Welcome to the

47th Annual
46th Annual

Psychotherapy networker symposium

March 21st - 24th, 2024
The Most Celebrated Gathering in the World for Psychotherapists
Live in Washington D.C. & Online
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!
WELCOME TO THE
47th Annual

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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Instantly lock in your workshop selections before they fill up, plus get up to a year's worth of CE hours, AND risk-free registration with no cancellation fees!
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!

2024 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium

March 21st - 24th, 2024
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PLUS EARN UP TO A YEAR'S WORTH OF CE CREDITS (AT NO EXTRA CHARGE)
The in-person conference in D.C. will likely reach capacity, so be sure to save your seat today!

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2024 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium

Main Stage

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
IP
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Prentis Hemphill, MA

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.

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
Susan Cain

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
Nedra Glover Tawaab

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.

Friday
7:00PM
Adam Ray

An Evening of Comedy with Adam Ray

A Must-See Symposium Dinner Event!
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 ~ Colin Quinn: The Hour Is Up

Saturday
9:00AM - 10:45AM
Bryan Stevenson

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
Sara Kuburic, Dr. Scient. Pth.

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.

Saturday
7:00PM
Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn: The Hour Is Up

Special Comedy Dinner Event
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
Frank Anderson, MD

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.

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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IN-PERSON

Omni Shoreham - Washington DC
Sale Price

$879.99

Full Price

$879.99

SAVE up to $100 FOR A LIMITED TIME!
Be in the room with many of the fields leading trainers and choose from 75+ new, practical clinical workshops over 4 days.
Earn up to 19.5 CE hours ($800 value - included!)
Complete download access to all handouts and resources from faculty to use in your clinical practice (included!)
Official canvas tote bag full of swag from Psychotherapy Networker and our sponsors ($30 value)
One-year subscription to Psychotherapy Networker magazine ($36 value, FREE for attendees!)
Get online access to every live streamed session + 14-day on-demand replay access to every streamed session so you don't miss a thing (included with in-person registration - $499 value)
Daily morning yoga and movement sessions + the famous Symposium Friday night dance party (included)
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)
Psychotherapy’s largest exhibit hall and bookstore with conference-only pricing on all the latest books and tools for your practice – all in one spot!
Daily book signing and meet-and-greet events
Exclusive lunch and dinner events (3-course meal in the ballroom, keynote, and CEs included! Add your ticket at reservation)
100% risk-free registration with no cancellation fees, ever

Virtual

Live Online
Sale Price

$499.99

Full Price

$599.99

SAVE up to $150 FOR A LIMITED TIME!
Livestream access to over 75+ new, practical clinical workshops over 4 days
Earn up to 19.5 CE hours ($800 value - included!)
Complete download access to all handouts and resources from faculty to use in your clinical practice (included!)
User-friendly, all-in-one platform that can be accessed on desktop or mobile with speaker Q&A and live chat
Get online access to every live streamed session + 14-day on-demand replay access to every streamed session so you don't miss a thing
Join “Networker Backstage” sessions for exclusive 1-on-1 time with Symposium faculty speakers
Full virtual bookstore & exhibit hall with conference-only pricing and free shipping only for attendees
Upgrades available to access special lunch & dinner keynotes and special events
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)
100% risk-free registration with no cancellation fees, ever
Can't Attend Live? Get the Complete Conference Recording Package
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Symposium Presenters

LEADING CLINICAL TRAINERS
Samara Bay & Mark O'Connell
Authors and Public Performance Experts
Sara Kuburic, Dr. Scient. Pth.
Voice behind "The Millennial Therapist," Author It's On Me: Accept Hard Truths, Discover Yourself, and Change Your Life
Shadeen Francis, LMFT
Sex Therapy, Emotional Intelligence, and Social Justice Teacher
Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C
Developer of Decolonizing Therapy for Black Folk Training
Stacy Ruse, LPC
EMDR & IFS Therapy Expert
Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
Developer of a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT)
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
Tammy Nelson, PhD
Leading Couples and Sex Therapy Expert
Terry Casey, PhD
Expert on Legal and Ethical Issues
Thomas Doherty, PsyD
Clinical and Environmental Psychologist
Vienna Pharaon, LMFT
Highly Sought-After Relationship Expert
William Doherty, PhD
Director of the MN Couples on the Brink Project and Cofounder of Braver Angels
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not satisfied, please contact us HERE. To request a copy of our full grievance policy, please email cepesi@pesi.com.

