2013 Conference Schedule
NOTE: The schedule below is considered reliable. Every effort is made to maintain this schedule as posted here. Occasionally we must make adjustments and substitutions as necessary. Please verify presentations when on site. Registration desk hours, exhibit hours, meetings of committees and other groups will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed. We recommend that you visit the site regularly to access updated information. Last Update 10/20/2013.

Indicates a session for which you may earn credits toward the ISSTD Certificate of Study in Trauma and Dissociation.

Indicates a session that focuses on Child & Adolescent Trauma.

Please select a day/date below to view the corresponding conference schedule.

November 14, 2013

November 15, 2013

November 16, 2013

November 17, 2013

November 18, 2013


Wednesday, November 13, 2013
There will be a 15 minute break during the ASCH Hypnosis Training
Session Title (Location)
Executive Committee Meeting (Ruth)
11:30 AM
1:30 PM
Executive Committee & Staff
Annual Board Meeting (Ruth)
2:30 PM
5:30 PM
Board Members & Staff
Registration Desk Open (Holiday Ballroom Foyer 2nd Floor) 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Staff
ASCH Training: Fundamentals of Hypnosis  (Poe A-B)
5:30 PM
9:30 PM
Lemke, Pilon, Spiegel, Manlove


Thursday, November 14, 2013
                 Session Title (Location)
Start End Presenters
Registration Desk Open (Holiday Ballroom Foyer 2nd Floor) 7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Professional Books Bookstore (Holiday Ballroom Foyer 2nd Floor)
8:00 AM
5:00 PM




 Concurrent Sessions

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pre-Con 1

Stabilization: Navigating Developmental Repair with Relational and Regulatory Interventions in Phase 1 and Beyond  (Holiday Ballroom 1)
Download Steele's Slides
8:30 AM
4:30 PM
Pre-Con 2

Have we all gone mad? Understanding and working with complicated client-therapist interactions and covert communications in complex trauma and dissociative disorders (Holiday Ballroom 2) 8:30 AM 4:30 PM Baker, O'Neil
Pre-Con 3
The Surprising and Counterintuitive Lessons I Learned about Therapy for Child Dissociation
(Holiday Ballroom 3)
8:30 AM 4:30 PM Silberg
Pre-Con 4

How Evidenced Based Diagnosis of the Dissociative Disorders Using the SCID-D Informs Clinical Treatment: Video Case Presentations of Ego State Therapy for Complex Dissociative Disorders (Peale C)
8:30 AM 4:30 PM Rousell
Pre-Con 5
Dissociation 101:  A Workshop for Students and Emerging Professionals (Johnson A-B)
8:30 AM
4:30 PM Forner
ASCH Training Fundamentals of Hypnosis
(Ruth, Poe A, Poe B, Peale A, Peale B)
8:00 AM 5:45 PM Lemke, Pilon, Spiegel, Manlove
Break-Coffee/Tea 10:00 AM     
10:30 AM
Lunch - Boxed Lunch Included12:00 PM1:00 PM
Break - Coffee/Tea 2:30 PM 3:00 PM

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Friday, November 15, 2013

                Session Title (Location) Start End Presenters
Registration Desk Open (Holiday Ballroom Foyer 2nd Floor) 7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Professional Books Bookstore (Holiday Ballroom Foyer 2nd Floor) 8:00 AM
5:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday,  November 15, 2013

Pre-Con 6

Dissociation 201: Treating the Difficult Client
(Holiday Ballroom 1)
8:30 AM
4:30 PM
Lynette Danylchuk, Connors
Pre-Con 7

Broken Ties-Broken Hearts-Broken Selves: Attachment, Trauma, and Dissociation in Children (Holiday Ballroom 2) 8:30 AM 4:30 PM Waters, Weiland, Potgieter-Marks
Pre-Con 8

Temporizing Techniques and Advanced Hypnotic Interventions (Holiday Ballroom 3) 8:30 AM 4:30 PM Kluft
Pre-Con 9

Adjunctive Use of Opioid Antagonists in the Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders (Peale C)
Download Lanius' Slides
8:30 AM 4:30 PM Lanius
Pre-Con 10

Detecting Genuine vs. Feigned DID on Psychological Tests: Implications for Assessment, Forensics, and the Construct Validity of DID
(Johnson A)
8:30 AM 4:30 PM Brand, Loewenstein
Pre-Con 11

Ethics & Trauma:  Working under pressure - a Relational perspective

(Johnson B)

