News & Important Dates

WEDNESDAY, 22 October through FRIDAY, 24 October 2014

By special cooperative arrangement with American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

ASCH Basic Hypnosis Training (ASCH credit available)
Special thanks to Reinhild Draeger-Muenke, PsyD, LMFT

Please note that there is limited Space available for this training course. For more information on the course please visit the the ASCH Hypnosis Training page.

The ASCH Basic Hypnosis Training is not included in the 5-Day conference package and must be purchased separately.


THURSDAY, 23 October 2014
Please click on the pre-conference title for more information.

P1 : Walking a Fine Line:  Ethics, Law & Risk Management in the Treatment of Complex Trauma & Dissociation
A. Steven Frankel, PhD, JD;  Joan Golston, DCSW, LICSW; Alan Scheflin, JD

P2 : Have We All Gone Mad? Understanding and Working with Complicated Client-therapist Interactions and Covert Communications in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders
Su Baker, MEd; John A. OíNeil, MD, FRCPC

P3 : Dissociation 101: For Students and Emerging Professionals
Christine C. Forner, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

P4 : The Body in Dissociation: An Introduction to the Integration of Traditional and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Pat Ogden, PhD; Kathy Steele, MN, CS

P5 : Understanding and Effectively Treating Chronically Traumatized and Dissociative Adolescents
Robert B. Slater, MSW, LCSW-R; Lisa Danylchuk, EdM, MFT, E-RYT

FRIDAY, 24 October 2014
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P6 : Dissociation 201: Treating the Difficult Client
Lynette Danylchuk, PhD; Kevin J. Connors, MS, MFT

P7 : Don't Tear Your Hair Out! We Can Manage Suicidality, Homicidality, and Self-Injurious Behaviors
Joan A. Turkus, MD, DLFAPA; Philip J. Kinsler, PhD, ABPP; Jan Beauregard, PhD, CSAC, CSAT

P8 : Advanced Issues in the Treatment of DID/DDNOS

Richard P. Kluft, MD, PhD

P9 : Biofeedback to the Brain: A Missing Piece in Trauma Treatment
Ulrich Lanius, PhD; Misty Brigham, MS; Sebern Fisher, MA, BCN

P10 : Pathway Towards Recovery: Diagnosing and Treating Children with Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Frances S. Waters, LMSW, DCSW, LMFT

Last updated August 21, 2014

Preliminary Program

Online Program



2014 Fee Schedule - fax/mail in registration form

Registration Opens 1 May 2014

Early Bird Pricing Available
1 May - 9 September 2014

Regular Pricing Available
10 September - 28 October 2014

Advanced Registration Open
Through 15 October 2014

Thereafter, On-Site Registration
Available 22 - 27 October 2014


 Future Conference Info

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?
Donít 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.


Thank You to Our Conference Supporters:

Bridges to Recovery
The Center for Post Traumatic
     Stress Disorders
Del Almo Behavioral Health Hospital
EEG Institute
Elements Behavioral Health
EMDR Institute
The Institute on Violence, Abuse
     and Trauma (IVAT)
McLean Hospital
Professional Books Bookstore
The Ross Institute
Routledge Journals -
     Taylor & Francis Group
South Bay Psychological Center
Timberlawn Mental Health System
TOP DD Study

2013 Conference recording


We're moving to the Spring in 2015!

2015 ISSTD Annual Conference
Major Training Event:
The Complexity of Trauma & Dissociation; Science, Practice, Questions

April 16 & 17 - Pre Conference
April 18-20 - Full Conference
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 USA


International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
8400 Westpark Drive, Second Floor, McLean, VA 22102
Telephone: 703/610-9037 Fax: 703/610-0234