Research Recruitment

Research Participants Requested

All articles requesting research participation must be approved by the ISSTD Scientific Committee prior to posting. This proposal was approved by the ISSTD Scientific Committee in June 2021.

ISSTD member Tammy Casiano is looking for particapants in her dissertation research study. The study is titled “Licensed Clinicians’ Perceptions of Assessment Tools Used in Diagnosing Dissociative Identity Disorder” and the purpose of the study is to expore the use of assessment tools when diagnosing DID.


  • Licensed as an MFT, LCSW or LPCC
  • Have ten or more years’ experience working with and diagnosing individuals with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID);
  • Have used DID assessment tools to aid in formulating a diagnosis of DID


  • Pre-screening through Survey Monkey and phone or electronic interview to explain the research study and interview process;
  • A 60- to 90-minute semi-structured interview format will be conducted via video call;
  • All data gathered will be de-identified and kept confidential and secure. Data collected will be destroyed seven years after the study.

This research study is being led by Tammy Casiano, LMFT as  a partial requirement in fulfillment of the Clinical Psychology Degree through Saybrook University and is being supervised by Kelly Serafini, Ph.D.  Contact information:

For any questions or if you are interested in participating, please contact Tammy at