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.

Special Meal Events

Enhance your Symposium Experience

Some of the most stand-out and memorable parts of Symposium are our exclusive lunch and dinner keynotes and events.

All Attendees are invited to add these lunch and dinner events to your registration. You can earn extra CE, spend time in an intimate environment with speakers, have your meals covered, and enjoy some of the Omni Shoreham's finest cuisine.

Be sure to add these when you register.

After the Boundaries with Nedra Glover Tawwab

How to Restore the Peace in Relationships
Friday 1:15pm - 2:45pm. Lunch included.
Earn up to 1 CE hour

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 keeping them, which may mean navigating family cut-offs and other ruptures.

An Evening of Comedy with Adam Ray

A must-See Friday Night Dinner Event
Friday 7-9PM. Dinner Included
No CE (They don't give CE credits for standup, but they should)

Adam’s comedic resume is thicker than the DSM. In addition to doing stand-up alongside some of comedy’s biggest names, Adam currently plays the role of Vince McMahon in NBC’s Young Rock. He previously guest starred on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development, worked opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig’s buddy comedy The Heat. He’s a former MADtv cast member, has been featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and hosts the popular About Last Night podcast, which has welcomed guests including Chevy Chase, Dana Carvey, Susan Sarandon, Lisa Kudrow, Tony Danza, and Henry. His sketches and standup comedy clips have over 50 million views on YouTube.

Those in the know—therapists, wink-wink—will tell you that the talking cure is the best medicine. But let’s face it: laughter comes in at a close second.

This dinner event is sure to SELL OUT – add it to your registration today!

When the Therapist Gets Triggered

Using Our Self Without Losing Our Self in Therapy
Saturday 1:15pm - 2:45pm. Lunch included.
Earn up to 1 CE hour.

Sara Kuburic, known by her 1.6 million Instagram followers as The Millennial Therapist, is an existential therapist, researcher, author 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, The Guardian, and ABC News.

With our field’s emphasis on acquiring skills, learning techniques, and absorbing old and new theories, it's easy to forget the critical importance of who we are. In her keynote address, Kuburic will remind us of the ways our human Self—unique, authentic, genuine, 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.

Colin Quinn: The Hour Is Up

Special Comedy Dinner Event
Saturday 7-9PM. Dinner Included
No CE for this event

Join us for an exclusive evening of dinner and comedy with legendary stand-up comic, Colin Quinn as he shares a new set focused on everyone’s favorite profession—therapy! Quinn is best known for his years on Saturday Night Live as the anchor for the Weekend Update, as well as his hit one-man Broadway show directed by Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn: Long Story Short. Quinn isn’t just known as “the comic’s comic,” as his colleagues proclaim, but a clever quipster, an incisive satirist, and a spellbinding storyteller. Leave your inhibitions and therapy notes behind – this one is just for us therapists.

Colin will be filming this evening with us for his new comedy special, so don’t miss out!

This dinner event is sure to SELL OUT – add it to your registration today!

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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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As many others are creating complicated barriers to cancellations, we're making it easier.

If at any time you aren't 100% completely satisfied with your experience, in person or as a virtual attendee, just email us at symposium@psychnetworker.org and speak with one of our friendly customer service representatives. We'll make it right, guaranteed. We're that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more.

The Psychotherapy Conference For Therapists and By Therapists

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Omni Shoreham Hotel
  • 2500 CALVERT ST. NW WASHINGTON, DC 20008
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The luxurious Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. has hosted presidents, world leaders, rock stars, and inaugural balls, making it a true landmark in our nation’s capital.

Today, the hotel fuses modern comforts, state-of-the-art amenities, and distinguished service to enhance your Symposium experience.
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