Conference Objectives

Overall Conference Objectives

  1. Describe the central role of dissociation in complex trauma related disorders
  2. Assess and treat children, adolescents, and/or adults with complex PTSD, developmental trauma, and dissociative disorders
  3. Describe the relationships among trauma, dissociation, and other psychological signs, symptoms, and disorders
  4. Identify some of the most recent research in the trauma and dissociation field
  5. Employ new treatment approaches and interventions for complex trauma and dissociation
  6. Recognize, avoid, or resolve therapeutic pitfalls and impasses
  7. Identify and effectively work with countertransference, vicarious traumatization, and needs related to therapist self-care
  8. Identify cultural, social, and religious effects on trauma, dissociation, and trauma-informed treatments
  9. Recognize the ethical and relational challenges posed by trauma and dissociation patients and discuss productive approaches to these issues

News and
Important Dates

Call for Proposals

November 2014
Submissions Under Review

15 December 2014
Acceptances Announced

To submit begin here

Registration

2015 Fee Schedule

1 December 2014
Registration Opens


1 Dec 2014 - 28 Feb 2015
Early Bird Pricing Available

1 Mar - 20 April 2015
Regular Pricing Available

Advanced Registration Open
Through 15 March 2015

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

Past & Future Conference2014 Conference Recordings will be posted in November

 Prior Conference Recordings

Announcing 2016 Location:Wyndham Park 55 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.

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Many Thanks 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 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

Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOP DD) Study