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47th Annual
46th Annual

Psychotherapy networker symposium

March 21st - 24th, 2024
The Most Celebrated Gathering in the World for Psychotherapists
Live Online and Available Fully On-Demand
Hear the latest ideas, strategies and insights from:
Susan Cain
Bryan Stevenson
Nedra Glover Tawaab
Frank Anderson
Janina Fisher
David Kessler
Deb Dana
Prentis Hemphill
Ramani Durvasula
Plus, Diana Fosha, Claudia Black, Ellyn Bader, Harville Hendrix, Helen Lakelly Hunt, Arielle Schwartz, Deran Young, Sara Kuburic, Matthias Barker and 65 more of the field's leading experts!
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PSYCHOTHERAPY NETWORKER SYMPOSIUM

March 21st - 24th, 2024
The Most Celebrated Gathering in the World for Psychotherapists
Live in Washington D.C. & Online
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Hear the latest ideas, strategies and insights from:
Plus, Diana Fosha, Claudia Black, Ellyn Bader, Harville Hendrix, Helen Lakelly Hunt, Arielle Schwartz, Deran Young, Sara Kuburic, Matthias Barker and 65 more of the field's leading experts!

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For 47 years, the Networker Symposium has been a gathering of connection, creativity, and rejuvenation for therapists dedicated to creating meaningful change for clients, communities, and themselves.

Featuring 75 of the field's leading innovators, and a community of over 5,000 of your devoted colleagues, this is the place to access the latest advances in the field and discover a range of possibilities to bring fresh ideas and inspiration to your practice. Plus, you’ll have the most fun you’ll ever have at a professional conference!

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2024 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium

Main Stage

Susan Cain
NYT Bestselling Author Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking and Bittersweet: How Sorrow & Longing Make Us Whole
Bryan Stevenson
Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative, author and subject of the Hollywood film Just Mercy
Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW
NYT Bestselling Author Set Boundaries, Find Peace and Drama Free
Frank Anderson, MD
Renowned Harvard-trained psychiatrist, IFS Lead Trainer, Author Transcending Trauma
Sara Kuburic, Dr. Scient. Pth.
Voice behind "The Millennial Therapist," Author It's On Me: Accept Hard Truths, Discover Yourself, and Change Your Life
Prentis Hemphill, MA
Founder, The Embodiment Institute, Featured in Brené Brown's Atlas of the Heart
Plus over 75 of the field's leading innovators!

Learn from leading therapy innovators, including...

Ellyn Bader, Couples Institute Co-Founder
Deb Dana, Leading Polyvagal Informed Therapy Innovator
Claudia Black, Expert in Adult Children of Addiction
Diana Fosha, developer fo Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) 
Vienna Pharaon, “The Mindful MFT” and The Origins of You author 
Janina Fisher, renowned trauma expert and author
David Kessler, Grief Expert
Abi Blakeslee, Somatic Therapy Trainer
Ramani Durvasula, Narcissism expert
Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt, Developers of IMAGO Therapy
Arielle Schwartz, author of The Complex PTSD Treatment Manual

Deran Young, Founder of Black Therapists Rock
Tammy Nelson, founder of The Integrative Sex Therapy Institute
Stan Tatkin, developer of PACT and author Wired for Love
Alexia Rothman, renowned IFS practitioner
Matthias Barker, psychotherapy educator
Elliott Connie, developer of Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Martha Kauppi, author Polyamory: A Clinical Toolkit
David Grand, developer of Brainspotting
Peter Fraenkel, author Last Chance Couple Therapy
Lisa Ferentz, Founder of the Ferentz Institute
James Gordon, Founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Hilary Waller, Post-partum expert

Schedule at a Glance

Click on the days below to see times of each event
*All times are listed in Eastern Time
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Thursday, March 21

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM ~ Creativity Day - Full Day Intensive Deep-Dive Workshops
(Opportunities for Ethics CE, Cultural CE, and certification workshops!)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM ~ Main Stage: Special Symposium Opening Keynote Address
Grand Opening of the Symposium Exhibit Hall & Conference Bookstore!

Thursday
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Keynote

Beyond the Walls

The Politics of Healing

In this keynote address, Hemphill highlights what our bodies can show us about life beyond personal reactivity and armoring. How we can reshape our understanding of our inner and outer worlds. And how willing engagement with social change can help heal our individual and collective selves.

