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Explain ethical and legal considerations related to dissociative disorders that you need to bring to your practice and why they are important.

There are three major dissociative disorders defined in the  DSM-5:

Dissociative identity disorder

Dissociative amnesia, and

Depersonalization-derealization disorder.

 Dissociative disorders may be associated with traumatic events in order to help manage difficult memories or experiences. Patients with these types of disorders are likely to also exhibit symptoms of a variety of other dysfunctions, such as depression, alcoholism, or self-harm and may also be more susceptible to personality, sleeping, and eating disorders.

This week, you will analyze issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of dissociative disorders.

The Assignment (2–3 pages)

· Explain the controversy that surrounds dissociative disorders.

· Explain your professional beliefs about dissociative disorders, supporting your rationale with at least three scholarly references from the literature.

· Explain strategies for maintaining the therapeutic relationship with a client that may present with a dissociative disorder.

· Finally, explain ethical and legal considerations related to dissociative disorders that you need to bring to your practice and why they are important.