What is the Complex Trauma Dissociation Conference
WHAT IS 2015 COMPLEX TRAUMA CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE?
WHAT IS 2015 COMPLEX TRAUMA CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE?
This Year’s Theme:
“How the Past Affects the Now”
October 15th – 18th, 2015
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard Seattle,
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
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
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.
Rental Car Discounts
Group Rates Available by Request
Evening Live Entertainment
Friendly and Welcome Environment for All.
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 – Seattle Conference
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.
Seattle Trauma Mental Health Conference Special Promo
Updates and Savings
If you have not registered for this conference – NOW is the time – don’t miss out!!!!
ALL PROMOS END 9-30-15
WHAT THIS CONFERENCE OFFERS:
More than 10 world-renowned clinicians, researchers, authors, and lecturers in the field of complex trauma and dissociation. ▪ 19 CUE’s (6 ethics) available to clinicians. ▪ Educational workshops and plenaries designed to accommodate a diverse audience of professionals, survivors and supporters. ▪ An inviting and comfortable venue located in one area on the main floor. ▪ Attendees are welcome to attend all workshops and plenaries. ▪ 16-20 exhibit tables where speakers and sponsors are available to sign books and talk to attendees throughout the conference. ▪ A time to interact with several hundred folks who share an interest in learning and supporting furthered research in the area of childhood trauma. ▪ Hospitality Room where attendees can relax and chat. ▪ Open access in and out of a variety of ongoing plenaries and workshops. ▪ Extensive and comprehensive art exhibit – Rachel Elise ▪ Book exhibit offering books by speakers from this year and last as well as other books of interest. ▪ Evening entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. ▪ An inviting and welcoming environment where everyone respects and admires each others’ strengths and abilities.
WHAT YOU WON’T FIND AT THIS CONFERENCE:
▪NO ‘Labyrinth Walk’ ▪ NO ‘Safe Room’ ▪ NO hidden fees for speakers, activities, or workshops. ▪ NO attendees being excluded from activities, workshops, or plenaries based on education, status, or experiences (discrimination). ▪ NO Non-educational survivor stories. ▪ NO badges identifying status or education. ▪ NO invalidating or arrogant comments or attitudes. ▪ NO controlling entity or ‘boss’. ▪ NO activities that exclude any attendees.
This conference is a fundraiser to benefit TOP DD Studies
Promo codes end 9-30-15 – only one promo can be used. Post the code on the registration form.
2015 TOP DD Fundraiser Trauma and Dissociation Conference Call For Art
Looking for work for “Altered,” an art exhibition held at the 2015 International Trauma & Dissociation Conference in Seattle, Washington
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, September 4, 2015
Seeking art works for “Altered,” an exhibition in conjunction with the 2015 International Trauma & Dissociation Conference, which will be held in Seattle this October 16th-18. Accepting visual art work in any medium, but must be 2-dimensional (able to be displayed on a wall). This year’s conference theme is how the past affects the present, so we are interested in work that explores this, particularly in the context of having DID.
Works will be selected by curator and artist Carrie Katz and artist, musician, and activist Rachel Elise.
1. Attach between 1-10 jpg images of your art work, in any medium. Label the file with your name and slide number, such as: janejones_1.jpg, janejones_2.jpg, etc.
2. Include a separate text document listing the title, medium, size, and price of each work. The work does NOT need to be for sale. Artists will keep all proceeds from sale of their work. Example of label:
Night and Day (2013)
Oil on canvas
10″ × 15″
3. Include a brief biography (paragraph about yourself). Include where you are located.
4. CV (optional)
5. Please include a few sentences on why you would like to show your work in this show and how your work relates. (Note: you do not need to be officially diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder to submit.)
6. APPLICATION DEADLINE: By September 4th, 2015 email submission materials to: carriekatz at gmail dot com, using the email subject:
You will be contacted about where to mail or drop off your art. Please email the address listed above with questions.
Don’t forget to register before tomorrow, midnight PST time, if you want to take advantage of the lower rates to attend the 2015 Trauma and Dissociation Conference Fundraising Event benefiting the TOP DD Studies being held October 16th – 18th, 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport,
18740 International Boulevard,
Seattle, Washington, 98188.
