“An Infinite Mind” 3rd Annual Conference on Multiple Personalties & Dissociative Identity Disorder, February 9-10, 2013

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Disney World in Orlando Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This conference on multiple personalities will be held in Orlando, Florida, USA February 9-10, 2013

Home of:  Disney World Magic Kingdom theme park.

Given the magical thinking associated with recovering multiple personalities/alter selves/parts etc. this is probably a perfect home for this conference.

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Conference Agenda (pdf) • Speaker Bios • Q&A (pdf)

Healing Together will be held in beautiful Orlando, FL on
February 9-10, 2013 at the beautiful Renaissance Orlando Airport. Escape the winter blues and come to sunny Florida for an amazing weekend of learning, healing, and fun.

Continuing Educational Credits for practitioner licenses available from:

As of today, February 01, 2013 the website for this conference states:

Participants are responsible for following their states’ rules and regulations regarding licensure requirements and earning continuing education credits.

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Bloggers questions:

  • What does failure to obtain sanction from the major American associations mean?
  • Are continuing education credits offered?
  • Are attendees getting scammed?
  • Do the associations not approve?

What do you think?

Scheduled Speakers

Olga Trujillo, Keynote, attorney, survivor

Judi Addelston, PhD, LMFT, Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Kari Iddings Ainswortn, (daughter of Truddi Chase, “When Rabbit Howls”)

Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW. trauma expert, author

Jullian Blueford, psychology student

Carol Broad, survivor, “delivered training” to professionals

Helen Broad, daughter of Carol Broad

Dena Bubrick LICSW, Dialectal Behavior Therapy & C-PTSD, formerly at McLean Hospital

Paula Burley, RN, McLean Hospital

Kelly Caniglia, graduate student

Madison Clell, diagnosed D.I.D.

Dalitso Nyalani Crosson, LMHC culturally sensitive & safe therapeutic space for clients

Deb Croteau, survivor

Sally Crumbly, LCSW, play therapy, traumatized children

Hope Dalzen, diagnosed D.I.D. “integrated survivor”, author

Jesse Fox, doctoral candidate, addictions counseling

Takeya Southerlan-Freeman, diagnosed D.I.D,

Willie H. Freemen, III, husband of Takeya Southerlan-Freemen

Nancy Gaulin, PsyD, McLean Hospital

David Baker-Hargrove, PhD, LHMC, DAPA, CCFC, gay & lesbian (GBLT) issues

Megan Hession, MA, “variety of modalities to healing”

Gulnora Hundley, PhD, LMHC, “a psychiatrist”, research on DID (Note: PhD is not a psychiatrist although this conference Bio indicates such)

Meghan Moran, MS, RD, dietician, eating disorders

Kathryn L. Norsworthy, PhD, “mindfulness in psychotherapy”

Lee Norton, PhD, MSW, LCSW, trauma & dissociation

Stephany Rickey, PsyD, McLean Hospital

Rebecca Liz Ruth, diagnosed D.I.D.

Kim Snow, MA, LMFT, art in healing trauma

Monica Taffinder, LMHC, LMFT, biblical studies

Elizabeth Vermilyea, MA, previously The Sidran Institute & Sheppard Pratt, “faith-based trauma support”

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10 Comments

  1. Jessica

     /  02/02/2013

    mainly people are social workers or lpcs today, so they still can get ceus. Think it means that psyd and psych phd people can’t get it.

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    • Jeannette Bartha

       /  02/02/2013

      That’s interesting, Jessica. So people who are licensed to practice, but who do not have advanced education of Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) have a different criterion? That means people with lesser education – on a Master’s level are less informed and able to engage in fringe therapies?

      Problem.

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      • Jessica

         /  02/02/2013

        yep it definitely is, there really is no central agency that looks over all aspects of therapy. There is just the sub agencies that look over their own. And there are so many different titles you can get.

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        • Jeannette Bartha

           /  02/03/2013

          titles? Credentials? There is absolutely no regulations overseeing what people do.

          Look at Judy Byington/Weindorf who published 22 Faces – the story of Jenny Hill and her multiple personalities/Satanic Ritual Abuse/ mind control you name it. She defines herself as Licensed Clinical Social Worker, retired. There is No such designation. You are either licensed or not. This is deceptive. She is using her previous credentials that make people think she is practicing. There is nothing illegal (that I know) about deceitful practices like this. You can’t sanction someone who isn’t licensed who refers to themselves as “retired”.

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          • Jessica

             /  02/03/2013

            I actually have not looked into her yet, eagerly awaiting to read your review of her book. according to the licensing board hers expired in 2000, how is she practicing still…Seems she now runs a non-profit and runs webinars on s.r.a. unsure if you get ceus in them.

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          • Jeannette Bartha

             /  02/03/2013

            Jessica – you are referring to Judy Byington/Weindorf? I have a partial review on this blog. I will not finish it as it does not deserve my time or attention. There is too much wrong with the publication – it makes more sense to write about what is valid. I’m finished for now, sorry.

            It was a difficult read – it is very poorly written and a chore to plod through on the writing alone. The chapters are contrived as the author seems to pick out a theme – like losing time, or being programmed with mind control, and she then wraps a story around it. Awful, awful writing.

            That is not to say that it shouldn’t be read. Buying it vs. borrowing it? Your decision.

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  2. It’s a really big deal if the American Psychiatric Assn and American Psychological Assn haven’t granted CEUs for its members for this major national annual conference on multiple personalities and dissociative identity disorder. On one hand, it’s a very good thing that the two APA’s are doing their jobs as watchdogs over the misguided therapies being practiced in this country, and over the quasi-professionals who practice them. On the other hand, it’s a very bad thing that SO many ‘professionals’ are involved in this conference and believe that MPD and DID exist in 2013!

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    • Nice to see so much conversation about our conference. People are always welcome to email us when they have questions. Just to clarify, neither APA orgnanization denied us CEUs. We never requested CEUs from them.

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      • Jeannette Bartha

         /  03/25/2013

        Hello jaime pollack, Thank you for stopping by.

        Just curious, why did you not ask the American Psychiatric Association or the American Psychological Association for CEU credits? Seems that would have brought you much more business.

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      • Jeannette Bartha

         /  03/25/2013

        What email address should people use to ask questions about your conference?

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