PTP Course Fees and Policies

Below you will find the fees for the ISSTD Professional Training Program courses. ISSTD is pleased to offer in-person, teleseminar and online courses. Fees for in-person and tele-seminar courses include continuing education (CE) credits. CE credits for online courses are an additional fee as these courses require a post-course quiz. All fees are in US Dollars (USD).

If you have any questions, please direct them to the PTP Staff at

Adult PTP Courses
ISSTD Member FeeNon-Member Fee
The Complexities of Complex Trauma: Theory and Practice (Part I or Part II)$355.00 
From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders: Theory and Practice
(Part I or Part II)
Advanced Topics in Complex Trauma and Dissociative DisordersComing Soon!Coming Soon!
Master Seminar: Complex Posttraumatic and Dissociative Disorders$424.00$474.00
Child & Adolescent PTP CoursesISSTD Member FeeNon-Member Fee
Assessment and Treatment of Traumatized Children and Adolescents$644.00$694.00

Pricing for Spanish language courses differs from English courses. Please check the course pages for these course for the sliding scale pricing and registration deadlines.

Registration Requirements

Receiving Approval to Register
ISSTD is interested in the success of this program. To ensure the highest standards in our profession, we require each potential participant to call or email a copy of your CV and license to the course instructor listed in the course registration page. Applicants must be licensed clinicians. We do accept those students, trainees, interns, etc. If you are currently working under the supervision of a licensed clinician as part of the pre-licensing process, a letter from your supervisor giving you permission to participate must be submited to the course instructor. If you are a graduate student, a letter from your Department Chairperson permission to participate must be submited to the course instructor

If your instructor agrees with your participation in this program, they will tell you to register. If you register without prior consent of an instructor, we cannot guarantee your instructors approval and your registration fee may be refunded to you, minus an administrative fee of $45 for handling of improperly submitted registration materials.

Registration Policies

Class Size
Registration is limited to no more than 14 persons per in person and teleseminar course. Registration limits for online classes may vary.

Course Sequence and Approval to Skip Courses
Progression from Complexities of Complex Trauma: Theory & Practice Part I to Part II, through From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders: Theory & Practice Part I and Part II is required unless approval is provided to take the upper level courses. Students must take Part I of a two-part course to continue on to Part II.

Students who wish to enroll in From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders: Theory & Practice without taking Complexities of Complex Trauma: Theory & Practice Parts I&II must be approved by the PTP Chair and Standard Course Directors. To obtain this approval, please submit a copy of your current CV via email to An interview with the Chair and Directors may be required before permission is given to enroll.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations are subject to a $45 cancellation fee and will only be accepted before the start date of the course. Once the course starts no new students can be accepted more than one week after the course begins. The course fee is not refundable if you withdraw from the course after the start of the course. All materials used for this course are subject to copyright laws and are not for duplication or distribution by course participants. Fees must be submitted with registration, and must be submitted in US dollars.

If you have a problem or a concern about the course, please contact the ISSTD Professional Training Chair, Su Baker, MEd

Additional Policies

Grievance Policy
ISSTD is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformation with the APA and ASWB grievance procedures.

During a course, instructors will address any concerns that arise. Every effort will be made to address the concerns during the course when possible. If the course instructor(s) are unable to address the participant’s concerns, the complaints and grievances shall be presented in writing to ISSTD Headquarters at These will be forwarded on for review by the PTP Chair and Course Level Director(s).

Social Workers: Should social workers have a specific grievance, these grievances will be addressed by D. Michael Coy, LICSW. In situations where the social worker would have a conflict of interest, then, Christine Forner, MSW, ISSTD President will review the grievance.

ISSTD strives to resolve grievances in a manner that is in the best interest of the participant. All complaints and grievances are reviewed within 5 working days. Formal grievances are required to be written and emailed as directed above and will be responded to within 15 business days.

Disability Policy (ADA)
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs. Please contact ISSTD Headquarters via email at or via phone at 202-803-6332 for assistance.