Trauma & Dissociation Conference
Seattle, Washington, USA | October 3-5, 2014
Ivory Garden Dissociative Identity Disorder (IG or Ivory Garden) is an online forum for survivors of child abuse, and other trauma that has been in operation for over 6 years and has over 1600 members. Most members of IG define themselves as multiple. Some members are formally diagnosed and in treatment for Dissociative Identity Disorder, or multiple personalities while others are newly diagnosed, self-diagnosed, or showing symptoms of multiple personalities according to self-reports.
Currently, the forum is owned by Pat Goodwin who uses the screen names, “Felicity” or “Felicity Lee”. Felicity and her board of administrators and forum moderators oversee the day to day operation of the group and forums for conversations, chat rooms, and educational videos.
Speakers scheduled to address attendees include, in alphabetical order:
SUSAN PEASE BANITT, LCSW, RYT. (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). Ms. Banitt is a psychotherapist, author, an considered an expert in traumatic states and alternative healing modalities according to Ivory Garden administrators.
LAURA S. BROWN, Ph.D, (USA, Doctor of Philosophy). Dr. Brown is a psychotherapist, author on feminist therapy, and the founder and Director of the Fremont Community Therapy Project in Seattle, Washington, USA.
DAVID L. CALOF. No credentials listed. Mr. Calof is a psychotherapist, author, and author.
LYNN CROOK, M.Ed. (USA, Master’s of Education). Ms. Crook is a former-psychotherapist, a former-patient of repressed memory, survivor, and writer.
CAREN DILMAN, LMFT. (USA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. No information available.
ELLIE FIELDS, LPC, LIMHP, CPC. Ms. Fields is a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), the premier organization focused on multiple personalities, dissociation, and other trauma. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,(CBT), Ego State Therapy, EMDR, Hypnosis, Thought Field Therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy and Energy/Reiki work.
JOAN C. GOLSTON, DCSW, LICSW. Ms. Golston is a psychotherapist, supervisor, and consultant in private practice. She is the former chair of the National Association of Social Workers, Washington (state) Chapter Ethics Committee. Ms. Golston is associated with the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), the premier organization focused on multiple personalities, dissociation, and other trauma.
NEDRA JOHNSON, M.A., M.F.T.. (USA, Master’s of Arts, Marriage & Family Therapist). Ms. Johnson is a psychotherapist and author.
LANI KENT. Therapeutic Arts Facilitator. She is a Therapeutic Arts Facilitator, Speaker, Writer and Artist according to conference administrators. There are no professional credentials listed.
SANDRA L. PAULSEN, Ph.D. (USA, doctor of philosophy). Dr. Paulsen is an author and advocate of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a somewhat controversial form of trauma treatment.
COLIN ROSS, M.D. (USA, medical doctor). Dr. Ross is the founder of The Colin Ross Institute in Dallas, Texas and is director of three hospitals offering treatment for multiple personalities and satanic ritual abuse.
MARVIN THOMAS. Mr. Thomas is a psychotherapist. There are no professional credentials listed.
The Washington State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is offering continuing education credits, required of social worker’s to retain licensing. Provider number #1975-362.
Visit the Ivory Garden DID websites for further information.