In this ‘walk-through’, introduction to the MID, learn to administer, navigate, score and interpret results of one of the most robust diagnostic instruments for dissociation so that you can work more effectively with your complex trauma clients. This workshop will be taught by the co-creator of the revised MID Manual who also reorganized the MID Report

presented by

Michael Coy MA, LICSW

Online Live Webinar via Zoom

Integrating the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation into EMDR Clinical Practice

MID Analysis v5.0 and Interpretive Manual, 3rd Edition

Fri Oct 30 2020

9:00 am – 4:30 pm EDT

6:00 am - 1:30 pm PDT
7:00 am - 2:30 pm MDT
8:00 am - 3:30 pm CDT

When more complex forms of dissociation are part of the client’s experience, EMDR therapists have often found themselves ‘hitting the wall’ – either there is no treatment progress, or they encounter unexplained abreactions or even destabilize their clients following EMDR sessions. We have come to understand that even complex PTSD involves dissociation, and dissociation demands new ways of working to help clients achieve adaptive resolution of their trauma. While many advanced workshops offer excellent guidance, including my own, understanding your clients’ dissociative symptoms is critical. The Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation (MID) is a superb tool for developing a much more useful case conceptualization to guide healing work. 
The MID has become an indispensable 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 diagnostic impressions for a range of trauma- and dissociation-related conditions, paying attention to 23 different diagnostically-relevant dissociative symptoms. 
In this presentation, you’ll learn how to:
  • Administer and score the MID
  • Navigate the MID Analysis to enter data, interpret results, and conduct a follow-up interview
  • Recognize mid-treatment phase Indicators to go back and assess for pathological dissociation
  • Connect the MID results, in concrete ways, with what you may see (or have already seen) in client sessions

Case examples will be discussed, with particular attention paid to how certain clusters of dissociative symptoms could influence your decisions about the use of specific kinds of preparation and trauma accessing methods. Implications for stabilization and potential markers for readiness for trauma accessing in an EMDR therapy frame will be offered.
This presentation has something for everyone, whether you’re new to the study of dissociation or a seasoned veteran looking for a new way of thinking about your client’s symptoms.

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

$120 Regular Registration
$80 for clinicians not yet licensed
$80 for clinicians working 30 hrs. or more in community mental
health settings.
$80 group rate for 5 or more registrations filed at the same time

Approved for 6 EMDRIA Credits #07003-46
and 6 CEs through NBCC for LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs and LPCs

For the content schedule, click here.

D. Michael Coy, MA, LICSW, is a Seattle-based therapist whose treatment interests include pre-verbal and attachment trauma, addictions/compulsions, and complex trauma and the dissociative disorders. Michael began collaborating with co-presenter Jennifer Madere and Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation developer Paul F. Dell, PhD, in 2016 to overhaul the MID Analysis and MID Manual. Michael is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer, whose foundational training focused on psychodynamic psychotherapy, self psychology, and how systems function. He has completed intermediate training in clinical hypnosis through ASCH and Level I training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. He served on EMDRIA’s Standards & Training committee from 2014 to 2017. Michael wears a number of hats with ISSTD, including Treasurer, Webmaster, and Co-Chair of the EMDR Therapy Training Task Group, which has developed ISSTD’s own, home-grown, and recently EMDRIA-approved, EMDR therapy training.

Inquiries: Please contact Farnsworth Lobenstine.