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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SKEPTICISM AND KNOWLEDGE AND ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS OF DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER BY LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS

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2023
Abstract/Description:
This study aimed to examine the relationship between licensed clinical social workers' (LCSWs) skepticism and knowledge about dissociative identity disorder (DID) and their accurate diagnosis of the disorder as moderated by specialized training about DID and/or postmaster’s experience with diagnosis and treatment of the disorder. The following research questions guided the study. • RQ1a. Is there a relationship between LCSWs’ level of skepticism and level of knowledge about DID. • RQ1b. Is there a relationship between LCSWs’ level of skepticism and accurate diagnosis of the disorder? • RQ1c. Is there a relationship between LCSWs’ level of knowledge about DID and accurate diagnosis of the disorder? • RQ2a. Does specialized training about DID affect the diagnostic accuracy of the disorder? • RQ2b. Does post-master’s clinical experience with diagnosing and treating DID affect the diagnostic accuracy of the disorder? Using a cross-sectional research design and informed by philosophical underpinnings of epistemology and skepticism and Kahneman’s model of diagnostic reasoning (Kahneman, 2011), the data for this study were collected via an online survey of randomly selected LCSWs (N=85) in Florida. The survey consisted of a diagnostic vignette with a very short answer (VSA) response, the Skepticism and Knowledge Scales (SKS) comprising 11 items that assess skepticism, six items that assess knowledge, and 13 distractor items (Hayes & Mitchell, 1994), and a demographic questionnaire with 12 items, two of which quantified specialized training about and clinical experience with DID.
Title: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SKEPTICISM AND KNOWLEDGE AND ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS OF DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER BY LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS.
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Name(s): Epstein, Rochelle M., author
Gonzalez, Manny J., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
School of Social Work
College of Social Work and Criminal Justice
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2023
Date Issued: 2023
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 123 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study aimed to examine the relationship between licensed clinical social workers' (LCSWs) skepticism and knowledge about dissociative identity disorder (DID) and their accurate diagnosis of the disorder as moderated by specialized training about DID and/or postmaster’s experience with diagnosis and treatment of the disorder. The following research questions guided the study. • RQ1a. Is there a relationship between LCSWs’ level of skepticism and level of knowledge about DID. • RQ1b. Is there a relationship between LCSWs’ level of skepticism and accurate diagnosis of the disorder? • RQ1c. Is there a relationship between LCSWs’ level of knowledge about DID and accurate diagnosis of the disorder? • RQ2a. Does specialized training about DID affect the diagnostic accuracy of the disorder? • RQ2b. Does post-master’s clinical experience with diagnosing and treating DID affect the diagnostic accuracy of the disorder? Using a cross-sectional research design and informed by philosophical underpinnings of epistemology and skepticism and Kahneman’s model of diagnostic reasoning (Kahneman, 2011), the data for this study were collected via an online survey of randomly selected LCSWs (N=85) in Florida. The survey consisted of a diagnostic vignette with a very short answer (VSA) response, the Skepticism and Knowledge Scales (SKS) comprising 11 items that assess skepticism, six items that assess knowledge, and 13 distractor items (Hayes & Mitchell, 1994), and a demographic questionnaire with 12 items, two of which quantified specialized training about and clinical experience with DID.
Identifier: FA00014306 (IID)
Degree granted: Doctor of Social Work (DSW)--Florida Atlantic University, 2023.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Dissociative Identity Disorder
Clinical sociology
Diagnosis
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00014306
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