Join ISSTD in April 2015 for the 32nd Annual Conference
We're moving to Springtime!
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
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 Therapist. Laurie 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