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1 August - 31 August 2017
Early Bird Pricing Available

1 September - 22 September 2017
Regular Pricing Available

Advanced Registration
Through 21 September 2017

Thereafter, On-Site Registration
Available 22 September 2017

Contact the ISSTD office at 703-610-9037 or email

continuing education

Continuing Education credits are available for this conference through our CE co-sponsor, CE Learning System. Credits must be purchased before the end of the conference for a separate fee.

Additional information on CE credits is available on the PROGRAM page of the conference website.

Meet the Presenters

Deborah cohen, lcsw

Presently a faculty member of ISSTD, Deborah Cohen, LCSW has been involved in treating individuals with eating disorders and dissociation for much of her career. She is the former Coordinator of both the Outpatient Eating Disorders Program at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY as well as the Inpatient Eating Disorders Program at Holliswood Hospital in Queens, NY. Ms. Cohen worked as a research clinician for first responders who developed PTSD in response to the 9/11 attacks. She has taught at the college and graduate level and is now teaching the Intro to Treating Complex PTSD Parts I and II for ISSTD. She is in private practice in Manhasset and Croton-on-Hudson NY

Garrett M. Deckel, MD, phd

Dr. Garrett Marie Deckel is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, where she teaches psychiatric residents in the areas of Complex PTSD and Dissociation.  She completed her residency in Adult Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and prior to that earned her M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  After residency, Dr. Deckel was an Attending Psychiatrist at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, and studied for two years at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. 

Prior to entering the field of medicine, Dr. Deckel earned her Ph.D. at Princeton University, specializing in the Philosophy of Mind and Ethics, where her dissertation focused on issues of self and agency.  She then taught philosophy at New York University prior to taking a turn in her career and attending medical school. Dr. Deckel is in currently private practice in Manhattan and White Plains.  She frequently gives invited talks, lectures and interviews on Trauma and Dissociative Disorders.

Robert slater, lcsw-r

Robert Slater, LCSW-R is founder and president of Copeland Ave Counseling, PLLC, with offices in Syracuse and Homer, NY. He has worked with children and adolescent in residential and school and with all ages in the private practice setting settings. His work with facility placed adolescents led him to focus on how traumatic stressors impact growth, behavior and development. This focus has continued throughout his career.

Robert is a member if EMDRIA and ISSTD. He is serving his second term on the Board of Directors of ISSTD, currently as secretary. He is an ISSTD fellow and recepient of the 2017 President's Award of Distinction.