8:30 AM
4:30 PM
Brown, Kinsler, Golston, Courtois
ASCH Training
Fundamentals of Hypnosis
(Meet in Ruth. Breakouts: Ruth, Poe A, Poe B, Peale A, Peale B)
8:00 AM 5:45 PM Lemke, Pilon, Spiegel, Manlove
 Break-Coffee/Tea 10:00 AM
10:30 AM
 Lunch - Boxed Lunch Included
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
 Break - Coffee/Tea
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
Exhibitor Set Up/ Poster Presenter's Set Up
6:30 PM
9:30 PM
Haunted Pub Crawl ~ Fells Point
8:00 PM
10:00 PM

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Session Title (Location)  Start  End  Presenter(s)
Registration Desk Open (Holiday Ballroom Foyer 2nd Floor)7:00 AM 6:00 PM
Staff & Ambassadors
Exhibitor & Poster Set Up (Holiday Ballroom 1-2-3)7:00 AM 9:30 AM  
1st Time Attendee Orientation (Holiday Ballroom 4-5-6)
7:55 AM
8:10 AM

WELCOMING REMARKS (Holiday Ballroom 4-5-6)
8:15 AM
8:30 AM
Joan Turkus, MD
ISSTD President
The Polyvagal Theory: Insights into understanding trauma and dissociation
8:30 AM
10:00 AM
Stephen Porges, PhD
Posters on Display  (Holiday Ballroom 1-2-3)10:00 AM 5:00 PM 
Break (Holiday Ballroom 1-2-3) 10:00 AM
10:30 AM
Exhibit Hall Open/Professional Books Bookstore (Holiday Ballroom 1-2-3)10:00 AM 3:30 PM  

Concurrent Sessions 

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

10:30 AM
12:00 PM
Chair: Lynette Danylchuk
1.1 Lessons from an 8 Year Therapy Group for DID Clients
Aveni, Hares
1.2 Treatment Efficiency with Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders Maves
1.3 Is Supervised Visitation More Favorable in Groups of Families to Develop Parental Abilities? Dagenais
1.4 Trauma, Attachment, and Adjustment: Applying Psychoanalytic Principles to Understanding and Working with Orphans in New Delhi, India
Concurrent Sessions 

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM
12:00 PM Chair: Paula Thomson
2.1 Is Dissociation Only Relevant to Complex Relational Trauma?: Data from Responses to a Fatal Earthquake.
2.2 Epigenetics for the Rest of Us Doughty
2.3 The Neuropsychology and Endocrinology of Depersonalization Disorder Monde
2.4 Historical Trauma: The Native American Holocaust Johnson
Concurrent Sessions 

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
90 MINUTE WORKSHOPS (Location) 10:30 AM 12:00 PM  
Contextual Therapy for Complex Trauma: Treatment Model and Case Studies (Poe A-B)
Araujo, Badaan, Burk, Day, Gindy, Stivelman
How to Use the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule (Johnson A)
What's Up Doc? A Medication Workshop for Clinicians (Ruth)
Khmurets, Turkus
Managing Attachment Dynamics in the Therapeutic Relationship (Brent)
Barach, Comstock
Even Trauma Survivors Have to Eat: The Management of Eating Disordered Patients in Your Practice (Johnson B)
Kolodner, Litovitz, Palatiello
Integrating Experiential Treatments for Trauma: Using Art and the Body for Healing Attachment Related Injury (Douglass)
Tripp,  Stewart
Clinical Case Consultation on Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders (Latrobe)
Phillips, Steele
Assessing the Impact of Trauma in Low Income Communities: A Model for Trauma Transformation (Peale B-C)
Lunch (On Your Own)
Professional Training Program Faculty Lunch (by Invitation)
Student and Emerging Professionals Pizza Lunch
Concurrent Sessions 

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Break from
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3 HOUR WORKSHOPS (Location)1:30 PM
5:00 PM
The Stance of the Therapist: Surviving and Thriving as a Trauma Therapist (Peale A)
How to Achieve Mindfulness with Dissociative Clients Using Creative Meditations and MPFC Processing (Johnson A)
Treating Chronic, Complex Trauma and Chemical Dissociation (Johnson B)
Blizard, Poray
A Practical Workshop on Stage One Tasks for Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders: Hypnotic and Non-Hypnotic Interventions (Tubman A-B)
Concurrent Sessions 

