New England Society for the 
Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation



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The New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD) is an organization devoted to providing education, training, and resources on the effective treatment of psychological trauma, complex trauma and dissociation.

Founded in 1984, NESTTD is incorporated as a nonprofit organization. The society has its headquarters in Massachusetts and has members from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 

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Upcoming events

    • 03 May 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
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    Debbie Korn, PsyD

    Friday, May 3, 2019

    1:00 - 5:00 pm

    This program is full and registration is closed. Please put your information on the waitlist in order to be contacted if space opens up.

    Integrating Contemporary Models of Trauma Treatment: Case Conceptualization, Decision Making and Interventions  (3.5CE)*

    Program Description: This workshop is designed to help clinicians, who use a variety of therapeutic approaches, consider how to organize treatment plans and make moment-to-moment decisions about which interventions may best meet their clients’ needs. To establish a framework for this task, Dr. Debbie Korn will 1) introduce a clear clinical map to guide the integration of ideas and strategies from IFS, EMDR, AEDP (and perhaps a sprinkling of other models for good measure); 2) discuss different lenses for conceptualizing complex trauma cases; 3) highlight each model’s most useful concepts and interventions; 4) explore common denominators across the models; and 5) identify each model’s unique contributions. Throughout the workshop, video recordings will be used to demonstrate the integration of these treatment models and to facilitate discussion.


    Note:  Please be advised that this workshop is appropriate for all interested clinicians whether or not you are familiar with IFS, EMDR, and/or AEDP.  Also, though this workshop is, in a sense, a follow-up to last year’s Spring Friday Afternoon Panel Presentation focused on these 3 compelling models, participation in that program is not a pre-requisite in any way for this upcoming event.

    Debbie Korn, PsyD, maintains a private practice in Cambridge, MA, and is an adjunct training faculty member at the Trauma Center in Boston. She has been on the faculty of the EMDR Institute for the past 25 years and is the former Clinical Director of the Womens’ Trauma Programs at Charter Brookside and Charles River Hospitals. Dr. Korn has authored or coauthored several prominent articles focused on EMDR, including a comprehensive review of EMDR applications with Complex PTSD. Dr. Korn is an EMDRIA-approved consultant and a past board member of NESTTD. She is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. She presents and consults internationally on the treatment of adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect. She has been a regular presenter at the EMDR International Association Conference and was invited to present EMDRIA’s first “Masters Series” class. As a clinician, teacher, researcher, and consultant, Dr. Korn is known for her knowledge and integration of many different clinical models. In treating and consulting on complex, chronically traumatized cases, she believes that it is important to carry a large toolbox and to remain flexible, practical, and integrative.

    *Cost for CEs is $25.

    Cancellation and refund policy: Registrants may cancel their registration for a program and receive a full refund by contacting the Member Services Director, Janice Herndon, at or 508-964-2234 up to seven (7) days prior to the scheduled program. No refund or credit under any circumstances will be available for cancellations outside of the established time line set in this Refund and Cancellation Policy, unless an event is cancelled by NESTTD, or the Program Venue is closed due to inclement weather.

