Innovations in Psychotherapy 2024

Trauma Healing & Transformation

4-Day Conference | October 3-6

Live in Anaheim, CA, and Online

Register today at the lowest possible prices (up to 40% savings!)

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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Talisa Beasley
Ethics, Leadership, and Family Counseling Expert Instructor
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Talisa Beasley

Ethics, Leadership, and Family Counseling Expert Instructor

Talisa Beasley, MA, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Gottman certified facilitator. With over 25 years of experience working in the area of crisis management in public health as well as extensive training in the area of family violence intervention, substance abuse, and suicide prevention, Talisa specializes in helping clients overcome their struggle with depression and anxiety. Talisa is the owner of a busy private practice in the Atlanta area and teaches as an adjunct professor in the human services department at Shorter College. She also consults for nationwide businesses in the area of Leadership.

Talisa Beasley, LPC, received a Master of Arts Degree in professional counseling and certificate in marriage & family from Argosy University, as well as receiving her Bachelors of Administration with a business management specialty from Mercer University. Talisa is a standing member of Chi-Sigma Iota and is a well sought after speaker on women’s issues. Talisa has co-authored two books in this area.

Katelyn Baxter-Musser
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT) Expert Trainer
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Katelyn Baxter-Musser

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT) Expert Trainer

Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, C-DBT, is an accomplished therapist whose trainings have helped tens of thousands of therapists incorporate mindfulness-based techniques into their work. Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT) through Evergreen Certifications and extensively trained in mindfulness techniques, she seamlessly integrates these practices into her work with adults and adolescents presenting with a variety of concerns.

With a focus on cultivating self-awareness, emotional regulation and personal growth, Ms. Baxter-Musser empowers her clients to develop healthier coping strategies, process traumas, and transform destructive emotions. Ms. Baxter-Musser is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is an EMDRIA-approved consultant. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and the National Center for Crisis Management.

She previously sat on the EMDRIA Standards and Training Committee and was the co-regional coordinator for the EMDRIA Southern Maine Regional Network. She works in private practice where her areas of expertise include the treatment of trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and relationship issues.

PESI and Katelyn Baxter-Musser are not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Katelyn Baxter-Musser is the owner, operator, trainer of Inner Awakening Counseling & Consulting. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Katelyn Baxter-Musser is a member of EMDRIA, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, the National Center for Crisis Management, and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.

Robin Bilazarian
Author and Master EFT & Tapping Trainer
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Robin Bilazarian

Author and Master EFT & Tapping Trainer

Robin Bilazarian, LCSW, DCSW, DCEP (Diplomate in Energy Psychology), and International Certified Master EFT trainer, is a brief therapy expert, author and speaker who uses passion and humor to share a wealth of knowledge and her twenty years of experience integrating EFT into mainstream mental health treatment. She is the author of the Amazon best-seller Tapping the Mighty Mind: Simple Solutions for Stress, Conflict, and Pain. Her passion is to bring these rapid, thorough and gentle meridian and cognitive-based techniques into mainstream clinical mental health treatment.

EFT is a well-researched, comprehensive, mind-body treatment that rapidly desensitizes unwanted thoughts, emotions and connected physical reactions. EFT goes beyond supportive counseling and is actual treatment. It’s surprising how quickly turmoil dissipates; clients are usually better in one session -even if the issue is long standing.

Robin obtained her MSW degree from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill and interned at Duke Medical Outpatient Psychiatry. Her more than thirty years of clinical practice includes employment in all levels of mental health treatment, including private practice and using EFT in a community mental health center and with medical staff. She was recruited and worked for fourteen years as an internal Employee Assistance Program counselor, bringing these highly effective, short-term techniques to medical staff and students in a regional trauma hospital. Her trainees also included police, fire fighters, first responders, educators, city workers and others. She ran numerous internal and external EFT workshops, including psychiatric rounds and community conferences. She speaks nationally and internationally on this topic and presents frequently for NASW and Rutgers University. She is a sought-after expert in working with anxiety spectrum disorders.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Robin Bilazarian maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Cooper University Hospital. She receives royalties as a published author. Robin Bilazarian receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Robin Bilazarian has no relevant non-financial relationships.