USA TEL: +1-206-246-8600 FAX: +1-206-901-5923 to book rooms. Book early – the hotel may run out of rooms altogether this year. You can always cancel rooms up to 24 hours before the event.
If you are traveling Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air enter ‘Fare Code’ ECMW526 for 7% discount. Contact me for group rates.
This conference is something that you don’t want to miss. If you are interested in the topic of how childhood trauma affects survivors, you are invited. All attendees are welcome to attend all plenaries and workshops. For more information, contact me or go to the websites listed below. The speakers are extraordinary, there is entertainment during the evenings, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
An Infinite Mind Conference – Do not confuse with Ivory Garden – Not the Same
It has come to my attention that many folks recently attended a conference held by a small group calling themselves An Infinite Mind believing that conference, which was held in Orlando, was somehow affiliated with the Ivory Garden Annual Trauma and Dissociation Conference. Or, folks will talk about how amazing ‘the DID’ conference was without knowledge that there are several DID conferences -all different and presented by different organizations. For instance, there was recently another conference held in Orlando this year, but held by the ISST-D – which had nothing to do with the Infinite Mind Conference or Ivory Garden.
I think this is common with conferences and presentations of all types. For example, ‘parenting conferences’ are so common that there may be 500 per year. Most people don’t pay attention to what organization is presenting a conference. They assume that they are all pretty much the same and well-run by professional organizations.
Ivory Garden is a credible and reliable corporation. We provide all financial information for public inspection. Ivory Garden websites are prolific and openly available to the public. We follow through with all that we promise perspective attendees, sponsors, and speakers at our conferences. We have legal privacy policies and terms of services posted on all of our sites and follow them as dictated by law. We need to ensure that everyone who wishes to support Ivory Garden donates through official Ivory Garden sites.
So to clarify – not all DID conference are the same. The Ivory Garden Trauma and Dissociation Conference venue has always been in Seattle, WA as is the upcoming conference this October 2015. Ivory Garden is NOT affiliated with any other survivor group in any way. All of our promotion is done professionally by Ivory Garden representatives. We have secure registration on our websites, especially on http://www.igdid.org. The 2015 conference is being hosted by Ivory Garden as a fundraiser to benefit the TOP DD study, making this conference unique to others. In order to support the TOP DD study, make sure that you register on an Ivory Garden website for the conference being held October 16-18, 2015 in Seattle. Each Ivory Garden website also has a link to donate directly to the TOP DD studies.
The confusion about conferences is understandable. However, attendees of the Ivory Conference being held October 2015 will not only benefit from the experiences and opportunities offered by the conference, but will have contributed to important research that will continue long after the conference is over.
If you have concerns or questions, please contact me –
2015 Trauma and Dissociation Conference Seattle Hosted by Ivory Garden.
The Trauma and Dissociation Conference begins on Friday, October 16th and ends on Sunday, October 18th, 2015.
Attendance will be limited to 600 attendees.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport,
18740 International Boulevard,
Seattle, Washington, 98188.
The theme for the 2015 International, Trauma and Dissociation Conference will focus on
“How the Past Affects the Now”
Adult survivors of child abuse experience daily struggles related to what and how they learned to react to abusive situations that are no longer happening. Survivors, their supporters, and the mental health community also struggle with a misinformed public and lack of mental health services. All of these create overwhelming challenges for dissociative clients, mental health professionals, and supporters including all who work with or treat those affected by early childhood trauma.
Survivors of trauma and/or those who have a ‘Dissociative Disorder’:
We would love to see all of you at the conference. You will get a chance to meet and hear others who have experienced trauma as well as professionals who have vast experience and knowledge in the area of trauma and dissociation including: Dissociative Identity Disorder, Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), mind-control, ritual abuse, pharmacology, therapy models, hospitalization, service dogs, outcome of current research studies, and more.
Supporters of survivors:
If you personally support a trauma survivors or have an interest in learning about how and why early childhood trauma affects adult survivors, you will better understand the needs of survivors and hear valid and reliable information from experts in the field.
