ISSTD Webinar Committee

The ISSTD Webinar Committee, since inception has been very ably chaired by Marilyn Korzekwa. As of the beginning of 2022 she has passed the baton to Sara Rourke and Warwick Middleton, who will act as co-chairs going forward. Kelly Rich, from our ISSTD Headquarters staff is the point person for matters involving the Webinar program.

The 2022 Webinar program is almost complete and we will be opening individual registrations in the coming months! Registration is also available for the 2022 Webinar Pass which provides a discounted rate for access to all live and recorded webinars in 2022!

2022 Webinar Schedule

Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy for Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
Presenter: Gaston Baslet, M.D. & Lorna Meyers
January 28, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM US Eastern Time
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Living Legend Webinar
Treatment of Complex Dissociative Disorders: An International Community Perspective
Presenter: Bethany Brand
February 4, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM US Eastern Time
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‘Not Safe, Not Stable’ – Suicidality and Self Harm in Clients with Complex PTSD and Dissociation
Presenter: Lynette Danylchuk
March 3, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM US Eastern Time
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Helping Couples Escape Their Painful Histories: Salient Issues in Couples’ Therapy with Trauma Survivors
Presenter: Rosalie Hyde
April 14, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM US Eastern Time

A Systemic Approach to Working with Children with Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders
Presenter: Ana Gomez
April 28, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM US Eastern Time

Living Legend Webinar
Dissociation Across Psychiatric Disorders: A Confounding Factor Or An Opportunity for Research and Innovation?
Presenter: Vedat Sar
May 6, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM US Eastern Time

Beyond the Basics of EMDR: Applications in Working with Dissociation in Different Populations
June 24, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM US Eastern Time

  • Using EMDR Cognitive Interweaves Effectively | Presenter: Elizabeth Davis
  • The Rejected Self: Advanced EMDR in the Treatment of Body Distortion and Eating Disorders | Presenter: Natalia Seijo
  • The EMDR Autism Protocol: Tolerating the Intolerable | Presenter: Susan Darker-Smith
  • Discovering the Unthought Known: Considerations for Integrating Ego State Therapy and EMDR to Treat Dissociation | Presenter: D. Michael Coy

Living Legend Webinar
Trauma is Only Half the Story: Contextual Trauma Therapy for Complex PTSD
Presenter: Steve Gold
July 29, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM US Eastern Time

Living Legend Webinar
Building Internal Attachment Bonds: Overcoming Self Alienation
Presenter: Janina Fisher
September 23, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM US Eastern Time

The Dimensions of Assessment in 3-D: What We Didn’t Know Before We Started Doing Trauma Therapy
All Day Webinar
Presenters: TBA
September 30, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM US Eastern Time

There’s a Med for That! Trauma Psychiatrists Discuss How to Think About Medications for Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorder Patients
Presenters: Rich Loewenstein & Ben Israel
October 28, 2022 | 12:00 – 3:00 PM US Eastern Time

We have seen enormous growth in the number of Webinars on offer and in the numbers of colleagues registering for them. One measure of the growth in the Webinar program is the annual revenue derived from it. In 2019 the revenue was $15,503.00. In 2020 it was $25,373.00. Up to the end of November 2021 the revenue for the current year was $44,546.00. In 2021 we had over 500 registrations for webinars and over 800 live participants.

The 2022 Webinar Pass was launched on 15th November and within two weeks some 22 colleagues had purchased the pass which provides access to the full annual Webinar program. That number has now doubled and we are thrillled to see such high participation in our educational programming!

Sara and I are very interested to hear from colleagues regarding potential Webinar topics for the future and recommendations about potential presenters, as well as from colleagues who would like to take an active role in presenting the program by volunteering to be moderators for individual webinars. We would love to have a grouping of moderators who assist the program as members of the Webinar Committee and who on occasions moderate/chair individual webinar presentations. It is a great way to get “hands on” involvement with many of the original thinkers and researchers in the field of trauma and dissociation. We will be posting an opportunity in the ISSTDWorld Volunteer Match system soon for additional moderators and look forward to having you involved! If you have any questions or ideas for topics for future webinars please feel free to email us.

Warwick Middleton –

Sara Rourke –