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“As an undergraduate student in psychology, I was taught that multiple personalities were a very rare and bizarre disorder. That is all that I was taught on ... It soon became apparent that what I had been taught was simply not true. Not only was I meeting people with multiplicity; these individuals entering my life were normal human beings with much to offer. They were simply people who had endured more than their share of pain in this life and were struggling to make sense of it.”

― Deborah Bray Haddock, The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook

DID Research

Ongoing Studies

Experiences of Adults Living with Early Childhood Trauma-Caused Dissociative Disorders (DDs) in Therapy

We are looking to web chat interview (no video or audio) people with OSDD-1 or DID to learn more about your experiences in therapy. These interviews will be used to identify common themes across therapy experiences. To our knowledge, this is one of the first studies to examine client perspectives on therapy for OSDD-1 or DID. Results from this study will be shared back to community and may be used to help improve therapy for OSDD-1 and DID. You will not be asked to discuss your trauma experiences.


You may be eligible to participate if you are:

  • 18 or older
  • Diagnosed with OSDD-1 or DID
  • Currently in outpatient therapy for OSDD-1 or DID


Interviews will occur via Wire chat. Wire is an online encrypted chat service. To use the service, you are required to enter an email address. You may create an email address of your choosing specifically for the purposes of this study. We ask that when you create your Wire name to participate in this study, you do not use your legal name or Facebook name. We are requesting this to better protect your confidentiality.


Before the interview, we will ask you to fill out a brief survey. The survey asks background questions about your experiences with therapy and is intended to complement the interview. It is expected to take 15 minutes of your time to fill out the survey.


The expected amount of time for participating in the interview is two hours. While you may enjoy the interview process, there is no planned direct benefit to participation. However, other people living with OSDD-1 or DID may benefit from the study’s findings in the future. In appreciation of your time, you will be offered $30 (US dollars).


These interviews are being conducted by Kevin Jefferson and Katherine Reuben. Kevin is based in Atlanta, GA at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health (1518 Clifton Rd. NE; Atlanta, GA; 30322). Katherine is based in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


For more information, we can be contacted through our Wire account (search for DDTherapyStudy) or at





Policy on Research Related Requests


This site welcomes opportunities to help researchers with potential or ongoing projects. If you have an IRB approved study that pertains to trauma and dissociation and that you would like to advertise through this website or if you would like feedback on a study proposal, please contact me with all relevant study materials so that we can discuss your options. Please understand that this offer is not extended to student projects that are not IRB approved.