Mental health clinicians, students, and other professionals:
All professionals and students who want to learn about trauma and dissociation are welcome to attend. 16 credit units with certificate are available – see Ivory Garden Conference Site for more details.
This is a one-of-a-kind conference. First, it benefits survivors, clinicians, and supporters on several levels. The objectives are:
1. Attendees will understand how and why public opinion has effected trauma survivors’ ability to obtain appropriate mental health care today.
2. Attendees will understand how and why childhood trauma affects survivors’ current reactions and beliefs.
3. Attendees will leave the conference with an overall knowledge of trauma and dissociation today and skills that can be used in everyday life and in the therapeutic environment.
Besides gaining the experience of the conference, everyone is also supporting this fundraising event to benefit TOP DD studies. Please, register and join us for this unique experience.
All workshops and plenaries will either be educational or fun and interactive. This conference will be much like last year, only better! If you are interested in how others felt about the 2014 Conference, please visit the http://igdid.org/?page_id=2510. here. All attendees are welcome to participate in all workshops and plenaries. We do not designate by name-tag or in anyway whether you are clinician, survivor, or supporter unless requested.
The conference will begin on Thursday evening (Oct. 15th) with a short welcome. We have specially priced rooms (while they last) Oct. 15th – Oct. 18th available – Book Rooms Here. The conference officially begins on Friday morning at 8:15 a.m. with Colin Ross, M.D. speaking. There are breaks throughout the days. A hospitality room will be available for folks to relax. Lunch will be provided in the banquet room on Friday and Saturday. There will be no host bar reception on Friday night and entertainment on Saturday evening. The conference will end on Sunday evening at about 4:30 p.m. with a departure gathering until about 6:30 p.m. See the schedule for more information.
Every consideration has been made to ensure your comfort during your stay. The venue is accommodating, the workshops and plenaries are presented by experts in their field with a consideration of the mixed audience; the schedule is carefully crafted to meet everyone’s interests, and hosts and hotel staff are available at all times.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Ivory Garden 2015 ‘Trauma and Dissociation’ Conference Guest Speakers:
COLIN A. ROSS, M.D.
Dr. Ross is an internationally renowned clinician, researcher, author, and lecturer in the field of trauma-related disorders. He is the Founder and President of the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma. Dr. Ross is the Executive Medical Director of three trauma programs located at Timberlawn Mental Health System in Dallas, Texas; Forest View Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Del Amo Hospital in Torrance, California. Dr. Ross provides treatment for patients with trauma related disorders and symptoms. This would include treatment for: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Dissociative Disorders; Borderline Personality Disorder; Addictive Disorder; Anxiety Disorders; Depression, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The symptoms treated and the admission criteria are: suicidal ideation; homicidal ideation; self-destructive behaviors; addictive behaviors, and inability to function. Dr. Ross has written extensively on the subject of dissociation and trauma. His latest book is, Trauma Model Therapy: A Treatment Approach for Trauma Dissociation and Complex Comorbidity. Other books by Dr. Ross include: The Trauma Model: A Solution to the Problem of Comorbidity in Psychiatry; and Schizophrenia: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment. Dr Ross’ books are available through his web site at http://www.rossinst.com, at http://www.amazon.com and at area bookstores. Dr. Ross has authored 170 professional papers and 27 books. He has reviewed for numerous professional journals, is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. In addition, Dr. Ross has served as an expert witness in over 50 court cases, consulted on television, movie, and video productions on trauma-related disorders. Dr. Ross has also produced six educational videos and CD’s for mental health professionals on the treatment of trauma-based disorders.
RICHARD LOEWENSTEIN, M.D.
Dr. Richard J. Loewenstein is a Nationally and Internationally known Senior Psychiatrist and the Founder and Medical Director of the Trauma Disorders Program. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to research and clinical studies of trauma and dissociation. Dr. Loewenstein is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
A. STEVEN FRANKEL, PH.D., J.D.
Steve Frankel is Board Certified Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and an Attorney at Law, who practices both professions in San Francisco’s East Bay. 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 & Dissociation in the 1990s and was the consultant to the Trauma Program at Del Amo Hospital from 1993 until 2001. He was President of the ISSTD 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.