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA
Thursday
9:30AM – 12:00PM; 1:00PM – 3:00PM

101 - Getting Creative with Parts

Expressive Techniques to Access Inner Critics and Strengthen Self-Compassion
Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD, LMFT
Thursday
9:30AM – 12:00PM; 1:00PM – 3:00PM

102 - Bringing Your Authentic Self to Work

The Ethics of Self-Disclosure
Ethics Credits Available
Abi Blakeslee, PhD
Thursday
9:30AM - 12:00PM; 1:00PM - 3:00PM

103 - Embodied Healing for Developmental Trauma

Harnessing Implicit Memory for Long-Lasting Repair
Chris Aiken, MD & Kellie Newsome, PMH-NP
Thursday
9:30AM - 12:00PM; 1:00PM - 3:00PM

104 - Psychopharmacology for Therapists

Talking to Your Clients about Medications
Samara Bay & Mark O'Connell
Thursday
9:30AM - 12:00PM; 1:00PM - 3:00PM

105 - Embodying Your Unique Voice in the Therapy Room

How to Invite Authenticity through Nonverbal Communication
Friday, March 22

7:30 AM ~ Morning Yoga and Movement Sessions
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM ~ Welcome & Morning Keynote
11:00 AM - 1 PM ~ Morning Clinical Workshops
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM ~ Luncheon Keynote
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ~ Afternoon Clinical Workshops
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Evening of Comedy Dinner Event
9:00 PM ~ Symposium Dance Party

Friday
9:00AM - 10:45AM
Keynote

Bittersweet

The Surprising Key to Creativity, Connection, and Authenticity

In this keynote address, Cain will explore how embracing the bittersweetness at the heart of life is the true path to creativity, connection, and authenticity. Susan shows how a bittersweet state of mind is the quiet force that helps us transcend our personal and collective pain. Using her trademark mix of stories, research, memoir, practical tips, and inspiration, Susan will show you how to deepen your work as a therapist and your life as a human being.

Friday
1:15PM - 2:45PM
Keynote

After the Boundaries

How To Restore the Peace in Relationships

Nedra Glover Tawwab is a therapist, New York Times bestselling author of Set Boundaries, Find Peace and Drama Free, and the creator of a popular mental-health focused Instagram account with nearly 2 million followers. Her work has been highlighted in The New York Times, Red Table Talk, and Good Morning America, and on podcasts like The Good Life Project and Therapy For Black Girls.

In this keynote, she’ll remind us of why setting boundaries isn’t just another relationship issue—it’s often the issue underlying our clients’ distressing symptoms. Importantly, she’ll explore the tenuous line between keeping healthy boundaries and managing the potential fallout of doing so, which may mean navigating family cut-offs and other ruptures.

Deb Dana, LCSW
Friday
11:00AM - 1:00PM

201 - Overcoming Loneliness

Polyvagal-Informed Therapy for Connection
Vienna Pharaon, LMFT
Friday
11:00AM - 1:00PM

202 - Family of Origin Wounds

Breaking the Patterns from Our Past
Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C
Friday
11:00AM - 1:00PM

203 - Key Strategies in Individual DBT Treatment

A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Primer
Zach Taylor, LPC; Sabrina N'Diaye, PhD; David Kessler, MA, RN & Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C
Friday
11:00AM - 1:00PM

204 - Spirituality in Psychotherapy

What are We Missing?
Alexandra Solomon, PhD
Friday
9:00AM - 10:45AM

205 - Couples and Their Careers

When Love and Work Collide
Tammy Nelson, PhD
Friday
11:00AM - 1:00PM

215 - Recovery from Affairs and Betrayal

Moving Through the Stages of Healing For Both Partners
Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW,
Friday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

301 - Helping Your Clients Set Limits

Practical Boundaries for Fulfilling Relationships, Friendships, and Careers
Diana Fosha, PhD
Friday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

302 - Undoing Aloneness in Relational Trauma

Techniques from AEDP to Make Attachment Safe (again)
Lindsay Gibson, PsyD
Friday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

303 - Treating the Impact of Emotionally Immature Parents

How to Work with Clients Who Have Been Emotionally Used
Claudia Black, PhD
Friday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

304 - The Adult Child of Addiction

Reverberations of Trauma in the Addictive Family
Alexia Rothman, PhD
Friday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

305 - IFS for Addictive Processes

Bringing Compassion to Clients’ Polarized Parts
Juliane Taylor Shore, LMFT, LPC, SEP 
Friday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

315 - Teaching Clients How to Set Boundaries That Stick

Flexible, Client Centered Tools for Therapy
Saturday, March 23

7:30 AM ~ Morning Yoga and Movement Sessions
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM ~ Welcome & Morning Keynote
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ~ Morning Clinical Workshops
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM ~ Luncheon Keynote
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ~ Afternoon Clinical Workshops
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Evening of Storytelling Dinner Event

Saturday
9:00AM - 10:45AM
Keynote

Mercy and Humanity

Making A Difference In An Unjust World

In this keynote, Stevenson will address the hard truths about a criminal justice system that, as he puts it, “treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent.” His stories will leave you with the inspiration and sense of mission to deepen your commitment to your work as a clinician and make a difference in the larger world.

