparation of psychological reports in support of accessing the NDIS. Peter currently provides NDIS Capacity Building supports for NDIS Plan Managed individuals.