ROBIN SHAPIRO, LICSW
I’ve been doing psychotherapy in Seattle since 1981. I’m a synthesizer and interpreter of therapy techniques. I don’t believe that any one method holds the key to every problem. Important tools and perspectives in my work include EMDR; Hypnotherapy; Cognitive Behavioral; Narrative; Object Relations; Differentiation-based couple work, and Affect and Body-oriented therapies. My work week includes three days of private practice with individual and couples and one day of consultation to other therapists. The rest of the time I’m reading, writing, walking, or hanging out with my husband, Doug Plummer, Author: Trauma Treatments Handbook, Protocols Across the Spectrum. (Norton, 2010) Editor, EMDR Solutions: Pathways to Healing (Norton, 2005) EMDR Solutions II: Depression, Eating Disorders, Performance and More (Norton, 2009). Board of Directors of EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program.
THOMAS G. CARLTON, M.D.
Thomas G. Carlton, M.D. is a psychiatrist, clinician and teacher. He is a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSTD), and a former Treasurer and Past President of ISSTD. Dr. Carlton has presented at ISSTD conferences, and has taught for the ISSTD Professional Training Program at standard and advanced levels for about 15 years.
Dr. Carlton spent the first half of his professional career as a US Navy psychiatrist, treating military personnel and their families. On retiring from the Navy, he entered solo private practice, with a focus on trauma-related disorders.
For eight years, he was the Medical Director of the Center for Emotional Trauma Recovery at Lake Chelan, an acute inpatient unit for dissociative disorders and other disorders related to complex trauma. Since leaving Chelan, Dr. Carlton has worked for two managed care companies, trained military Family Medicine Residents in the aspects of behavioral health care that people bring to their personal physician, and worked as a clinician in a Naval Hospital serving US Marines and their families.
Dr. Carlton is board certified in both psychiatry and addiction medicine. He currently resides in San Diego, CA.
LAURA S. BROWN,PhD
Laura S. Brown is a clinical and forensic psychologist in independent practice in Seattle, Washington. A writer and speaker on feminist therapy theory and practice, she offers workshops and trainings to professionals and the public on such topics as trauma treatment, cultural competence, psychological assessment, and ethics. She is also the founder and Director of the Fremont Community Therapy Project, a low-fee psychotherapy training clinic in Seattle.
JOAN C. GOLSTON, DCSW, LICSW
Joan C. Golston, DCSW, LICSW, is a therapist, supervisor and clinical and forensic consultant in private practice in Seattle, Washington. She has been Chair of the NASW Washington Chapter Ethics Committee for some 15 years, was honored as the Chapter’s 2006 Social Worker of the Year, and is a Fellow and Director of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D). She is a co-author of the recently published Guidelines for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder in Adults, 3rd revision. Joan teaches ISST-D international courses on the psychotherapy of the dissociative disorders, and has served as a consultant in a number of legal cases regarding ethics and professional standards. In November, she will present a pre-conference institute on “Ethics in the Treatment of Trauma” in Montreal. Joan is a warm and engaging speaker who has presented over a hundred professional lectures and workshops, and earned a reputation as a teacher who makes complex topics easily comprehensible and even entertaining.
Dr. ALISON MILLER
Alison Miller is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She worked for many years in child and youth mental health services, treating children and families. She is the original developer of the Living in Families Effectively (LIFE) Seminars (www.lifeseminars.com), and has co-authored two books on parenting with Dr Allison Rees. Since 1991, Dr Miller has been treating and learning from persons with dissociative disorders, in particular survivors of ritual abuse and mind control, and has developed a protocol for effective treatment.
LYNN CROOK, M.Ed.
Lynn Crook was a therapist when she recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse. Since her successful lawsuit, she’s been investigating false memory claims. She presented her findings in the U.S., England, and at the United Nations. She joined a comedy improv group to handle any hecklers that might show up. They didn’t. Lynn is an editor emeritus of Treating Abuse Today, and is writing a book she’s currently calling “An Inconvenient Crime.”
