Letter From The President

Looking Forward to our Annual Conference

Dear ISSTD Community, 

As we approach our annual conference, hosted both in Seattle and online this year, I look forward to gathering with like-minded and like-hearted colleagues to learn and work toward healing complex trauma and dissociation together.

Our theme this year, “Post-Traumatic Growth in a Dissociative World,” is timely and relevant to the social and environmental stressors we face as a global community, in addition to offering clarity around our clinical work with Complex PTSD and Dissociation.

Our plenary speakers will address the crises that arise amidst complex trauma treatment, the growth that comes from connection, and how we can apply modern neuroscience to our understanding of complex trauma and dissociation. With meetings online and in person, along with in-depth EMDR and hypnosis training offerings, this conference offers the long-awaited opportunity for us to connect in person and to be part of generative conversations about how we can heal individually and collectively. 

I look forward to seeing you there!

Just remember, if you can’t attend recordings of the annual conference will be available in our Centre For Advanced Studies.


Lisa Danylchuk, M.Ed. LMFT

ISSTD 2022 President