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Why come to the ISSTD Conference?

Learn where thought leaders in treatment, research and training are headed. 

Are you new to the field, or just curious? Learn face-to-face from the experts and meet new friends.

Have you been at this for a while? Come to meet old and new friends, brush up, and improve your skills.

Are you an expert?
Don't be selfish! Come and share your knowledge! While you are at it, become a better expert.

Clinician? Learn new clinical skills and what research is bringing you.

Researcher? Learn what your colleagues are working on, how the clinicians are applying the new knowledge, and where the clinicians desperately need new knowledge.

Students and Early Career Professionals: We know that the future belongs to you. Come to a conference where you can interact with leaders who welcome you and respect your contributions to our future.

2015 Annual Conference: Major Training Event | Orlando!

 2015 Conference

SAVE THE DATE!  In 2015, ISSTD will be moving its annual conferences from the fall chill to the spring bloom!

The 2015 Annual conference will be held in April--the beautiful season of new growth and renewal.

The ISSTD Conference Committee is planning a Major Training Event as we transition to the Springtime. Each of the three days of the conference proper has a theme and speakers and workshops will support that day's theme. The 2015 Conference Call for Proposals is scheduled to open in Summer 2014. Pre-Conference full day workshops will continue to be offered.


Day 1:  Mind & Body
Featured Plenary Speaker: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

Day 2: Art of Psychotherapy: Learning Beyond the Manual
Featured Plenary Speaker: Harold Kudler, MD

Day 3: Person to Person
Featured Plenary Speaker: Laurie Pearlmann, PhD

April 16 & 17 - Pre Conferences
April 18-20 - Full Conference

To make the first spring conference extra warm, extra welcoming, and extra fun; it is going to be held in Disney World ... (well, almost...), in Orlando, Florida. A field-trip to Disney World is very likely to happen ... officially or otherwise. Stay tuned ...

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 USA


2015 Regional Conference: Sydney, Australia


Mark the Dates Now for the first ISSTD ANZ Regional Conference in Sydney, Australia! Registration opens in 2015!


Dates:  27th. 28th. 29th. NOVEMBER 2015

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel
61-101 Phillip Street :: 2000 – Sydney :: Australia

Addressing Complex Trauma in children, adolescents, adults, families & society

Pre-conference workshops and plenary papers and presented by international and local experts including

Richard P. Kluft, MD, PhD
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  Joyanna Silberg, PhD
Sheppard Pratt Health System
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
 Bethany Brand, PhD
Towson University
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
   Russell Meares, MD
Sydney University
Westmead Hospital, Sydney
  Warwick Middleton, MB, BS, FRANZCP, MD
The Cannan Institute
Belmont Hospital, Brisbane
  Philip J. Kinsler, PhD, ABPP
President, ISSTD
Dartmouth College, USA

“Increasing public awareness, empowering victims and sufferers, providing continuing education for clinicians who work in the field of relational trauma.”

Dr. Joan Haliburn, The University of Sydney & Dr. Martin J. Dorahy, University of Canterbury, Co-chairs

Click HERE and let us know if you wish to be on the mailing list announcing when registration opens!

For more information contact ISSTD Headquarters info@isst-d.org

2016 Annual Conference: San Francisco, California

Save the date for the 2016 Annual Conference:

Pre-conference: Thursday March 31 and Friday April 1

Main Conference : Saturday - Monday, April 2 - 4

Wyndham Park 55 Hotel
5 Cyril Magnin St,
San Francisco, CA 94102

Past Conference Recordings

2014 Annual Conference Recordings are now available!

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professional training:

Diagnostik und Behandlung traumatisierter Kinder und Jugendlicher
Learn more about the German training and register

Child & Adolescent Online Course will begin in January 2015

Learn more about the training course and register

ISSTD Center for Advanced Studies in Trauma and Dissociation
Offering two certificates in trauma and dissociation.
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ISSTD Webinar Series Continue
Members have free access to MHPN's webinar series
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