2017 Annual Conference

Save the Date! March 30 – April 4, 2017

ISSTD Annual Conference 2017 will be at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in metro Washington, DC! Just one metro stop from Reagan National Airport in Crystal City, Virginia, the Gateway Marriott is a beautiful hotel and ISSTD has negotiated the very affordable rate of $164 single/double (plus tax) for attendees! Enjoy easy access to all the sights and sounds of the USA Capital City! Take advantage of the renowned Cherry Blossom Festival events that begin Monday, March 20th and end Sunday, April 16th!

Submit a Proposal!
The Ripple Effect: Trauma & Dissociation in the Mainstream

  • Call for Proposals Opens in August 1, 2016
  • Early Bird Registration Begins September 1, 2016
  • Call for Proposals Ends September 15, 2016
  • Regular Registration Begins February 1, 2017
  • On-Site Registration Begins March 30, 2017

Invited Plenary Speakers and topics include:

  • Bruce Perry, MD
    Trauma and the Developing Brain
  • Julian Ford, PhD; Warwick Middleton, MD, President, ISSTD;
    Martin Dorahy, PhD, President-Elect, ISSTD; and others

    The Borderline Question
  • Robert Ursano, MD
    Trauma and the Mainstream

Other featured topics to be addressed include an introduction to dissociation; child & adolescent trauma and dissociation issues, EMDR, neurofeedback, trauma and addictions, shame, stabilization, military trauma, LGBTQ, intimate partner violence, and traumatic stress of the therapist. Typically approximately 20 hours of continuing education credit can be earned at ISSTD conferences. Visit for updates and information!

Plan now for the 2018 too! The 35th Anniversary Conference will be held in Chicago, IL, March 22-26 at the Hilton Palmer House Hotel!