Upcoming events

Overview of Yearly Program

NESTTD sponsors seven events per year. All of our events provide information related to the identification or treatment of Complex Trauma or Dissociation. We bring world-class presenters who specialize in this rapidly evolving field to New England. Come to one event or come to many!

Traditional Series

Our traditional series consists of four programs offered on Saturdays four times a year.*

  • Two Half-Day Morning Workshops offering 3 Continuing Education (CE) units; sometimes followed by an optional Afternoon Intensive offering 3 additional CE units.  The Afternoon Intensive is limited to a  smaller group and allows a deeper understanding of case material as well as participant questions.  Attendance at the Morning Workshops is a prerequisite for participation in the related Intensive.

  • Two All-Day Workshops offering 6 CE units. All-Day workshops run from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, and the associated cost includes a boxed lunch.

Did you know?

The Half-Day Morning Workshops are free to current members.  Member discounts are also available for Intensives, All Day programs, and FAS.  See more about Membership Discounts here.


Fundamentals is offered annually in March or April, and is especially(but not only)for newcomers to the subject. As an All-Day program, Fundamentals offers six CE units.

Friday Afternoon Series (our newest series)

  • Two Friday Afternoon Series (FAS) workshops, one in Fall, one in Spring, each usually offering 3 CE units.

For More Information

  • about Continuing Education (CE) credits click here.

  • aboutUpcoming Workshops and to see this season’s line-up of speakers and presentation topics click here.

Please Note: For the 2019-2020 year, the Half-Day and All-Day offerings differ in the Quarterly Programs from the usual pattern. Often, we offer three Half-Day morning programs and one All-Day program. However, this year NESTTD will offer two Half-Day morning programs (one with an Intensive) and two All-Day workshops. Membership discounts have been adjusted accordingly.  

Continuing Education

NESTTD events are co-sponsored by the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation and The Institute for Continuing Education. Continuing education credit is offered as described below.   

  • Programs that offer 3.00 hrs. of instruction time offer 3.00 CE contact hours (half-day workshops or intensives). 

  • Programs that offer 6.00 hours of instruction time offer 6.00 CE contact hours (full-day workshops). 

  • Full attendance is required.  Partial CE credit is not offered.

Continuing education credit is awarded for full attendance. Application forms and other required CE materials will be available on site. If you have questions regarding the program, agenda, learning objectives, presenter bios, grievance issues, contact The Institute for Continuing Education at: 800-557-1950/email: 

Please Note: It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board. Neither Counseling nor Social Work registrants are eligible for CEs unless the specific program they wish to attend is listed here as having received approval by the sponsoring organizations, NBCC and NASW-MA, respectively.


The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for our programs and its content.   


For counselors seeking CE credit, The Institute for Continuing Education will submit a co-sponsorship application to NBCC for our programs. This website will be updated with regard to approvals.

Please Note: Until we receive NBCC approval for an event, LMHCs cannot assume they are eligible for CEs for it.

Regarding the Fran Waters morning and intensive training on September 28, 2019: The New England Society for Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation  (NESTTD) and The Institute for Continuing Education are co-sponsors of this program. This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC. The Institute for Continuing Education is an NBCC approved continuing education provider, No. 5643. The Institute for Continuing Education is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit. This program has been approved for 6.00 hrs. ( 3.00 hrs. for AM presentation and 3.00 hrs. for PM presentation). Full attendance is required for the presentations in which you participate.

In addition, for the FAS program on 11/8 with Jayme Shorin and Robin Zachary, LMHCs are eligible for CEs.  This is a change from last year in response to multiple requests from our program attendees.

Social Work

For social workers seeking CE credit, The Institute for Continuing Education will submit an application to NASW – MA Chapter for our programs. This website will be updated with regard to approvals. 

Please Note: Until we receive NBCC approval for an event, MSWs cannot assume they are eligible for CEs for it. 

Regarding the Fran Waters morning and intensive training on September 28, 2019, this program has been approved for 6.00 hrs. social work continuing education hours for re-licensure (3.00 hrs. for AM presentation and 3.00 hrs. for PM presentation) in accordance with 258 CMR Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work.  Authorization No. D-80838-1 / D-80838-2. 

Marriage/Family Therapy

Our programs will not be submitted to NEAFAST for pre-approval for MA MFTs.


The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Nursing, Provider CEP 12646.  Nurses are responsible for checking with their state board to determine if credit issued through an approved provider of the CA Board of Nursing is acceptable by their state board.   

All Continuing Education Applicants

To receive continuing education credit, all attendees must:

  • Pay a separate CE fee either online or at registration at the event.

  • Obtain application forms on site at registration tables.

  • Sign in at start of program and Sign out at end of program. Attendance for the entire program is required.

  • At the end of the program, return completed CE application and evaluation of training forms to registration tables.

Please Note: Unless all of these requirements are met, continuing education credit cannot be awarded.PO

Skills Level

Attendees are urged to review the session descriptions to determine appropriateness for professional and personal needs.

Instructional Methodology

May include lecture, demonstration, audio/visual, experiential practice of techniques, large and small group discussion


Newer to Complex Trauma and Dissociation?  

Come to our Annual “Fundamentals” Program, Start Fresh, Learn Beyond the Basics

  • Trauma experts will highlight a new way to understand or treat “Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders”, but what is meant by Complex Trauma?

  • The renowned researcher and clinician, Bessel van der Kolk says, "Dissociation is the essence of trauma," and yet few graduate schools teach much about dissociation. 

  • Many clients struggle with the long-term effects of insecure or disorganized attachment compounded by the impact of multiple instances of overt trauma.  How do we meet the challenges involved in providing the best care?

This full day program is designed for graduate students and behavioral health and social service providers who are new to learning about and working with the complex trauma spectrum. Among topics introduced in the morning plenary session will be the concept of developmental trauma, attachment research, basics of relevant neurobiological research, core problems of survivors, assessment, barriers to collaborative therapeutic relationships, and types of therapies.  

The many choices in the two afternoon breakout workshopswill allow for exploration of more specific aspects of helping clients with the impacts of trauma and dissociation. 

NESTTD offers this annual full day workshop "Fundamentals of Complex Trauma and Dissociation" every year, in March or April. Please see the Upcoming Workshops to find details on our next Fundamentals program.

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