Innovations in Psychotherapy 2024

Trauma Healing & Transformation

4-Day Conference | October 3-6

Live in Anaheim, CA, and Online

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Here's your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to master skills and access cutting-edge insight directly from the world's premier trauma experts

As a therapist on the frontlines of trauma healing, you’re always on the lookout for the next therapy breakthrough to free your clients from intense suffering.

That’s exactly why this conference was developed — to connect you with the world’s leading innovators, researchers, and clinicians who will equip you with today’s most effective skills to revolutionize your trauma treatment results.

Join us in beautiful Anaheim, CA, or online for four days of world-class instruction that provides the perfect blend of inspiring education with rest and rejuvenation!

You’ll master skills from the field’s most powerful approaches, including IFS Therapy, DBT, EMDR, ACT, Polyvagal-Informed Therapy, and more — in an intimate environment that’s perfect for learning and restoration.

Here’s just a sample of the incredible, rarely offered sessions you’ll experience at Innovations 2024:

  • Nadine Burke-Harris, California’s first-ever Surgeon General, on how ACEs screening has revolutionized trauma-informed care 
  • Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score, on innovative treatments to transform trauma
  • Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), on applying the EFIT model for deep healing
  • Steven Hayes, co-founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, on healing suffering through the ACT approach
  • Gabor Maté, author of The Myth of Normal, on compassionate care for trauma and addiction survivors

Plus, groundbreaking workshops from Ramani Durvasula, David Kessler, Janina Fisher, Laurel Parnell, Resmaa Menakem, and dozens more of today’s leading trauma innovators!

Whether you’re looking for step-by-step guidance on exactly what to do and say in your next client session … or desperately looking to be refreshed and reconnected with your work …

Innovations 2024 is the place for you!

Innovations in Psychotherapy

Trauma Healing & Transformation

October 3-6, 2024


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Schedule at a Glance

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  • Thursday, October 3

    8:30 AM ~ Welcome
    9:00 AM – Noon ~ Workshops
    Noon – 1 PM ~ Break
    1 PM – 3 PM ~ Workshops Continued
    3 PM – 6:30 PM ~ Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

  • Friday, October 4

    7 AM – 8 AM ~ Morning Movement/Yoga
    9 AM – 10:45 AM ~ Welcome & Keynote Address
    11:00 AM – 1 PM ~ Morning Workshops
    1:15 PM – 2:45 PM ~ Luncheon Address & Exhibit Hall Happenings
    3 PM – 5 PM ~ Afternoon Workshops
    5 PM – 7 PM ~ Innovations Reception in the Exhibit Hall

    6:30 PM – 8 PM ~ Evening Dinner Event
    8 PM – 11 PM ~ Innovations Dance Party

  • Saturday, October 5

    7 AM – 8 AM ~ Morning Movement/Yoga
    9 AM – 10:45 AM ~ Keynote Address
    11 AM – 1 PM ~ Morning Workshops
    1:15 PM – 2:45 PM ~ Luncheon Address & Exhibit Hall Happenings
    3 PM – 5 PM ~ Afternoon Workshops
    5 PM – 7 PM ~ Exhibit Hall Grand Finale
    6:30 PM – 8 PM ~ Evening Dinner Event

  • Sunday, October 6

    8:30 AM – 9:45 AM ~ Keynote Address
    10 AM – Noon ~ Final Workshops

What to Expect at Innovations in Psychotherapy 

The ExperienceActionable ContentInspiration / RejuvenationNetworking & Fun

Take the next step in advancing your Trauma skills…

  • Master IFS Therapy skills to free your client’s internal “parts” from suffering
  • Applying EMDR methods to transform developmental trauma and attachment wounds
  • Integrate today’s most effective somatic and cognitive therapy interventions
  • Provide deep relief from grief and loss
  • Offer effective care for survivors of narcissistic abuse
  • Discover proven methods to treat trauma in clients with autism 
  • Navigate the impact of trauma on relationships, intimacy, sexuality, and pleasure
  • Apply culturally informed care that’s personalized to your client’s needs



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The skills and insight you need on the topics that matter the most.

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Get the latest insights from

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Polyvagal Informed Therapies
  • EMDR and Flash Technique
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Psychedelics for Trauma
  • Mindfulness and Yoga
  • Neuroscience-Based Interventions
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique / Tapping

On today's most important issues

  • Traumatic Stress
  • Autism and Neurdivergence
  • Narcissism
  • Grief and Loss
  • Intimacy and Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Ethics in Practice
  • Racialized Stress & Trauma

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Innovations in Psychotherapy right for me?

If you are a mental health professional looking for today’s most effective interventions and tomorrow’s most promising innovations … then this event is for you! This conference provides skills for real therapists on the front lines of healing, plus the opportunity to engage with the field’s leaders — most of whom also actively see clients.

Does my registration include CE credits?

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.

How many CE credits can I earn, and how do I know if my license is covered?

We have your CE needs covered! PESI works directly with state and national boards to help ensure you get the most continuing education credit possible.

Do I need to attend all of the live sessions to get CE credit?

No, you can attend whatever sessions you are interested in and receive CE credit for just those sessions attended live.

Will there be live interaction? Can I ask questions of the presenters?

Yes, both in-person and virtual attendees will have the opportunity to ask their questions live and get real expert responses.

What if I can't attend all 4 days?

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

Unique Opportunities

Get Certified!

This conference includes the opportunity to get all the educational needs to become a Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP) through Evergreen Certifications.

Exhibit Hall

Visit the Innovations Exhibit Hall each day for exclusive opportunities to meet face-to-face with our field’s experts, win prizes, and to experience the latest products and services that will enhance your practice.

Enjoy Beautiful Anaheim, CA

As the city built on imagination, Anaheim provides one of the most ideal locations to learn, unwind, be inspired, and build connection with your colleagues and yourself.


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Innovations in Psychotherapy 2024 is taking place at the luxurious Anaheim Marriott. To make your as enjoyable as possible, we have exclusive discounted rooms, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Relax in beautifully appointed hotel rooms and suites with plush bedding, marble bathrooms, hardwood floors and balconies with views of Anaheim. Recharge in the California sun in the sparkling outdoor pool or work out in the fully equipped fitness center. Indulge in fresh Californian cuisine made from locally grown ingredients or sample our restaurant’s extensive bourbon collection.

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What To Expect

The Experience

Transform your practice by learning what’s new, what’s hot, and what’s actually working RIGHT NOW in therapy.
Notebooks full of skills, interventions, and techniques that you can apply immediately.
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Inspiration & Rejuvenation

You will leave Innovations feeling inspired and refreshed for the year ahead.
Join the field’s best speakers

Networking & fun

With thousands of attendees, you’ll meet the people who’ve been in your shoes, faced the same challenges, and overcome the same obstacles. Plus, we’ll help you connect with dinner and special networking events.

You will leave Innovations having met, networked, and formed relationships with people just like you.

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