Thank you to all of our attendees, presenters, exhibitors, planners, and volunteers for making the 32nd Annual Conference a huge success!
We hope to see everyone in San Francisco, California in Spring 2016!
Important message to all of the attendees:

Recent Update on 5/27/2015

1) ISSTD Certificate of Training in Complex Trauma & Dissociation
Thank you to all who enthusiastically are participating in this program.   The 2015 quizzes are now available and an email was sent out to all attendees on May 27, 2015 with instructions on how to get your ISSTD Certificate Credits for the Conference. Use the verification codes to gain access to the quizzes for the sessions you attended.

2) Continuing Education CE/CME Evaluation and Certificates
The CE/CME Evaluation is available now to attendees who purchased the credits in advance.
Click here for the post conference evaluation link.

For questions, please contact ISSTD Staff (info@isst-d.org) or the CE Provider, Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) Techinical Staff at (800) 258-8411 between 9AM and 6PM Eastern Time.
Please remember, when you complete the evaluation, you will be able to print your certificate immediately at your home computer.
3) Reminder, it's not too late to complete the Online Overall Conference Attendee Evaluation! http://goo.gl/forms/QJN2JQfi7P. Your feedback matters to ISSTD!

Coming Up Next:

1) Conference Recordings
Currently, the 2015 Annual Conference recordings are being edited and prepared for download directly from the recording site. The searchable site will closely resemble the online itinerary planner provided pre-conference. 
Some of our presenters have voluntarily provided their handouts to be included in the materials you will be able to access. You will be sent a link to the recordings, as well as log in information. Please remember that we only will have recordings of sessions for which presenters gave permission to tape. Individuals who purchased a full conference package (3 day or 5 day) will be sent free access to the recorded conference content. All others will be able to purchase the recorded content.

Thank you very much for being part of the ISSTD Conference in Orlando. And please visit the ISSTD website www.isst-d.org frequently for updates regarding the upcoming Regional Conference in Sydney, Australia (November 27-29, 2015)  and our 33rd Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA (March 31- April 4, 2016)!

 32nd Annual Conference

A Major Training Event: 18 - 20 April 2015"Mastering the Complexity of Trauma & Dissociation"
Main Conference Day 1 Theme: 
"Mind & Body"
Featured Plenary Speaker: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

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

Main Conference Day 3 Theme:
"Person to Person"
Featured Plenary Speaker: Laurie Anne Pearlman, PhD

16 - 20 April 2015 || Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel || 1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista || Florida 32830 || USA 

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to invite you to attend the 2015 ISSTD Conference.  This will be a very special conference with a major focus on in-depth, practical clinical training in the treatment of the chronically traumatized. Each of the three conference days will focus on a different major theme and related sub-themes. The themes and sub-themes will flow from initial presentations by highly respected plenary speakers.

Day One of the conference will focus on Mind-Body Connections, one of the major growth areas of knowledge about trauma survivors. Our plenary speaker will be Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, one of the most respected and well-published authors in this area. Sub-themes will include the implications for clinical practice of the neurobiology of trauma, sensorimotor therapy approaches, use of mindfulness and yoga, approaches to somatoform disorders, and the interface between trauma and physical health.

Day Two focuses on the Art of Psychotherapy, with Harold Kudler, MD as the plenary speaker. Dr. Kudler is highly respected for his ability to bring a psychodynamic perspective to the treatment of trauma. Sub-themes will include psychodynamic understanding of trauma, case formulation and treatment trajectories, treatment of complex dissociative disorders, and adjunctive treatment modalities including EMDR, Hypnosis, and Expressive therapies.

Day Three will focus on the Therapeutic Relationship and the Person of the TherapistLaurie Anne Pearlman, PhD will be our plenary speaker on vicarious traumatization. Dr. Pearlman is one of the foremost authors and researchers on vicarious traumatization and the person of the therapist in the treatment of trauma. Sub-themes will include transference/countertransference issues, relational struggles in trauma therapy, attachment styles and therapy, and self of the therapist and vicarious traumatization.

We invite you to submit proposals which are connected to the themes and sub-themes identified above. Research which updates the working clinician’s knowledge base and and is relevent to the above themes will also be welcome.

We look forward to the contributions you can make to an already extremely exciting and rich educational menu.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando, Florida in April 2015!



Kevin Connors, Chair
The ISSTD Conference Committee

ISSTD Conference Committee
Kevin J. Connors, MS, MFT, Chair
Therese Clemens, Executive Director ISSTD
Lynette Danylchuk, PhD
Philip J. Kinsler, PhD, ex officio
Christa Kruger, MD
Christine Forner, MA, MSW
Florence Hannigan, MA, BSW
Mara Katz, LCSW
Kathy Steele, MN, CS
Adah Sachs, PhD
Vedat Şar, MD
Paula Thomson, PhD
Joan Turkus, MD

page updated 14 January 2015/TC

News and
Important Dates

Feb Updates

Hotel Reservation SCAM


Online Preliminary Program and Itinerary Planner are now available!

go to planner now


Register Online

2015 Fee Schedule

15 January 2015
Registration Opens

15 Jan - 28 Feb 2015
Early Bird Pricing Available

1 Mar - 20 April 2015
Regular Pricing Available

Advanced Registration Open
Through 15 April 2015

Thereafter, On-Site Registration
Available 15-20 April 2015

Past & Future Conference2014 Conference Recordings are available now!


Prior Recordings

Announcing 2016 Location:Parc 55 Hotel - A Hilton Hotel
5 Cyril Magnin St,
San Francisco, CA 94102

Pre Conference Dates
31 March & 1 April 2016

Conference Dates:
2 - 4 April 2016

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.


Many Thanks to our 32nd Anniversary Conference Supporters:

American Society for Clinical Hypnosis

Bridges to Recovery

The Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorders at
the Psychiatric Institute of Washington

Del Amo Behavioral Health System
of Southern California

EEG Info

EEG Store

An Infinite Mind

The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)

Lucida Treatment Center

McLean Hill Center for Women

Professional Books Bookstore

The Recovery Place - Elements Behavioral Health

River Oaks Hospital

The Ross Institute

Routledge Journals - Taylor & Francis Group

South Bay Psychological Center

Sovereign Health Group

Timberlawn Mental Health System

Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOP DD) Study