Past events

06 Apr 2019 Bethany Brand INTENSIVE: Incorporating the Findings of TOP DD with Severely Dissociated Clients
06 Apr 2019 Bethany Brand MORNING PROGRAM - The Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOP DD) Network Study
16 Mar 2019 Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation
09 Feb 2019 INTENSIVE PROGRAM: Gary Bailey: My Identity Matters: The Intersection of Trauma and Racism
09 Feb 2019 MORNING PROGRAM: Gary Bailey: Race Still Matters: Between the World and US
01 Dec 2018 When Unresolved Attachment Trauma is the Problem: Working with Avoidant and Disorganized Clients
09 Nov 2018 Shamed and Shaming: Their Role in the Experience and Treatment of Trauma
20 Oct 2018 Afternoon Intensive: Utilizing "Therapeutic Dissociation" and Corrective Experiences to Enhance Somatically-Oriented Trauma Resolution
20 Oct 2018 Morning Program: Unblocking What's Stuck: Using Somatic Experiencing® and Body-Based Parts Work to Support Trauma Resolution
27 Apr 2018 NEW FRIDAY AFTERNOON SERIES: Three Therapeutic Models: Concepts and Demonstrations of Working with Traumatic Experiences: IFS, EMDR, AEDP (3CE)
15 Apr 2018 Dolores Mosquera, MA, Master Class: “How to Move Safely from Stabilization to Processing Traumatic Memories When Working with Dissociative Disorders: Micro-processing Procedures Using EMDR Therapy” (3.5 CE)
14 Apr 2018 Dolores Mosquera, MA, Full-Day Program: "Practical Tools to Work with Dissociative Processes" (6 CE)
17 Mar 2018 "Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation"
03 Feb 2018 Anne Westcott, LICSW, AFTERNOON INTENSIVE PROGRAM: "Experiential Exploration of Regulation Tools and State Shifts" (3CE)
03 Feb 2018 Anne Westcott, LICSW, MORNING PROGRAM: "Discovering the Strengths Within: Children’s Bodies are a Pathway to both Psychological Injury and Recovery" (3CE)
02 Dec 2017 Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, AFTERNOON PROGRAM - "Collaborative Systemic Treatment of Family Violence" (3CE)
02 Dec 2017 Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, MORNING PROGRAM: "Relational Interventions: The Great Integration for Working with Complex Developmental Trauma" (3CE)
13 Oct 2017 NEW FRIDAY AFTERNOON SERIES: "Trauma, Attachment and the Body: An Introduction to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy" presented by Lana Epstein, MA, LICSW (2CE)
23 Sep 2017 Anna Salter, PhD, FULL DAY PROGRAM "Understanding the Psychology of Offenders and Victim-Perpetrator Dynamics: The Importance to Clinicians and Clinical Work with Victims" (6CE)
08 Apr 2017 Ruth Lanius MD, PhD : AFTERNOON INTENSIVE “The Therapeutic Process of Working with a Fragmented Self: Toward Communication and Wholeness”
08 Apr 2017 Ruth Lanius MD, PhD “Challenging Moments in Trauma Treatment: Working with Complex Dissociation“
18 Mar 2017 "Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation"
25 Feb 2017 Lynn Sanford presents: "I Am Bad So I Do Bad: The Power of Shame"
03 Dec 2016 Deb Dana LCSW presents AFTERNOON INTENSIVE "Bringing Polyvagal Theory Into Your Clinical Practice"
03 Dec 2016 Deb Dana LCSW presents " The Rhythm of Regulation: Building Safety from a Polyvagal Perspective"
18 Sep 2016 Bruce Ecker LMFT and Sara K. Bridges PhD Present "Coherence Therapy: Training Intensive "
17 Sep 2016 Bruce Ecker LMFT and Sara K. Bridges PhD Present "Memory Reconsolidation in Psychotherapy: Utilizing the Innate, Core Process of Transformational Change"
02 Apr 2016 Constance Dalenberg, PhD, Intensive "Building Relationships and Regulation Skills in Dissociative Populations"
02 Apr 2016 Constance Dalenberg, PhD "Countertransference and Transference Crises in Working with Traumatized Clients"
12 Mar 2016 Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation: What Every Clinician Needs to Know
30 Jan 2016 Joanne Twombly, LICSW Intensive
30 Jan 2016 Joanne Twombly, LICSW " Using Hypnotic Language to Make Your Interventions More Effective"
05 Dec 2015 Aline Zoldbrod, PhD, Intensive
05 Dec 2015 Aline Zoldbrod, PhD “Exploring the role of overt and developmental trauma in women’s desire, arousal and willingness for sex”
13 Sep 2015 Dan Hughes PhD, Intensive
12 Sep 2015 Dan Hughes, PhD, “The Challenges of Treating and Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Developmental Trauma: Understanding and Treating Blocked Trust and Blocked Care”
