Call for Proposals Opens 1 August 2017

The International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation is pleased to announce our Call for Proposals for our 2018 Conference!

Our online Call for Proposals site opens 1 August and will close on 20 September 2017.  We are looking for creative, innovative, and exciting presentations on all aspects of understanding, researching, and treating complex trauma and dissociative disorders.  We encourage solid scientific and clinically grounded presentations that broaden our knowledge base and sharpen our clinical skills.  The use of experiential, interactive, and multi-media presentations is encouraged. Information on our Submission Guidelines and our handy PDF guide on “How to Write a Good Presentation”, can be found on our ISSTD website.

To help you plan your proposal, we proudly announce our slate of plenary speakers: Robert Neimeyer, PhD, Edward Tick, PhD, and Donna Hicks, PhD. Dr. Neimeyer is a world-renowned researcher, author, editor and co-editor of hundreds of publications. He is a psychotherapist with expertise in death and grieving and will discuss how to find meaning and resilience in the face of traumatic loss and grief.  Dr. Tick, author of War and the Soul and Warrior’s Return: Restoring the Soul after War, and innovator in the treatment of traumatized, post-combat veterans, will speak to combat trauma, dissociation and “restoring the soul” of the warrior.  Finally, Dr. Hicks, whose book Dignity explores how to apply this concept in organizational, national and international conflicts, will present on human dignity and its relationship to dissociation on a global level.

Whether you are a veteran presenter, a seasoned clinician, a distinguished researcher, a student, or emerging professional new to our field, we encourage you to share your wisdom, knowledge, and experience with us in the collegial family that is ISSTD.

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Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Kevin, Heather, and the rest of the ISSTD Conference Committee

2018 Conference Supporter