Saturday
1:15PM - 2:45PM
Keynote

When the Therapist Gets Triggered

Using Our Self Without Losing Our Self in Therapy

Sara Kuburic, known by her 1.6 million Instagram followers as The Millennial Therapist, is an existential therapist, researcher, and columnist for USA Today. She’s also the author of the new book It’s on Me: Accept Hard Truths, Discover Yourself, and Change Your Life. Her modern perspective on existential therapy—one of the most long-standing, evidence-based therapeutic approaches—has led to features in popular publications such as Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, and The Guardian.

In her keynote address, Kuburic reminds us of the ways our human Self—unique, authentic, and yes, vulnerable—is the most important tool we can bring into our sessions, particularly when clients trigger us. By genuinely showing up as our Self, and appropriately disclosing our clients’ impact on us, we reaffirm our humanity and the inherently existential nature of therapy.

Janina Fisher, PhD
Saturday
11:00AM - 1:00PM

401 - Undoing Shame

The Key to Trauma Healing
Ellyn Bader, PhD
Saturday
11:00AM - 1:00PM

402 - Getting Off to a Powerful Start in Couples Therapy

Starting and Sustaining Positive Momentum with Distressed Couples
Ramani Durvasula, PhD
Saturday
11:00AM - 1:00PM

403 - Managing the Fallout of Narcissistic Abuse

Addressing the Impact of High Conflict Personality Styles
Frank Anderson, MD & Paul Denniston, RYT 500
Saturday
11:00AM - 1:00PM

404 - Healing Relational Trauma

Experiential Techniques to Facilitate Healing
Courtney Armstrong, LPC
Saturday
11:00AM – 1:00PM

409 - Breaking Habits with Hypnosis

Clearing Stubborn Subconscious Patterns
Sara Kuburic, Dr. Scient. Pth.
Saturday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

501 - Who am I, and Why Am I So Anxious?

Practical Interventions from Existential Therapy for a New Generation
David Kessler, MA, RN, FACHE
Saturday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

502 - Releasing the Pain of Grief, Guilt & Trauma

Practical Postvention Strategies for Healing
Stacy Ruse, LPC
Saturday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

503 - Trauma-Focused Tapping

Easy-to-Use Resourcing Techniques from EMDR for Any Approach
Rebecca Kase, LCSW
Saturday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

504 - Polyvagal-Informed EMDR

A Neuro-Informed Approach to Healing
Laura Copley, PhD, LPC
Saturday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

505 - Untangling the Trauma Bond

Helping Clients Heal Dysfunctional Relationships and Create Authentic Connection
Kristy Koser, PhD, LPC, LPCC
Saturday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

515 - Reproductive Trauma, Infertility, & Loss

Therapy for When Family Building Doesn’t Go As Planned
Sunday, March 24

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM ~ Welcome & Morning Keynote
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM ~ Clinical Workshops

Sunday
8:30AM - 9:45AM
Keynote

Bringing Trauma Healing to the World

The Pain We Carry as Therapists

In this keynote address, Anderson explores how we can move beyond simply managing symptoms and triggers to discover the true meaning of forgiveness, for ourselves and our perpetrators, and with it, what’s possible for us, our clients, and our world.

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Sunday
10:00AM - 1:00PM

601 - Balancing Love and Self

Exploring Secure Functioning with the PACT Developmental Approach
David Grand, PhD
Sunday
10:00AM - 1:00PM

602 - Brainspotting

A Neuroexperiential Model for Healing
Courtney Armstrong, LPC
Sunday
10:00AM - 1:00PM

603 - Awakening Positive Emotional States

How Imagery, Movement, and Play Can Enhance Your Work
Cara Marinucci, LPC & Erin Johnson, LPC, LMFT
Sunday
10:00AM - 1:00PM

604 - The Healing Power of Guided Imagery

Opening to Unconscious Wisdom
Catherine Pittman, PhD, HSPP & Rachel Hiraldo, LPCC
Sunday
10:00AM - 1:00PM

605 - Taming the Amygdala

Simplifying Exposure Therapy to Transform Fear into Courage

Where Theory Meets Practice

The Sessions You Need.

The Symposium is dedicated to addressing the genuine needs of therapists like yourself.

Unlike any other conference, it offers an unparalleled array of practical workshops led by globally recognized clinical experts. These workshops have the potential to revolutionize the outcomes you achieve with your clients, providing you with valuable tools and strategies that can make a profound difference in your practice.

The latest insights from

  • Internal Family Systems
  • EMDR Updates
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
  • Guided Imagery Interventions
  • Polyvagal-Informed Therapies
  • AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
  • Somatic & Body-Based Interventions
  • Psychopharmacology for Therapists
  • Expressive Arts & Creative Therapies
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Exposure Therapies
  • Energy Psychology (EFT, Tapping)
  • Neuroscience-Based Interventions
  • Integrative Sex Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Imago Therapy
  • Attachment-based Therapies
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Harm Reduction Therapy
  • Brainspotting
  • and much more!