01 May 2015 Full Day workshop - Trauma and Contemplative Practice: Exploring the Territory (Co-sponsored by NESTTD)
22 Mar 2015 Anne Hallward, MD, Intensive *SUNDAY*
22 Mar 2015 Anne Hallward, MD - NEW DATE, DAY, AND TIME -SUNDAY Traumatic Silence and Shame: in the Victim, Perpetrator, Bystander Triangle
14 Mar 2015 Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation: What Every Clinician Needs to Know
31 Jan 2015 Frank G. Anderson, MD “Meds and Meditation: Key Components to Healing Trauma"
06 Dec 2014 Stephen W. Porges, PhD "Connectedness as a Biological Imperative: Understanding trauma through the lens of the polyvagal theory"
18 Oct 2014 Elizabeth Bowman, MD Intensive
18 Oct 2014 Elizabeth S. Bowman, MD "How Trauma Shows Up in the Body: Recognizing, explaining, treating"
05 Apr 2014 Relentless Shame and Interpersonal Trauma: A Psychodynamic Exploration Informed by the Language of Dissociative Processes, Richard Chefetz, MD
04 Apr 2014 Richard Chefetz, MD Intensive - Working Through Impasse in Complex Trauma Treatments: A Multi-case Conference Focusing on Dissociation, Enactment, and Negative Therapeutic Reaction
15 Mar 2014 Essential Skills for the Successful Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation, Suzanne Hoffman, PsyD
01 Feb 2014 Patricia Papernow, EdD Intensive
01 Feb 2014 The Complexity of Attachment Dynamics in Stepfamilies, Patricia Papernow, EdD
23 Nov 2013 Cece Sykes LCSW, Intensive
23 Nov 2013 An IFS (Internal Family Systems) Lens on Trauma, Risk-Taking and Addiction, Cece Sykes, LCSW
06 Oct 2013 Allan N. Schore, PhD Intensive
05 Oct 2013 The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy, Allan N. Schore, PhD, Full Day Event
20 Apr 2013 Essential Skills for the Successful Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation with Suzanne Hoffman, PsyD
02 Mar 2013 Deborah Rozelle, PsyD, Intensive
02 Mar 2013 Deborah Rozelle, PsyD " Mindfulness, Meditation and Trauma: Finding a Path Toward Post-traumatic Growth, Resilience and Flourishing"
26 Jan 2013 Pat Ogden, PhD: Implicit Conversations, "Not Me" Self States and Dissociation: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Perspective
01 Dec 2012 Introduction to Dissociation with Suzanne Hoffman, PsyD
17 Nov 2012 Bethany Brand, PhD, Intensive
17 Nov 2012 "Assessing and Treating Psychotic vs. Dissociative Disorder Patients: What are the Differences?" Bethany Brand, PhD
13 Oct 2012 Christine Courtois, PhD, Intensive
13 Oct 2012 "Death in the Life of the Therapist" Christine Courtois, PhD, ABPP
05 May 2012 Steve Frankel, PhD, JD Intensive
05 May 2012 Steve Frankel, PhD, JD "Dancing with the Risks: Safe Steps, Tricky Steps, Landmines"
28 Apr 2012 Introduction to Dissociation with Suzanne Hoffman, PsyD
04 Mar 2012 Kathy Steele, MN, CS Intensive
03 Mar 2012 Beyond the Basics: Special Issues in the Treatment of Complex Developmental Trauma Disorders, Kathy Steele, MN, CS
03 Dec 2011 Trauma Experience Integration (TEI) with Complex Child and Adolescent Clients, Margaret E. Blaustein, PhD
17 Sep 2011 Maggie Phillips, PhD, Intensive
17 Sep 2011 Finding the Energy to Heal Trauma and Dissociation, Maggie Phillips, PhD
30 Apr 2011 Does Child Abuse Permanently Alter the Human Brain?, Martin Teicher, MD, PhD
02 Apr 2011 Introductory Workshop: Identifying and Treating Dissociative Symptoms in Clients with Complex Trauma Histories, Joanne H. Twombly, MSW
05 Mar 2011 Treating Complex Trauma: Optimal Integration of Treatment Models, Debbie Korn, PsyD
22 Jan 2011 Amy Banks, MD: Understanding the Neuroscience of PTSD: Clinically Useful Applications
26 Sep 2010 Diana Fosha, PhD, Master Class
25 Sep 2010 Diana Fosha, PhD: The Birth of Transformance, Transformational Theory and AEDP Work with Attachment Trauma
24 Apr 2010 Basic Workshop on Dissociation
20 Mar 2010 Frances K. Grossman, PhD; Anne Westcott, MSW, LICSW & Meg Striepe, PhD: "Working with Dissociation and Parts in Couples and Family Work: A Collaborative Model"
09 Jan 2010 Nancy Riemer, LICSW: "Creativity, Improvisation and Trauma Treatment: When there is no Road Map--finding your way home"
31 Oct 2009 Richard B. Gartner, PhD


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