2019 International Conference of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA)

Please visit the 2019 Conference page on the IEDTA website for the most up to date information about the conference.

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After previous highly successful conferences in Milan, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Aarhus (Denmark), Vancouver, Oxford (UK), and Amsterdam, the IEDTA’s 2019 International Conference will take place in Boston’s historic Theater District.

Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to have Dr. Edward Tronick, one of the pioneers of research on attachment and mother-infant bonding, as our keynote speaker. The originator of the "still-face paradigm," Dr. Tronick is Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and the Director of its Child Development Unit. Click here for more information on Dr. Tronick.


Other confirmed presenters include most of the leading figures in the EDT field: Allan Abbass, Michael Alpert, Leone Baruh, Kees Cornelissen, Patricia Coughlin, Jon Frederickson, Susan Hajkowski, Robert Johansson, Nat Kuhn, Jeffrey Magnavita, Robert Neborsky, Kristin Osborn, Tony Rousmaniere, Joel Town, and Susan Warren Warshow.

Session Topics

Since the beginning, EDT practitioners have worked to apply its core tenets to new problems and in new settings. This conference celebrates this work on “new frontiers” with sessions on the following topics in relation to EDT:

  • Addictions and EDT
  • Attachment and EDT
  • Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy with EDT
  • Countertransference and Therapist Affect in EDT
  • Deliberate Practice and EDT • Experiential Exercises for EDT
  • Highly Resistant Complex Cases and EDT
  • Inpatient and Group Treatment with EDT
  • Introduction to EDT
  • Live EDT Demonstrations
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms and EDT
  • Research Symposium
  • Serious and Persistent Mental Illness and EDT
  • Technology and EDT

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