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1 April - 15 May 2017
Early Bird Pricing Available

16 May - 11 June 2017
Regular Pricing Available

Advanced Registration
Through 11 June 2017

Thereafter, On-Site Registration
Available 12 June 2017

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

continuing education

A total of 24.75 continuing Education credits are available for this conference (12 for Marks and 12.75 for Knipe) through our CE co-sponsor, CE Learning System. Credits must be purchased before the end of the conference for a separate fee.


A qualified Therapist and Social Worker, Dr Renee P Marks has over 32 years experience working with children and families. She provides assessments and direct therapeutic interventions in relation to attachment and complex trauma. She is recognised for her specialist knowledge in relation to allegations, sexual abuse, trauma and dissociation in children and adolescents.

Renee works predominantly in the fields of adoption, fostering and corporate parenting. She has an international reputation and has been involved in delivering training and keynote speeches across the English speaking world.


Jim Knipe, PhD, has been a licensed psychologist in private practice in Colorado since 1976 and has been using EMDR since 1992. He is an EMDR-HAP Trainer, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Instructor, and was designated a "Master Clinician" by EMDRIA in 2007. He was a Keynote speaker at the 2010 EMDRIA conference, 2015 EMDR Canada conference and was an invited guest speaker at the 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2014 EMDRIA Annual Conferences, the 2006, 2008 and 2012 EMDR-Europe Annual Conferences, the 2010 EMDR Asia Conference, and national EMDR conferences in Denmark, Germany, Scotland, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, The Netherlands, Turkey, Brazil and Japan. He has been involved with the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, serving as Coordinator for training programs in Turkey and Palestine, and serving on the Board of Directors and as Research and Training Director. He has also been involved in HAP programs in Oklahoma City, New York (following 9/11), Sri Lanka and Indonesia. In addition, he is a co-author of published outcome research documenting the effects of EMDR with survivors of 9/11 and with those traumatized by the 1999 Marmara earthquake in Turkey. Dr. Knipe has contributed chapters to EMDR Casebook (Manfield, 2002), EMDR Solutions, Volumes I and II (R. Shapiro, 2005, 2009),Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation (2007), EMDR Scripted Protocols: Special Populations (Luber, 2009), and EMDR and Dissociation: the progressive approach (Gonzalez and Mosquera, 2012). His book, EMDR toolbox: Theory and treatment for complex PTSD and dissociation, was published in August, 2014, and he is a co-author (with Dolores Mosquera) of an article in the Winter, 2015 issue of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, entitled Understanding and Treating Narcissism With EMDR Therapy.