Annual Conference

Join us for Pre-Conference Workshops at the 2024 ISSTD Annual Conference

The 2024 ISSTD Annual Conference is just a few weeks away! Here is the full schedule, including social events and group meetings. On March 21 and 22, Pre-Conference workshops are being offered by invited presenters who are experts in the field or cutting-edge researchers. They are offered in half day or full day formats.

This year, we have a variety of pre-conference workshops. Dissociation 101 and 201 give the foundational overview of understanding and working with dissociation. Working with children and adolescents with complex trauma and dissociation is the focus of two workshops – one discussing the defense systems and the other giving a preview of the new treatment guidelines. Countertransference gets addressed in two workshops in depth. 

Cutting-edge research that can benefit practitioners to policy makers are presented in two workshops on trauma, violence, and reproductive justice, and technology-facilitated child sexual abuse and exploitation. There are workshops addressing trauma in specific populations of transgender adults and incarcerated individuals. Detailed exploration of maladaptive daydreaming is done in one workshop.

There are opportunities to learn and deepen therapeutic skills from ego state approach, EMDR, clinical hypnosis, internal family systems, psychodynamic psychotherapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, etc. in a number of workshops.

Below is the full list of workshops:

Full Day Workshops | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM US CT
P1 – Deepening into Unthought Knowns: Integrating Ego State Therapy & EMDR to Treat Dissociation
Presenter: D. Michael Coy

P2 – Tracking the Somatic Narrative of Complexity in Trauma and Dissociation
Presenter: Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe

P3 – Dissociation 101: A Historical and Foundational Overview of the Field of Dissociation
Presenter: Christine Forner

Half Day Workshops | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM US CT
P4 – Trauma, Shame, and Humiliation as a Doorway to Criminal Offending
Presenter: Richard Hohfeler

P5 – The Self Protective and Defense System of Children and Adolescents Affected by Complex Trauma
Presenter: Ana Gomez

Half Day Workshops | 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM US CT
P6 – Working with Maladaptive Daydreaming
Presenter: Colin Ross

P7 – Let’s Talk About the Kids: Concepts, Interventions, and a Preview of the New C&A Guidelines
Presenters: Eva Young and Patti van Eys

Full Day Workshops | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM US CT
P11 – Clinical Hypnosis for the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
Presenter: Wendy Lemke

P12 – Technology-facilitated Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: Impact, Support and Healing
Presenters: Michael Salter, Noni A. Classen and Anne M. Gill

P13 – Dissociation 201:  Treating Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Presenters: Lynette Danylchuk and Kevin Connors

Half Day Workshops | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM US CT
P14 – Countertransference in Dealing with a Trauma Shattered Mind
Presenter: Constance Dalenberg

P15 – Trauma, Violence, and Reproductive Justice
Presenters: Anne DePrince and Heather L. McCauley

Half Day Workshops | 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM US CT
P16 – Countertransference and its Resolution through the Lens of Internal Family Systems
Presenter: Joanne Twombly

P17 – Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Transgender Adults
Presenter: HL Himes

Please see the full schedule for more details.

If you are attending the conference in person, we invite you to make use of the opportunity to participate in pre conference workshops of your choice!