MARY KNIGHT, Writer & Filmmaker
After working as a social worker for over 20 years, Mary Knight started a new career as a full time filmmaker and writer. She is a survivor of incest, child pornography, child prostitution, and other ritualistic child abuse. The first scene of her feature film can be seen at http://www.SisterMarysAngel.com. Her fifteen minute film about her first marriage is available to interested domestic violence agencies and individuals at http://www.OneMansAnger.com.
JODI HOBBS, MBA
Jodi Hobbs has a BA in IT and an MBA. Working in the technology industry for over 15 years she has helped many for profit and non profit organizations with their technical needs. Jodi has a successful tech based business. She is a survivor of Victory Christian Academy, a youth treatment facility that once operated in Ramona, CA. VCA was closed after scathing accusations of abuse were leveled against the proprietor. Mrs. Hobbs formed Survivors of Institutional Abuse (SIA) to help those affected by abusive treatment in behavioral modification type programs. “SIA is about healing and leading a positive, peaceful and healthy life. Anything we can do to assist in getting a survivor on positive path.”
LANI KENT, Therapeutic Arts Facilitator
Lani Kent is a Therapeutic Arts Facilitator; Speaker; Writer, and Artist /Owner of “Healing Expressions”. She has a compassionate heart for survivors of traumatic life experiences. For over ten years has offered adjunct expressive arts services, client support, consultation to therapeutic professionals, recovery groups, and clients, through “Restorative Creativity” individual and group workshops. Lani has in depth knowledge of the dissociative process as expressed through art, presents at conferences on these topics, and offers “Healing Expressions” vendor exhibits. She is passionate about sharing an authentic expression of the recovery journey in the hopes that others will find the courage to share their own stories and find a voice for the wounded places within.
AmyAnna Soto has over 20 years of lived experience in trauma and sleep disturbances. Lived experience in trauma includes sexual, physical, emotional abuse, rape, stalking, and harassment. She has chronic nightmares and severe sleep apnea. AmyAnna spent the last 12 years actively healing and reinventing herself.
As the Chairman of the California Group for the Ivory Garden Trauma and Dissociation Organization, AmyAnna started The California Trauma and Dissociation Group. As a professional acrylic, mixed media artist and a published poet, AmyAnna feels her best when helping people heal and being creative. She is a volunteer and public speaker for the organizations Peers Speak Out for Hope and Each Mind Matters. Both organizations are dedicated to ending the stigma against mental illness and promoting hope and awareness.
AmyAnna worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and a financial analyst where she learned the importance of teamwork and professionalism. She was a volunteer HIV counselor and phlebotomist. Having such a diverse past in helping people in life’s worst moments has given AmyAnna great compassion and empathy for others.
LB LEE, BA
LB has been creating educational comics on the subject since 2008. Their work is used by therapists and clinics in Texas, Massachusetts, and Ohio. It has also been used by multiples and laymen in the US, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Sweden, and the UK. They have done presentations on comics, mental health, and multiplicity at the Massachusetts Indy Comics Expo in 2012 and the Ephemera Zine Fest in 2014. They have also been educating one-on-one since 2007. During their workshop, survivors will learn new coping skills allowing them to help themselves and others. Supporters and clinicians will learn new skills to teach their multiple clients and friends and gain a better understanding of multiplicity.
Note: Some speakers are not listed here, but will be listed on the program at the conference for their privacy.
2015 Trauma and Dissociation Conference Exhibits
Ivory Garden is proud to welcome the 2015 International Trauma and Dissociation Conference exhibitors:
“There have been few studies assessing how patients with dissociative disorders (DD) respond to treatment. The paucity of research contributes to the limited awareness of DD and the lack of training for treatment providers. The goal of the TOP DD studies is to assess treatment outcome among people with DD, and, ultimately, to learn how to provide the most effective treatment to them. So far, the TOP DD research team has conducted two studies, one a prospective, naturalistic study of treatment outcome among DD patients from around the world (hence forward called the “TOP DD study”), and another which surveyed DD experts for their recommendations of specific treatment interventions that are effective at various stages in DD treatment.” We look forward to seeing this exhibit where we can pick up information and meet everyone. (This conference is being held as a fundraiser to benefit the TOP DD study.
