2017 Annual Conference

Early Bird Registration Ends Soon: Don’t Miss the Discount – Register Today!

The New Year is upon us and January has nearly run its course. With the end of January comes the end of early bird registration for the 2017 ISSTD Annual International Conference on Trauma and Dissociation. This year’s conference centers around the theme: The Ripple Effect: Trauma and Dissociation in the Mainstream.  January 31st is the last day to register at the lowest rates. Register now and save before the early bird deadline.

This year’s conference runs from Sunday, April 1 – Monday, April 3 with two days of pre-conference workshops on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, April 31.  We will convene at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in metro Washington D.C. Check out our conference website for travel arrangements and hotel registration.

Our plenary line-up begins with Bruce Perry speaking on Trauma and the Developing Brain on Saturday, April 1. Day Two has a distinguished panel including Julian Ford, Dolores Mosquera, and Warwick Middleton, moderated by John O’Neil exploring BPD, cPTSD, & DID on Sunday, April 2. We close our conference on Day Three with Pam Alexander discussing the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma on Monday, April 3.

Prior to the conference, we have assembled a stellar line-up of intensive workshops. Classes range from fundamental issues to master classes such as:

  • The Treatment of DID led by Lynette Danylchuk and Kevin Connors;
  • Stabilization Techniques and Strategies with Rich Loewenstein;
  • Trauma Processing guided by Su Baker and John O’Niell; or
  • Back to the Future – Rediscovering the Past to Improve Treatment Results in DID and Allied Dissociative Conditions in the Present conducted by Rick Kluft.

Our pre-conference also offers in-depth workshops examining specific issues including;

  • Child/Adolescent Treatment Issues with Nikki Gomez-Perales and Na’ama Yehuda;
  • Trauma and Addictions: Substance Use, Sex, and Pornography run by Jan Beauregard;
  • Caboose No More: The Association of Dissociation is the Engine of EMDR Therapy taught by Sandra Paulsen and D. Michael Coy;
  • Understanding and Working with Chronic Shame led by Rich Chefetz and Martin Dorahy; and
  • an initial glimpse into a new diagnostic strategy with An Introduction to the Trauma and Dissociation Symptoms Interview (Tads-I): Assessment of Dissociative Disorders and Complex PTSD developed by Suzette Boon.

On our closing afternoon, we offer a series of post-conference classes addressing diverse topics as;

  • Military Trauma taught by Beth Pillsbury;
  • LGBTQ Issues with Sarah Mendel;
  • Intimate Partner Violence led by Mary Ann Dutton;
  • Neurofeedback with Ulrich Lanius; and
  • an experiential workshop addressing Our Own Traumatic Stress through Expressive Therapy guided by Barbara Sobol and Talley Tripp.

The preliminary schedule of our entire conference is available on our website.  Keep checking in as updates and in-depth information about all the available classes will be posted there.

Join us in metro Washington D.C. this April for the premier learning opportunity on Complex Trauma and Dissociation. Register today to take advantage of the early bird discounts.