2022 Virtual Conference
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. Early bird rates run through September 15, 2022. Register early and save!
To view the full schedule of education sessions, click here. Additional education sessions and social events will be added to the schedule in the coming months.
Registration includes live access to presentations on the days selected and access to recordings from that day as well. CE credits purchased at the time of registration are available for sessions attended live only. Early bird rates run through September 15, 2022. Register early and save!
Cancellations must be received in writing via email or fax. A processing fee of $75 will be charged for cancellations received on or before October 1, 2022 at 5:00pm EDT. No refunds will be issued for no-shows. Refund requests will not be accepted after October 1, 2022. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 844.994.7783 for assistance.
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 email@example.com. 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
Registration Options and Discounts
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 registration is open 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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on all discounts and to receive the appropriate discount code. Discounts are available until October 15, 2022.
Saturday, October 22, 2022
4:30-6:00 PM US Eastern Time
Daniel Shaw, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City and in Nyack, New York. Originally trained as an actor at Northwestern University and with the renowned teacher Uta Hagen in New York City, Shaw later worked as a missionary for an Indian guru. His eventual recognition of cultic aspects of this organization led him to become an outspoken activist in support of individuals and families traumatically abused in cults. Simultaneous with leaving this group, Shaw began his training in the mental health profession, becoming a faculty member and supervisor at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York. He has published papers in Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and Psychoanalytic Dialogues. In 2014 his book, Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation, was published for the Relational Perspectives Series by Routledge, and was nominated for the distinguished Gradiva Award. In 2018, the International Cultic Studies Association awarded him the Margaret Thaler Singer Award for advancing the understanding of coercive persuasion and undue influence. Shaw’s recent book, entitled Traumatic Narcissism and Recovery: Leaving the Prison of Shame and Fear, was published by Routledge in 2021.
Sunday, October 23, 2022
10:00-11:30 AM US Eastern Time
Shekhar Seshadri, MD completed medical school at the Maulana Azad Medical College, and his psychiatry training at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), India. He is a child psychiatrist with over 35 years of experience in the field of child mental health. As Former Senior Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NIMHANS, his work has extended beyond the clinical population to children and childcare institutions/ service providers across the country as well as the South Asia region. An artist and musician, Dr. Seshadri uses a number of creative methodologies in child mental health interventions, including theatre in development approaches. In the belief that wider psychosocial interventions are rooted in child rights, in addition to his preventive-promotive and curative child mental health interventions, he has undertaken various legal and policy-related initiatives. He was part of national deliberations on the POCSO Act 2012 during its drafting, and more recently an active part of the debates around the December 2015 Juvenile Justice Act on children in conflict with the law. Some of his interest areas are childhood trauma, gender and sexuality issues and life skill education. He has also engaged extensively as a member of working groups of the National commission for protection of rights of the child on issues such as substance abuse and elimination of corporal punishment in school. All his policy and practice work find its way into training and capacity building programs for target audiences ranging from students of mental health disciplines and mental health care professional in clinical settings to childcare service providers in non-clinical settings. Dr. Seshadri currently serves as the advisor on the Support, Advocacy & Mental health interventions for children in Vulnerable circumstances and Distress (SAMVAD) – A National Initiative & Integrated Resource for Child Protection, Mental Health & Psychosocial Care that was conceptualized and initiated by him. SAMVAD is supported by the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India.
Schedule at a Glance
Below please find schedule at a glance for this two day event. Specifics about presentations including abstracts, learning objectives, and presenter details can be found by clicking here to access the full schedule.
Please note that all times listed below are in US Eastern Time.
Saturday, October 22 | 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Concurrent Session #1
Concurrent Session #2
Concurrent Session #3
Plenary Presentation – Dan Shaw
Concurrent Session #4
Sunday, October 23 | 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Plenary Presentation – Shekhar Seshadri
Concurrent Session #5
Plenary Session #6
Concurrent Session #7
Concurrent Session #8
Continuing Education Information
Below please find additional information on continuing education credits. All courses are approved for credits unless otherwise noted in the online schedule.
Credits will only be given for sessions attended live online for those that purchase credits. Recorded sessions may be available for continuing education credits at a later date.
Awarding of Certificate of Credit
Continuing education credits are available for an additional fee for this event. To obtain continuing education credits, participants who have purchased credits must attend be in attendance for each session in full, sign in and out of every session, and complete a post-event evaluation. Certificates of Credit are awarded within 30 days of completion of the evaluation for the conference. Participants will be emailed a link to complete evaluations two to three weeks after the conference and will be able to download a pdf of their certificate after all evaluations are complete.
American Psychological Association
The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Association of Social Work Boards
The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive up to 15 continuing education credits for full attendance at both days.
Continuing Medical Education
Continuing Medical Education credits will not be available for this event.