What is the Complex Trauma Dissociation Conference

What is the Complex Trauma Dissociation Conference



This Year’s Theme:

“How the Past Affects the Now”


October 15th – 18th, 2015


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard Seattle,
Washington, 98188

Ivory Garden is hosting this conference to benefit the TOP DD Studies.Who’s Coming:

Internationally renowned clinicians, researchers, authors, and lecturers in the field of trauma-related disorders.
Sponsors and exhibitors, trauma-survivors and their families and friends, students, and professionals interested in trauma-related disorders.

Overview of Topics Being Presented:

Grounding and Safety
Ethics and Law Topics
Mental Health History
Groundbreaking Research and How it is Influencing Clinical Approaches
Psychopharmacology for Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders
Identifying Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Creative Workshops
Achieving Safety within Complex Trauma
Validation and Science
Ego State Therapy
Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma
Dissociation and Psychosis
Therapeutic Models to Recovering from Mind Control and Ritual Abuse
Working Through Traumatic Memories
Self-care in the Aftermath of Complex Trauma
What Science Tells Us About How Trauma Affects Development
Treatment for Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
Changing the Outcomes of Traumatized Children
Institutional Abuse and Complex Trauma

19 CEU’s are available – 6 Ethics CEU’s for Friday – see Conference Schedule.

What to Expect:

Shuttle From Airport to Hotel and elsewhere around Seattle.
5 Star Venue is spacious and accommodating, as well as being safe for everyone.
Greeters Available on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. October 15, 2015 to help guests get settled.
Pre-conference Early Check-in on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Parking Discounts
Rental Car Discounts
Airline Discounts
Room Discounts
Group Rates Available by Request
Evening Live Entertainment
Art Show
Book Sales
Friendly and Welcome Environment for All.

Trauma and Dissociation Conference Link

Pat Goodwin,MA,
President – Ivory Garden

Go to Conference Update Site for more info.

Disclaimer and Information:

Ivory Garden is a nonprofit, charitable, registered 501(c)(3) organization dba in Washington State. Thank you for supporting Ivory Garden located in Algona. Ivory Garden is registered with Washington State’s Charities Program as required by law and additional information is available by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities. Ivory Garden is also proud to be a provider for CEUs by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (Provider number #1975-362).


A. Steven Frankel, Ph.D., JD, ABPP, to Present at Seattle Conference

A. Steven Frankel, Ph.D., JD, ABPP – Seattle Conference

A. Steven Frankel
A. Steven Frankel, Ph.D., JD, ABPP


A. Steven Frankel, Ph.D., JD, ABPP, to present at Seattle conference in October of 2015. A. Steven Frankel, Ph.D., JD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist (PSY3354) and an Attorney at Law licensed in California (SBN192014), and The District of Columbia (1009135). He is a Diplomate in both Clinical and Forensic Psychology from the American board of Professional Psychology. He earned his Ph.D. at Indiana University, nd interned at the Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University. He then joined the full-time faculty of the University of Southern California, where he served for eleven years, including five years as the Chair of Clinical Psychology (Director of Clinical Training). Although he is no longer full-time, he remains a Clinical Professor of Psychology at USC.

After leaving full-time university service, Dr. Frankel entered clinical practice, with both in- and outpatient responsibilities. Beginning in 1980, his psychology practice focused increasingly on the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic and dissociative disorders. He began consulting relationships with trauma treatment programs of private psychiatric hospitals in 1990. In 1993, he joined with Walter and Linda Young in the opening of a unit for the treatment of traumatic and dissociative disorders at Del Amo Hospital in Torrance, CA and remained a consultant to the program until July of 2000. Dr. Frankel has been an ISST-D member since 1990 and Fellow since 1998, he was elected President of the ISST-D for the years of 2001-2002.

Dr.Frankel began the practice of law upon graduation from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law. His legal practice is in health and administrative law. He represents healthcare professionals in their dealings with agencies like licensing boards and Medicare, as well as with their miscellaneous worries.

Dr. Frankel has always been committed to teaching, and has published over 50 articles and book chapters. He received the USC Award for Teaching Excellence early in his academic career. He was similarly honored by his state professional society some years later. He has continued to serve his teaching muse ever since. He has spoken at local, national and international conferences on trauma and dissociation and his full-day continuing education curriculum in law and ethics for mental health professionals (over 50 workshops/year) has earned him his latest Outstanding Teacher Award. As an Adjunct Professor of Law at Golden Gate University School of Law, he has taught courses on healthcare policy, mental disorders and the law and regulation of healthcare practice.

Steve Frankel is a Board Certified Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and an Attorney at Law, who practices both professions in San Francisco’s East Bay. As a past Director of Clinical Training and current Clinical Prof. of Psychology at USC, he began recognizing childhood trauma in his adult patient case-load in 1980 and has specialized in working with that population ever since. He joined the Int’l Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in the 1990s and was the consultant to the Trauma Program at Del Amo Hospital form 1993 until 2001. He was President of the ISST-D in 2002 and has been active in developing and teaching courses in trauma treatment as well as publishing chapters in books and professional journals in the trauma field.

It is an honor to have Dr. A. Steven Frankel present at the 2015 Trauma and Dissociation Conference.

To register go to www.igdid.org