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
SYMPOSIUM (Location) 1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Disorganized attachment and cumulative developmental injury: Intergenerational transmission, clinical presentation, and foundational treatment of complex developmental trauma (Peale B-C)
Stewart, Doughty, Dadson, Wang
1:30 PM 3:00 PM Chair: Sandra Wieland
3.1 Case Series of Possession Disorder in a Training Hospital in South KoreaJung, Kim, Young Oh
3.2 The Case of Felicia: A Contextual Approach to Dissociative Identity DisorderBurk, King
3.3 Frida Kahlo: A Portrait of the Dissociative ExperiencePhillips
3.4 Three Case Studies of Adolescent Females Exhibiting Non-Suicidal Self Harming Behaviors and Their Family EnvironmentPainter, Faust, Gold, Heidelberg, Juanes Vaquero, Olivos, Pereda, Schwartz
Concurrent Sessions 

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Navigating the Dream Space with Highly Dissociative Patients  (Douglass)
Howell, Itzkowitz
Surviving and Thriving in the Courtroom (Ruth)
Frankel, Kinsler
A Non-Traumatic Refresher of Social Science Statistics (Latrobe)
"I Hate You, Please Help Me!" - The Complicated Journey of a DID Adolescent (Brent)
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions 

3:30 PM  - 5:00 PM
SYMPOSIUM (Location) 3:30 PM
5:00 PM
Self, Other, Mind, and Body: Experimental Research Integrating Affect, Cognition, Relational Processes, and Physiology in Complex Trauma Samples (Peale B-C)
D'Andrea, DePierro, Fortunato, Freed, Frewen, Pole
3:30 PM 5:00 PM
Chair: Bethany Brand
4.1 A critical review of medication as an intervention in the treatment of children and adolescents with dissociative disorders or complex traumatization
4.2 Do Different Dissociative Measures Tell the Same Story? Jaque, Thomson
4.3 Child Maltreatment in Abnormal Psychology Textbooks: Reviewing the Adequacy of the Content Brand, Laubner, Wilgus
4.4 Trauma Vulnerability Index: Assessment Integrating Predisposing Risk, (Complex) Trauma, and Chronic Stress within the Public Mental Health System Miele
90 MINUTE WORKSHOPS (Location) 3:30 PM
5:00 PM 
Sleep & PTSD (Ruth)
Working with Trauma and Dissociation with Traumatized Families in Kenya (Douglass)
Your Turn for Care: Assisting Clients with the Aging and Death of Perpetrators (Latrobe)
A Meeting of Minds: Attachment Focused Phase oriented Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Complex Trauma Disorders (Brent)
Poster Judging Hour (Holiday Ballroom 1-2-3)5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Poster Presenters & Judges
PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION ~ Special Event Location ~ (Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards)
6:00 PM
7:30 PM
All registrants
Exhibitors Showcase at President's Reception (Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards)
6:00 PM
7:30 PM

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Sunday, November 17, 2013
                       Session Title (Location)  Start  End  Presenters
Registration Desk Open (Holiday Ballroom Foyer 2nd Floor)7:30 AM 10:30 AM
Staff & Ambassadors
Exhibit Hall Open/Professional Books Bookstore (Holiday Ballroom 1-2-3)7:30 AM
3:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions

8:30 AM  - 10:00 AM
SYMPOSIA (Location)
8:30 AM 10:00 AM  
Transforming Adverse Experiences into Resources for Therapeutic Work
(Johnson A)
8:30 AM
10:00 AM
Lutz, I. Vogt, R. Vogt
New Findings from the Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders
"TOP DD" Study (Ruth)
8:30 AM10:00 AMBrand, Loewenstein, Putnam, Marsic, Myrick, Schielke, Webermann, Welzant, Leventhal


8:30 AM 10:00 AM  
Illness in the Trauma Therapist: Challenges and Opportunities (Tubman A-B)
Henning, Ryan, Shapiro

PAPER SESSION 5 (Douglass)
8:30 AM10:00 AMChair: Christa Kruger
5.1 Stress Management and Burnout Resilience in Early, Mid and Late Career Trauma Therapists: Have Things Really Changed in the Last Thirty Years?Fine
5.2 Into the Darkness: The Therapist's Experience of Sitting with People Who Face Human HorrorsSmith
5.3 Learning to Ride the Rollercoaster: Supervising Trainees and Newly Qualified Psychotherapists on Cases Involving Complex Trauma and Dissociation from an Attachment-Based PerspectiveR. Schwartz
5.4 The Transvaluation of Professional Values in the Development of Trauma Specialists: The Significance of SupervisionSternstein

