2022 Virtual Conference

Compounding and Confounding Components in the Assessment, Treatment, and Healing from Complex Trauma and Dissociation

October 22-23, 2022

We are excited to announce our 2022 Fall Virtual Conference! Join ISSTD for this two-day conference featuring plenary speakers Dan Shaw and Shekhar Seshadri. This event will include a mix of 90 minute and 3 hour workshops in addition to our two plenary presentations that will address the assessment, treatment, and healing from complex trauma and dissociation. The Call for Proposals for this event will run April 27 – May 31, 2022.

Schedule at a Glance

Below please find the tentative schedule for the 2022 Conference. Additional details will be posted when the Call for Proposals concludes. Additional social and networking events will be added to the schedule when the Preliminary Schedule is announced in July.

Saturday, October 22 | 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

10:00-11:30 AM

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

12:00-1:30 PM

1:30-2:30 PM

2:30-4:00 PM

4:00-4:30 PM

4:30-6:00 PM

6:00-6:30 PM

6:30-8:00 PM

Concurrent Session #1

Break

Concurrent Session #2

Meal Break

Plenary Session #1

Break

Concurrent Session #3

Break

Concurrent Session #4

Sunday, October 23 | 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

10:00-11:30 AM

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

12:00-1:30 PM

1:30-2:30 PM

2:30-4:00 PM

4:00-4:30 PM

4:30-6:00 PM

6:00-6:30 PM

6:30-8:00 PM

Plenary Session #2

Break

Concurrent Session #5

Meal Break

Plenary Session #6

Break

Concurrent Session #7

Break

Concurrent Session #8

Call for Proposals

Submissions Open April 27 – May 31, 2022

The number of presentation slots available this year has decreased, as the conference schedule will now only feature two concurrent sessions compared to 3 concurrent sessions in previous years. Due to this change, the submission process will be more competitive. We recommend tailoring your presentation to the conference theme when applicable to increase the likelihood of a successful submission. We strongly encourage Beginning/Introductory and Advanced presentations.

All presenters must be able to participate in the conference live and be willing to have their presentation livestreamed and recorded. Recorded presentations will be available to conference attendees exclusively for six months and then will be available for purchase through the ISSTD Center for Advanced Studies.

Please read the guidelines below carefully before submitting your proposal as there are some guidelines that have changed this year to comply with updated CE guidelines. Failure to comply with guidelines will result in your proposal being withdrawn and not considered during the review process.

General Guidelines and Policies

All presenters must submit the following information through the required online form. Please note that the online form cannot be saved so you will need to compile this information in advance in a document to copy and paste into the form. If there are multiple presenters involved in the presentation, you should designate one person as the primary presenter and this person should be tasked with submitting the information for the group during the submission process and will be assigned additional tasks to complete if the presentation is accepted.

Click Here for a Printed Version of the Submission Guidelines

All presenters must submit the following information through the required online form:

  • Title and abstract of your presentation
    • Please note that the title should clearly indicate what is being presented and the abstract should concisely describe the clinical impact of the information being presented
    • Only provide titles and descriptions that can be supported by evidence. Including hyperbolic or exaggerated claims is NOT considered good practice.
    • Titles should me no more than 20 words and/or 80 characters.
    • Abstracts are the primary information attendees use to determine which presentations they will attend. Abstracts should clearly convey the main information that will be presented. The abstract and learning objectives are the primary information used by proposal reviewers to determine whether to accept or reject the presentation.
    • Abstracts must be written in third person.
    • Abstracts should be no less than 300 and no more than 500 words.
  • Presenter Information for each presenter
    • Name as you would like it to appear in marketing materials
    • Details of highest degree (year of graduation, major, university, degree)
    • Designation (i.e. PhD, LCSW, MFT, etc.)
    • Email address & cell phone number (for staff contact only – internal)
    • 200-300 word professional biography written in third person that includes the following information:
      • Highest degree including type of degree, major, university and graduation year
      • Professional work history
      • Summary of publications (if applicable)
      • Summary of training completed
      • Involvement in ISSTD and other associations
      • Awards and designations (if applicable)
      • Click here to view an example of a biography written following these guidelines.
    • Most recent CV
    • Headshot (High Resolution, professional photo)
  • At least three learning objectives that use acceptable verbs to complete the sentence, “Participants will be able to…” 
    • You may only use verbs that are in the list of acceptable verbs in the Guideline for Writing Behavioral Learning Objectives
    • Objectives must clearly state what participants will walk away being able to do/apply in their clinical practice or research.
  • Five citations from peer-reviewed journals from a variety of sources from the last 10 years in American Psychological Association style. 
    • Half of all references must be from the last five years from the date of your presentation. Books do not qualify as peer-reviewed sources and the citations cannot be authored by only the presenter
    • Click here for guidelines on APA style. 
    • Please pay close attention to this requirement, as this is the most frequent error received in submissions. 
    • Presenters may use additional citations in their final presentation that do not meet these requirements. 
      • These should be included in the presentation and referenced in a bibliography slide at the end of the presentation.
  • Presentations must designate the knowledge/skill level required of the participant (i.e., Beginner/Introductory, Intermediate, or Advanced). Although these are only general guides, they are required in order to comply with continuing education regulations.
    • Beginning/Introductory: Suitable for all professional participants (including students). Introduces learners to a content area; includes information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involves learning and comprehending content.
    • Intermediate: Provides information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. Focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.
    • Advanced: Provides content for participants who have been working in the content area and have a clear understanding of the issues. These cover and address the complexities involved in the work and involve synthesizing material to create new patterns or structures or evaluating material for a specific purpose.
  • All submissions must declare whether the presentation has potential to cause audience distress. (Yes/No)
  • Presentations must be designated as either a clinical or research presentation. Please select only one option as the review process for each type of presentation is different and the conference committee aims to have a mix of the two types of presentations.
  • Additional tasks will be assigned for each accepted presentation. These tasks will include the submission of presentation slides, handouts, and a full bibliography of all sources used in the presentation. These will be due 2-3 weeks before the event and no extension on this deadline will be granted.

Please also note the following

  • Case material and biographical information must be disguised so that the client’s identity is concealed.
  • Presentations should be original contributions (i.e., they have not been published prior to the date that you submitted the abstract).
  • Information not following these guidelines will require revision before publication of your conference presentation information and registration are posted.
  • If you plan to use videos as part of your presentation, you must notify ISSTD staff at least three weeks prior to the event and must provide videos to us via Dropbox.
  • If you have any questions about your submission, please email cfas@isst-d.org.