Long Beach

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Welcome to Long Beach California

Welcome to Long Beach, California's 5th largest city and Southern California's newest coastal destination.  Long Beach boasts amenities few other cities can offer. Our blend of big city convenience with the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of an ocean side community is unmatched. We hope you will enjoy all the pleasures our city has to offer.

Our scenic downtown and waterfront marina set the standard for "walk-ability."  Within conveniently close proximity you will find first-class accommodations, shopping, numerous entertainment options and more than 100 restaurants within an eight-block area. 

Explore each dynamic region creating the heart of our city--Pine Avenue, The Pike at Rainbow Harbor and Shoreline Village; each offers an array of activity and add their own distinct, local flavor. Take a harbor cruise alongside breathtaking ocean bays, bike or simply walk on dedicated paths next to 5.5 miles of sandy beaches. Year-round Long Beach offers sunny skies and moderate climate.

Visit our world class attractions, the Queen Mary, the largest, fastest, most luxurious ocean liner of her time, entertains passengers in fine restaurants and on historical tours and the Aquarium of the Pacific featuring more than 12,500 inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean, undersea galleries and live shows. Long Beach is also home to several eclectic museums including the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Museum of Latin American Art. 

The city's East Village Arts District includes one-of-a kind art galleries and shops. In addition, just three miles from downtown is Belmont Shore and 2nd Street, the quintessential beachfront community. Easy to reach by the Long Beach Transit's Passport Shuttles, here you will discover trendy shops and terrific restaurants. You can even experience the romance of Italy and weave your way around our very own canals in an authentic gondola.

Enjoy our city. See our neighborhoods. Stroll our streets. Browse through the shops and take advantage of the wide variety of dining and entertainment. Most of all, thank you for visiting Long Beach and we hope you will return soon.


Bob Foster

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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
E-mail: info@isst-d.org