2021 Asia-Pacific Virtual Conference

Coming Together: Healing from Interpersonal,
Systemic and Global Trauma

19 -20 November 2021 | 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM AEDT | Online

We warmly welcome you to join us at the 2021 ISSTD Asia-Pacific Virtual Conference.

Globally, we face unprecedented crises and opportunities for social change. Long standing issues have reached a tipping point. #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo and #TimesUp has focused public attention on the corrosive effects of racial injustice, sexual violation and gender inequality. Responses to domestic violence, institutional abuse, and child sexual exploitation are gaining momentum. These shifts are occurring against a backdrop of climate catastrophe, the COVID-19 pandemic and a global political landscape characterised by stark divisions and hypocrisies. How can the trauma field respond to these issues, simultaneously personal, interpersonal, systemic and political? 

Over two days, this conference will discuss how complex trauma and dissociation are being addressed within the Asia-Pacific region and will provide a variety of perspectives on treatment and research.

Looking forward to seeing you in online!

Registration Details

Registration includes live access to presentations on the days selected and access to recordings from those days for at least 60 days following the conference. Conference recordings will be available within two weeks of the conclusion of the conference.

Member Pricing

Fee Name

Early
15 September -15 October

Regular
16 October – 12 November

Late
13-20 November

Two Day – Member

One Day – Member

$375 AUD

$275 AUD

$475 AUD

$325 AUD

$510 AUD

$360 AUD

Non-Member Pricing

Fee Name

Early
15 September -15 October

Regular
16 October – 12 November

Late
13-20 November

Two Day – Non-Member

One Day – Non-Member

$425 AUD

$325 AUD

$525 AUD

$375 AUD

$560 AUD

$410 AUD

Student Pricing

Fee Name

Regular
15 September – 20 November

Two Day – Student

One Day – Non-Member

$200 AUD

$125 AUD

Student registrations are reviewed and accepted upon approval. Student registrants must provide proof of current status in a related field and must submit verification by email or fax.

All registration fees listed are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing via email or fax. A processing fee of $75 will be charged for cancellations received on or before 31 October 2021. No refunds will be issued for no-shows. Refund requests will not be accepted after 31 October 2021. Not all requests will be granted. Substitutions for attendees are accepted at any time.

Disability Policy (ADA)
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs. Please contact ISSTD Headquarters via email at cfas@isst-d.org or via phone at 844.994.7783 for assistance.

Grievance Policy
ISSTD is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformation with the APA, ASCH, 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 cfas@isst-d.org. These will be forwarded on for review by the ISSTD Executive Committee.

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 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 five working days. Formal grievances are required to be written and emailed as directed above and will be responded to within 15 business days.

Registration Contact Information
Email: cfas@isst-d.org
Phone: 844.994.7783
Fax: 888.966.0310

Registration Options and Discounts

Registration Categories

Student
Student registration is open to those enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree or certification in the mental health field and who have an interest in trauma and dissociation. Student registration is also open to trainees and interns in the mental health professions who are practicing under supervision. Proof of student status such as a transcript, copy of course registration, or letter from a supervisor for trainees/interns is required.

Emerging Professional
Emerging Professional registration is open to mental health professionals who have completed an advanced degree and are in the first three years of their career. The three year timeframe is based on date licensed for clinicians or the date of graduation for researchers.

Professional
Professional registration is open to professionals primarily involved in the provision of services, research, education, scholarship, writing or public policy in an area related to trauma and dissociation. Members who are mental health or health care providers must be either licensed professionals or qualified within the accepted legal or cultural standards for conducting clinical practice in his or her locale.

Discounts

Emerging Professional Discounts
Emerging Professional members are eligible for a $100 discount off two day registration and a $50 discount off one day registration

Group Discounts
Discounts are available to groups of five or more individuals from the same facility, school, or organization.

  • Groups of 5+: 10% discount
  • Groups of 10+: 15% discount

World Bank Lower Income Country Discounts
New in 2021! We now offer discounts for attendees coming from World Bank categorized lower income countries. To check whether your country is in one of these tiers, click here.

  • Tier VI Countries: 75% discount
  • Tier IV & V Countries: 50% discount
  • Tier II & III Countries: 25% discount

Please contact the ISSTD Registration Department at cfas@isst-d.org for additional information on all discounts and to receive the appropriate discount code. Discounts are available until 12 November 2021.

Conference Schedule

Preliminary Conference Schedule

Our full preliminary conference schedule is now available. This schedule will give you a full breakdown of the schedule for each day, provided details on each conference presentation and introduce you to our conference speakers. Presentation details not included below will be added in the coming weeks as will information about conference social events. Please note that all times listed below are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT). Click here to convert to your local time.

Friday, 19 November 2021

10:00 – 11:30 AM AEDT

Trauma and Dissociation in India, China and the Asia Pacific
90 Minute Workshop
Presenters: Colin A. Ross & Hong Wang Fung
Presentation & Speaker Information

12:00 – 1:30 PM AEDT

The Stolen Children of Timor Leste
90 Minute Workshop
Presenters: Patrick Burgess & Galuh Wandita
Presentation & Speaker Information

2:30 – 4:00 PM AEDT

Fit for Purpose: Designing Systems and Recovery and Healing Services for Women with Lived Experience of Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Plenary Workshop
Presenters: Michael Salter & Sally Stevenson
Presentation & Speaker Information

4:30 – 6:00 PM AEDT

APEX© – An Effective Model for Treating Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
90 Minute Workshop
Presenters: Diane Clare
Presentation & Speaker Information

6:30 – 8:00 PM AEDT

Overcoming Barriers to Trauma Treatment with the Sleeping Dogs Method
90 Minute Workshop
Presenter: Arianne Struik
Presentation & Speaker Information


Saturday, 20 November 2021

10:00 AM – 1:30 AM AEDT

States of Abject Shame and Self-Loathing: Compartmentalization, Dissociation and Enactments
3 Hour Workshop
Presenter: Rick Hohfeler & Kathleen Adams
Presentation & Speaker Information

2:30 – 4:00 PM AEDT

Implications of Intergenerational Trauma and Systemic Abuse for Australia’s First Nations: Considering the Role of Activism in Healing
Plenary Workshop
Presenter: Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts & Kylie Cripps
Presentation & Speaker Information

4:30 – 6:00 PM AEDT

Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY): An Embodied Intervention for Complex Trauma
90 Minute Workshop
Presenter: Bridget McNamara
Presentation & Speaker Information

6:30 – 8:00 PM AEDT

Family Dynamics in Complex Trauma and Dissociation – A Case Series from India
90 Minute Workshop
Presenters: Adithy, Hvovi Bhagwagar & Karishma Shah Savla
Presentation & Speaker Information