2018 Annual Conference

2018 Annual Conference Recap and 2019 Annual Conference Announcements

The ISSTD 35th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL was a fantastic weekend of learning, connecting, and celebrating with colleagues. Take a look below for some photos of the 2018 Conference and important information about the 2019 Conference!


Join ISSTD in NY, NY for our 36th Annual Conference in 2019!

Plenary Speakers
Dr. Gabor Mate

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Congratulations to the 2018 ISSTD Annual Award Winners!

Those of us who work in the trauma and dissociation field are a prolific, creative and hard-working lot. In the last year, many articles, books and book chapters have been written about complex trauma and dissociation. Research has been creative, inquisitive and critical. Clinical practice and training has expanded, and some of us have expressed ourselves through the creative arts. Others have worked hard behind the scenes to help ISSTD operate efficiently, and to grow in new areas.

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Conference Pro Tips: Insider Hacks

Kevin Connors, MS, MFT

Greetings Gentle Reader,

In this article, the members of the Conference Committee thought we would share with you some tips and “insider information” that might enhance your time attending our conference.

Come early and locate the workshop rooms in the hotel. Orient yourself.

Go over the conference program and note the workshops that appeal to you.

If you have questions about workshops, visit the Society Lounge and talk to the people who are there – they are ISSTD members, Committee Chairs, and Board members who are there to help you.

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Connect with Colleagues at the 2018 ISSTD Annual Conference​

Abigail Percifield, ISSTD Conference Committee

ISSTD’s Annual Conference is filled with opportunities to deepen one’s understanding of the complex impact of trauma and learn cutting-edge training techniques. What is perhaps even more valuable, however, is the opportunity to socialize not only with your peers, but with luminaries in the field. ISSTD sets itself apart from other conferences in the way they provide attendees with specific activities throughout the event designed for this exact purpose.

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Annual Conference Preliminary Schedule

The online Conference Program for the ISSTD 35th Annual Conference is now available! Take a look at all of the amazing training opportunities and register to join us in Chicago in March!

To view the complete online program, click here!

For more information on Pre-Conference Workshops, Chicago attractions, and hotel and travel information, take a look at our Conference Website!

Early Bird Prices are available until 15 February 2018!

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Annual Conference Update – Plenary Speakers

Ken Benau, PhD

For those of you able to attend the upcoming annual ISST-D conference in Chicago, Illinois, March 24-26, you are in for a real treat with respect to our plenary speakers. With Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D., Edward Tick, Ph.D., and Donna Hicks, Ph.D., we will explore death, grief and trauma (Neimeyer), warrior trauma, moral injury and the soul (Tick), and how dignity informs our understanding of individual and collective conflict and healing (Hicks).

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Pre-Conference Workshops Set for the 2018 Annual Conference


22-26 March 2018
Palmer House Hilton Hotel Chicago, IL

Plans for the 35th Annual International Conference are taking shape.  In 2018, we return to Chicago to stay at the historic and beautiful Palmer House Hotel.  In a previous issue of the Newsletter, we told you about our exciting plenary speakers; Robert Neimeyer, Edward Tick and Donna Hicks. In this issue, we wanted to share with you the depth and breadth of our pre-conference workshops.

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2018 Annual Conference News – Registration Now Open & Call for Proposals Deadline EXTENDED to September 20!

Registration is now open for the ISSTD 35th Annual International Conference. March 22 – 26, 2018 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL! You will now select the number of days you wish to attend and specify those days during the online registration process. This has helped us lower many of our conference rates for both members and non-members. Student rates are available with proof of student status.


ASCH Basic Hypnosis Training (Wednesday – Friday)

10 Pre-Conference Workshops (Thursday – Friday)

Friday Night Social Event

Saturday, 24 March 2018
Plenary Address: Robert Neimeyer, PhD
Student & Emerging Professionals Lunch
Reception & Annual Awards Dinner

Sunday, 25 March 2018
Plenary Address: Edward Tick, PhD
Special Interest Group Lunches
Town Hall Meeting & Business Meeting

Monday, 26 March 2018
Plenary Address: Donna Hicks, PhD
Post Conference Workshops

Register Online Now!

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2018 Annual Conference Call for Proposals & Registration Update

Call for Proposals Now Open!
The Call for Proposals is now open and submissions will be accepted until September 15, 2017. We are looking for creative, innovative, and exciting presentations on all aspects of understanding, researching, and treating complex trauma and dissociative disorders. We encourage solid scientific and clinically grounded presentations that broaden our knowledge base and sharpen our therapeutic skills. The use of experiential, interactive, and multi-media presentations is encouraged.

GO TO: Submission Guidelines Web Page and submit your proposal for the 2018 ISSTD Annual International Conference

Early Bird Registration Opens September 1!

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ISSTD Annual Conference 2018 – Call for Proposals Opens 1 August 2017

Ken Benau, ISSTD Conference Committee Member

ISSTD’s 35th Annual International Conference
Bridges to the Future:
The Impact of Trauma & Dissociation on Human Dignity—Local & Global Perspectives
March 22 – March 26, 2018
The Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL

The International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation is pleased to announce our Call for Proposals for our 2018 Conference will open on 1 August 2017 and run through 15 September 2017.

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