On the issues that matter most

  • Traumatic Stress
  • Anxiety & Panic
  • Grief & Grieving
  • Autism
  • Narcissism & Gaslighting
  • Couples Therapy
  • Ethics & Cultural Competency
  • Addictions
  • Adult Children of Addictions
  • Boundaries
  • Spirituality in Psychotherapy
  • Teen Mental Health
  • First Responders
  • Racialized Stress & Trauma
  • Gender, Sex & Sexuality
  • Suicidality
  • Dissociation
  • Fertility & Postpartum Issues
  • Child Development
  • Climate-Related Anxiety
  • Psychopharmacology

Unite with thousands of colleagues and unlock the solutions to your current challenges. Discover the approaches that truly work!

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Receive $250 off the complete conference recording package with lifetime access and self-study CEs included ($250 value! - add at registration or at the conference)
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Symposium Presenters

LEADING CLINICAL TRAINERS
Abi Blakeslee, PhD
Somatic therapy expert clinician and trainer
Adam Ray
Comedian and Actor
Alexandra Solomon, PhD
Relationship and Dating Expert
Alexia Rothman, PhD
IFS Leading Practitioner and Trainer
Andrew Tatarsky, MD
Expert on Harm-Reduction Method to Treating Addicitions
Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW, RPT-S & Annie Monaco, LCSW, RPT 
Playful EMDR Co-Founders
Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA
Psychologist, Sex Therapist, and ADHD Expert
Arielle Schwartz, PhD
Master Complex Trauma Therapist
Bethany Brand, PhD
Trauma and Dissociation Expert
Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C
DBT Author and Trainer
Bryan Stevenson
Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative, author and subject of the Hollywood film Just Mercy
Candice Richardson Dickens, MAC, LCPC, LCADC, CCTP
Racial and Cultural Trauma Expert
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We expect to have a wide range of CE credits for most licensed mental health professionals. The full CE Credit information will be released by mid-Feburary 2024. 

See our Continuing Education Credits page for more information.

Yes, both in-person and virtual attendees will have the opportunity to ask or submit their questions live to get real expert responses. We will address as many questions as time allows.

No problem. Attend whatever sessions you are interested in. Please note that you can only receive CE credit for the sessions you attend live.

Symposium relies heavily on our volunteers, and we're grateful to have their continued support each year. Starting in November, we'll have Volunteer registration available. Be sure to check back soon.

Yes! While other conferences charge extra for CE, our registration passes include live CE hours as part of your ticket. After the event, an email will be sent to you that will explain how you will complete your electronic evaluation and access your certificate of completion.

YES! Attendees can save $250 off the official Conference Recording Package. You can add it right to your registration and it will be delivered to your account about 4-6 weeks after Symposium. The Recording Package includes self-study CE credits. CE hours and approvals on self-study products may differ from live CE approvals. Some credit approvals expire after a period of time and cannot be guaranteed for a lifetime.

Please note, not all sessions will be included in the recording package. 

You can stay right on site at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel. Register for the conference and make your hotel reservations right away because our host hotel will fill up soon.

We love bringing in students and those new to the field to experience Symposium. We'll be announcing our student registration later in November. Be sure to check back soon.

Psychotherapy Networker is a non-profit educational organization. For over 47 years, we have featured the leading researchers, innovators, and developers in the field through our award-winning magazine, CE trainings, and our annual Symposium.

Our focus is on telling the stories of psychotherapy and being a place where clinicians of all licenses and backgrounds who practice psychotherapy can keep up on what's happening in the field, hear captivating stories from colleagues on what's really happening in their practices, learn through CE trainings from the best in the field, and enjoy the most celebrated annual gathering of psychotherapists in the world.

Testimonials

I literally grew up with the Networker, accompanying me through every stage of my career. It is a community that provides belonging, information, and keeps me on my toes.

Esther Perel

Renowned relationship and couples expert

There's nothing like the Symposium! It's special because it's where therapists can feel a sense of belonging, stimulation, and excitement. We're stronger together.

Sue Johnson

Developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy

The Networker is just a large, intellectual, and clinical playground. My friends and I continue to talk about it through the year. I highly recommend that people come. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

Shadeen Francis

Sex Therapy and Social Justice Expert

The Symposium is how the field finds community and connection. It's a fabulous opportunity to develop ourselves as people and professionals.

Dan Siegel

Cofounder of the Mindsight Institute

The Symposium offers so many useful ideas for your practice. It's the premier psychotherapy conference in the country.

Dick Schwartz

Internal Family Systems Founder
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