The European Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation, ESSTD, released a for members only video.
If you are interested in what Andrew Moskowitz writes about so you can guess what he might lecture about, see the references below.
Again, why is the ESSTD withholding information the public may find useful when making decisions about their mental health care?
Lack of transparency breeds suspicion & distrust.
Retrieved 06/22/12. http://www.estd.org/news/interview-with-andrew-moskowitz/
A new video interview with Andrew Moskowitz is available on the Members only Section where he talks about the differentiation between psychosis and dissociation.
Publications by Andrew Moskowitz:
Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation: Emerging Perspectives on Severe Psychopathology, 2009
Journal of Trauma, Violence & Abuse, no date or volume available
Dissociation and Violence
A Review of the Literature
- Andrew Moskowitz, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Violent acts are sometimes committed by people who do not normally appear violent or aggressive. This simple observation and others have led some to speculate about a relationship between dissociation and violence. However, no systematic review of the literature has so far been published.
To address this gap, studies assessing the prevalence of dissociation among violent individuals, and violence among highly dissociative persons, are reviewed.
Possible links between dissociation and violent behavior are explored. It is concluded that dissociation predicts violence in a wide range of populations and may be crucial to an understanding of violent behavior.
There is a clear need, however, for large scale, well-designed studies using reliable structured instruments in a number of areas reviewed.
Recommendations for clinical applications include the routine screening of offenders for dissociative disorders and adequate consideration of dissociation and dissociative disorders in the development and implementation of violence treatment and prevention programs.