Date(s) - 01/27/2022
The Paraphilic Interests and Disorders Scale (PIDS)
Georgia Winters, Ph.D.
Friday, January 27, 2023
Georgia Winters, Ph.D. will be present a research study that was partially funded through a $5,000 NJATSA research grant.
Paraphilic disorders are a diagnostic category within the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-5-TR; American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2022). These disorders are related to non-normative sexual interests that are intense and persistent (i.e., paraphilic interest), and which result in significant distress or impairment in major areas of functioning, or which are acted upon with a nonconsenting person (i.e., paraphilic disorder). The paraphilic disorders remain understudied and consequently the DSM-5-TR provides little information about the prevalence of paraphilic disorders in the general population. The present training will provide an overview about the DSM-5-TR paraphilic disorders. The development and validation of a new self-report measure for the DSM-5-TR paraphilic disorders will be discussed. Subsequently, data will be presented regarding the prevalence of paraphilic interests, behaviors, and disorders in a large general population sample. The training will conclude with a discussion of the implications for the assessment and treatment of paraphilic disorders.
Training Goals and Objectives
- List the diagnostic criteria for the DSM-5-TR paraphilic disorders.
- Understand the development and validation of the Paraphilic Interests and Disorders Scale (PIDS).
- Describe the prevalence of paraphilic interests, behaviors, and disorders in the general populations.
- Discuss how base rates of paraphilic disorders can influence the assessment and treatment of individuals who sexually offend.
Certificate of attendance available upon request