Concurrent Sessions 

8:30 AM  - 10:00 AM

Break 10:00  - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

8:30 AM10:00 AM 
It's Not About the Story: Using Yoga, Mindfulness and Body Based Techniques in Trauma Treatment (Carroll A-B)
Make It Go Away! Art Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Anger and Other Negative Affects (Brent)
Jacobson-Levy, Mills
8:30 AM 12:00 PM
Eek, There's Dissociation in My Office!: The Art of Mentoring Therapists in Working With Dissociation (Peale A) 
Brown, Steele
Difficult Cases, Creative Solutions--Working with Complicated Cases of Dissociation in Traumatized Children and Adolescents (Peale B-C)
Silberg, Waters, Yehuda
Individual and Collective Dissociation: The Politics of Trauma (Johnson B)
Integrating Yoga into Complex Trauma Treatment (Latrobe)
Lisa Danylchuk
Concurrent Sessions 

10:30 AM  - 12:00 PM
PAPER SESSION 6 (Douglass)
10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Chair: Anthony Tranguch
6.1 Living with Uncertainty: Anticipatory Trauma Symptoms in Three SamplesButler, Rinfrette, Eliseo-Arras, Rinfrette, Wolf, Beyley
6.2 The Social Breakdown SyndromeLaddis
6.3 Shame, Mastery & SelfConnors
6.4 Shame, Enactment, and Childhood Sexual Abuse: Sustaining Attachment with Gendered StatesTomas-Tolentino


10:30 AM
12:00 PM
Research in Treatment of Complex Trauma in Human Trafficking (Johnson A)
Dailey, Snyder
Creative Strategies for Resolving Enactments with Dissociative Patients (Ruth)
Goldberg, Dworkin
Talking About God With Trauma Survivors (Tubman A-B)
Using and Strengthening Our Patients' Own Resources (Carroll A-B)
Activating Affect to Help the Traumatized Client Who Avoids Closeness and Vulnerability (Brent)
AWARDS LUNCHEON (Holiday Ballroom 4-5-6)
12:10 PM
1:30 PM

Trafficking, Trauma, and Trust: Re-empowering Betrayed and Blamed Survivors of Human Trafficking (Holiday Ballroom 4-5-6)
Download Lagon's Slides

1:30 PM 3:00 PM Ambassador Mark Lagon, PhD
Concurrent Sessions 

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
SYMPOSIA (Location)
3:15 PM
4:45 PM
What does it take? When therapist and patient belong to the two sides of a genocidal conflict - Lessons from the Holocaust. (Peale B-C)    
Brenner, Draeger-Muenke, Kluft
Challenges of Clinical Supervision in Trauma (Johnson A)
Adlestein, Chefetz, Courtois
Detecting Genuine vs. Feigned DID on Psychological Tests: Implications for Assessment, Forensics, and the Construct Validity of DID (Peale A)
Brand, Chasson, Donato, Loewenstein, Palermo, Rhodes, Tursich, Tzall, Voorhees

3:15 PM
4:45 PM
Life Span Development of the Trauma Therapist : Early, Mid and Late Career Experiences of Professional and Personal Growth (Johnson B) Hughes, Reuther, Gold
Concurrent Sessions 

3:15 PM  - 4:45 PM
 3:15 PM 4:45 PMChair: Joan Golston
7.1 Whodunnit?: Case Studies in Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and InsanityBarach
7.2 When Is It in the Patient's Interest to Stop Therapy in Cases of Complex Trauma and DissociationJ. Schwartz
7.3 Psychological Aspects of Cruelty to Animals: A Clinician's PerspectiveWaiess
7.4 Sharing Sorrow, Joy, and HealingWakefield
3:15 PM4:45 PMChair: Marilyn Korzekwa
8.1 Differentiating Somatic Problems from a Categorical, Descriptive and Structural-Dynamic Perspective and Their Relations with Trauma and DissociationVan Dijke
8.2 Integrative Deficits in Complex PTSD PatientsVan Dijke
8.3 Ferenczi's a Concept of Identification with the Aggressor: Implications for Dissociative Disorders and Borderline Personality DisorderHowell
8.4 The Multiple Working Model in the Psychotherapy of Adult Survivors of Childhood TraumaGreenfield
3:15 PM 4:45 PM  
Suicide Saved My Life: Clinical Research and Effective Interventions in Suicidality and Self-Harm (Ruth)
Bennett, Knake, Luna-Pendleton, Turkus 
Human Trafficking: Using the HEART Model With Trafficked Survivors in Secular and Faith Based Shelter Programs (Douglass)
Borderline Personality Disorder and Dissociation (Carroll A-B)
Who's Taking What? Integrating Psychopharmacology with Internal Family Systems Therapy for Trauma (Brent)
DSM-5: Dialogue and Discussion (Holiday Ballroom 4-5-6)
Download Courtois' Slides
Download O'Neil's Slides (Filling in for Dell)
Download Turkus' Slides
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Courtois, Dell, Turkus

