Regional Conferences

Austin Regional Conference: Early Bird Registration Now Open

Colin Ross presenting at an ISSTD Conference, Sydney 2011

ISSTD’s next Regional Conference will be held in Austin, Texas on October 4, 2019. This workshop Dissociative Identity Disorder: How To Recognize It and Principles of Treatment will be a full day event led by ISSTD Fellow and Past President, Dr. Colin Ross, known as a world-leader in the treatment of Dissociative Disorders, and Melissa Engle, who is co-founder and co-owner of Healing Springs Ranch, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Art Therapist.

Melissa Engle

Dr. Ross and Melissa Engle will describe how to recognize dissociative identity disorder (DID) and the principles of its treatment. This is planned to be a highly practical and clinically relevant workshop, enriched by discussion of clinical examples gathered through the many years of experience of the presenters. The morning will cover the symptoms of DID and how to assess it. Copies of the DES-II and the DDIS will be given to all participants. The later sessions will cover essential elements of treatment of both DID and partial DID. This will include dealing with the problem of host resistance; talking through to the voices; fostering inter-personality communication and cooperation; and grounding and stabilization strategies.

Early Bird Registration is now open for this conference which is likely to be an essential training for beginners, as well as a useful refresher for more experienced clinicians. Generous discounts apply for ISSTD Members. Don’t miss out!

Austin, Texas

The one-day event will be held in Austin, Texas, so if you plan to travel, why not have a few days stop over in this delightful town. Known as the live music capital of the world, Austin has a vibrant entertainment life with more than 250 music venues. It also has great restaurants, art galleries and some stunning outdoors to enjoy. Austin enjoys more sunny days than most, so this is also the ideal place to enjoy a sunset bat cruise on Lady Bird Lake, hiking, bike riding or paddling.

For more information, and to register, visit the Conference Website!