Daphne Fatter
Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist and Consultant
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Daphne Fatter

Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist and Consultant

Daphne Fatter, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist, and clinical IFS consultant. She is also certified in EMDR and has completed advanced training in cognitive processing therapy. She was awarded her doctorate in counseling psychology from Pennsylvania State University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at the Trauma Center, an affiliate of the Boston University School of Medicine, under the direct supervision of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk. She is the former military sexual trauma coordinator at the Fort Worth Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic. She speaks to mental health clinicians internationally providing engaging continuing education on nuances on trauma treatment from her seasoned clinical experience treating PTSD and complex trauma. She is in private practice in Dallas, Texas.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Daphne Fatter maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Daphne Fatter is a member of the American Psychological Association, the EMDR International Association, and the Texas Psychological Association.

Lambers Fisher
Trauma-Informed Culturally Competency Trainer
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Lambers Fisher

Trauma-Informed Culturally Competency Trainer

Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDiv, is a marriage and family therapist who has counseled individuals, couples, and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds, in private practice, non-profit organizations, as well as ministry environments. He has a strong desire to help counseling professionals in various fields feel more comfortable, competent and confident in their ability to meet the needs of whomever they have the opportunity to serve. Lambers’ training experience includes facilitating workshops, guest lecturing, as well as being an adjunct instructor at Crown College on various aspects of diversity in counseling.

Lambers is the author of the award-winning book, Diversity in Clinical Practice: A Practical & Shame-Free Guide to Reducing Cultural Offenses & Repairing Cross-Cultural Relationships.

Currently, Lambers is a therapist in private practice where he effectively balances personal and professional experiences to provide unique and practical perspectives on a variety of culturally sensitive topics. Lambers supervises aspiring therapists as a board-approved supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapists as well as the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health. He obtained a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy as well as a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Lambers Fisher maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Christian Heart Counseling. He is an adjunct instructor at Crown College. Lambers Fisher receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, recording royalties, and a consulting fee from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lambers Fisher is a member of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy and the Minnesota Association for Marriage & Family Therapy.

Erica Sirrine
Expert Instructor on Grief, Death, and Bereavement
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Erica Sirrine

Expert Instructor on Grief, Death, and Bereavement

Dr. Erica Sirrine is a licensed clinical social worker with over 22 years of experience in the field of death, dying, and bereavement. She earned a PhD in social work and has been awarded the distinction of Fellow in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Dr. Sirrine has conducted and published research on grief and bereavement, including a study on college student experiences of loss amid the COVID-19 pandemic that was published in OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying and featured in TIME magazine. She maintains a blog on grief and is the author of Sammy’s Story, an anticipatory grief counseling book for young children experiencing the serious illness of a parent.

Dr. Sirrine has extensive expertise providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families experiencing illness and loss. She has implemented numerous interventions and programs aimed at improving the emotional health of clients and currently serves as the director of social work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Sirrine frequently presents seminars on bereavement and loss throughout the United States and is known for her interactive and engaging workshops.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Erica Sirrine has employment relationships with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Southeastern University. She receives royalties as a published author. Erica Sirrine receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Erica Sirrine is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers, the National Alliance for Children’s Grief, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare.

Courtney Armstrong
Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy Founder
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Courtney Armstrong

Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy Founder

Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP, is the founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy and author of Rethinking Trauma Treatment: Attachment, Memory Reconsolidation, and Resilience. She has over 25 years’ experience and is a board-certified Fellow in clinical hypnotherapy who has trained thousands of mental health professionals nationally and internationally in creative, brain-based strategies for healing trauma. She is a bestselling author of the book, The Therapeutic “Aha!”: 10 Strategies for Getting Clients Unstuck and Transforming Traumatic Grief and contributes to publications such as Psychotherapy Networker, Counseling Today, and The Neuropsychotherapist. She has been featured as a trauma and grief expert on national television and radio programs and is the owner/director of Tamarisk: A Center for Mind-Body Therapy in the state of Tennessee.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Courtney Armstrong is the founder and president of Courtney Armstrong Consulting and Training Services and the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Courtney Armstrong serves on the Clinical Hypnosis Education and Training Committee of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. She is a member of the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, and the Chattanooga Area Psychotherapy Association.

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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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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