Annual Business Meeting & Town Hall Meeting (Peale B-C)
6:15 PM
7:00 PM

30th Birthday Celebration! (Holiday Ballroom 4-5-6)
Come enjoy a Celebration of 30 Years!
Birthday Cake Provided by Psychiatric Institute of Washington
Entertainment compliments of Dr. Blues and support by Sheppard Pratt

8:00 PM
10:30 PM
Dessert, Cash Bar

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Monday, November 18, 2013

 Session (Location) Start End Presenters
Registration Desk Open (Holiday Ballroom Foyer 2nd Floor)7:30 AM
10:30 AM
Exhibit Hall Open/Professional Books Bookstore (Holiday Ballroom 1-2-3)7:30 AM
10:30 AM
Concurrent Sessions 

8:30 AM  - 10:00 AM
8:30 AM 10:00 AM  
What We Learned From Teaching About Dissociation (Ruth)
Baker, Boon, Frankel, O'Neil
The Joint ISSTD-American Psychological Association Division 56 Practice Guidelines for Complex Trauma: Status Report and Interface with Other Guidelines (Peale BC)
Courtois, Kinsler, Steele

8:30 AM10:00 AMChair: Warwick Middleton
9.1 Stabilization groups for dissociative parents
9.2 Vitamin D Levels Among Trauma Program InpatientsGoode, Ross, Schroeder
9.3 A Community-Based Study of the Effectiveness of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with School-Aged Children in Toronto, CanadaKonanur, Muller
9.4 Five Year Followup of Psychiatric Adolescent Inpatients: Preliminary ResultsGoffinet
Concurrent Sessions 

8:30 AM  - 10:00 AM
8:30 AM10:00 AMChair: Christine Forner
10.1 Cultivating Mindfulness in Beginning Trauma Therapists: Integrating DBT, Sensorimotor Skills with Expressive Art Therapy TechniquesCowen, Wheeler
10.2 The Otherworld - How We Can Reframe and Make Use of the Virtual World in the Treatment of Trauma Survivors Within the Video Gaming CommunityStach
10.3 Moments, Self, and Culture: Re-imagining "De-contexted" ExperienceForrest
10.4 (Complex) Trauma Therapy Within the Public Mental Health System: Present-Centered Traumatic Stress ReprocessingMiele
8:30 AM
10:00 AM
Learn As You Go? A Conversation About Treating One's First DID/DDNOS Client (Johnson A)              
Supervising Complex Trauma Cases: A Multicultural Case Study (Johnson B) Davediuk-Gingrich, Eldredge
Therapy with Complex Trauma Survivors: Strategies for Healing Clients, Healing the Therapy Relationship, and Healing Ourselves as Clinicians (Tubman A-B)
Ades, Friedman, Hensler
From Good to Great: Best Practices of the Advanced Trauma Therapist (Brent)
Trance Retraining: From Involuntary Trance States to Trance as a Resource for Self-Regulation (Douglass)
Working with the Parents of Children who Dissociate (Carroll A-B)
The Treatment of Complex Trauma: A Sequenced Relationship Based Approach
10:30 AM
12:00 PM
Christine Courtois

 Lunch On Your Own
12:00 PM
1:30 PM

1:30 PM
6:00 PM

 Concurrent Sessions 

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Includes 30 Minute Break - Coffee/Tea
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
How Do You Study This? A workshop for 'emerging researchers and interested others' on how to create and do research with complex trauma & dissociative subjects. (Peale A)
Creative Art Therapy for Therapists: Managing the Effects of Vicarious Trauma (Peale BC)
Tripp, Sobol
Military Trauma: Boot Camp for Clinicians (Johnson A)
Turkus, Schnitzlein, Pillsbury, Peppard, Grams
Addiction and Trauma: Making the Connection (Johnson B) Beauregard, Tordella
Advances in Ego-State Therapy (Ruth)
Phillips, Lemke

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