The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is an international, non-profit, professional association organized to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective and empirically based resources and responses to trauma and dissociation and to address its relevance to other theoretical constructs. We are looking forward to stopping by their exhibit table this year.
Professional Books will exhibit a book display bringing selected titles based on our topics as well as speakers’ books. You will be able to purchase books, and speakers will also have exhibits where you can buy their books and/or get books signed. This is an amazing addition to our conference this year. Professional Books is a sponsor of this event.
The Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological TraumaThe Colin A. Ross Institute was formed in 1995 to further the understanding of psychological trauma and its consequences by providing educational services, research, and clinical treatment of trauma based disorders. Colin Ross will be exhibiting at this table. We welcome him back and also as a sponsor of this event.
“Our program is nationally and internationally recognized for expert inpatient treatment services for psychological trauma recovery. Our program utilizes an intensive multi-disciplinary treatment approach through individual therapy, milieu therapy, and process-oriented, experiential and psycho-educational group therapies. Our expertly trained treatment team provides a structured, supportive environment to facilitate stabilization and step-down to other levels of care, both in our continuum and in home communities.” We are happy to welcome this exhibit as well as their sponsorship this year. 6501 North Charles Street,Towson, Maryland 21204, 410-938-3584.
“Our program is under the direction of Colin A. Ross M.D., an internationally renowned clinician, researcher, and author. The program is based on Dr. Ross’ “Trauma Model,” which emphasizes the effects of trauma as multiple symptoms expressed by multiple diagnoses. The unresolved trauma and the resulting attachment conflicts are the common themes throughout these various diagnoses. A goal of the program is to reduce the number of admissions and overall cost by addressing the core attachment issues.” This exhibit was a favorite last year, and we are happy to see them returning as a sponsor.
Robin will be speaking also. We look forward to meeting her and seeing her exhibit table. She is the author of: Trauma Treatments Handbook, Protocols Across the Spectrum. (Norton, 2010) Editor, EMDR Solutions: Pathways to Healing (Norton, 2005) EMDR Solutions II: Depression, Eating Disorders, Performance and More (Norton, 2009). And, she is on the Board of Directors of EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program. Welcome Robin.
SIA is a nonprofit organization. SIA seeks to enable and empower help in healing adults who have experienced past childhood abuse to live their lives in the present, rather than continuing to experience today as an extension of their traumatic past. These services offered range based on the needs of the individual. SIA is a sponsor of the conference. We look forward to seeing the exhibit and meeting everyone.
Laura S. Brown is a clinical and forensic psychologist in independent practice in Seattle, Washington. A writer and speaker on feminist therapy theory and practice, she offers workshops and trainings to professionals and the public on such topics as trauma treatment, cultural competence, psychological assessment, and ethics. She is also the founder and Director of the Fremont Community Therapy Project. Her book “Your turn for care: Surviving the aging and death of the adults who harmed you” is fantastic and available at her website and at the conference. We look forward to seeing her this year again.
Lani’s exhibit last year was amazing. We are glad to welcome her back this year to share her art and extraordinary talents with everyone.
We welcome Dr. Miller and look forward to meeting her this year. Alison Miller is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She worked for many years in child and youth mental health services, treating children and families. She is the original developer of the Living in Families Effectively (LIFE) Seminars (www.lifeseminars.com), and has co-authored two books on parenting with Dr Allison Rees. Since 1991, Dr Miller has been treating and learning from persons with dissociative disorders, in particular survivors of ritual abuse and mind control, and has developed a protocol for effective treatment. Alison is also a sponsor for this conference.
Welcome the Ivory Garden Trauma and Dissociation Group. We look forward to seeing this exhibit. The group has been working hard creating original artwork, t-shirts, cards, and other crafts. We are exited to hear more from them. They will bring pamphlets and information about their group and all that they have done and are planning for next year – a regional conference? Yep! We should have more information by October. Great job all!
Thank you to all exhibitors. The tables are strategically placed in this 5 star hotel where everyone entering the hotel walks past them. We proudly support each of you on your hard work and especially, to the sponsors.
We are sorry that all exhibit tables are filled. If you wish to sponsor this conference, please contact Ivory Garden. Thanks