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Keynote speakers


Suzette A. Boon

PhD, clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. She has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of complex dissociative disorders. Suzette Boon is co-founder of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) and was the first president of this Society.

Mads Gram Henriksen

Associate Professor in Philosophy of Psychiatry at Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, and Senior Lecturer & Researcher at Mental Health Center Glostrup, University Hospital of Copenhagen. His research is anchored in phenomenological psychopathology and he has primarily focused on symptom development in schizophrenia spectrum disorders from a phenomenological perspective.

Dr. Pamela Fuller

Private practice. Adjunct assistant professor with the University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and a clinical psychologist with extensive experience working across the continuum of care with children, adolescents, and adults. She has been particularly interested in incorporating trauma treatment into care for psychosis and is a recognized expert in this field. Publications include the book Surviving, Existing, or Living. Phase-specific Therapy for Severe Psychosis from 2013.

Dolores Mosquera

Psychologist and psychotherapist. She is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP), a private institution where she has worked with EMDR for many years on cases related to severe traumatization. She has published many books and many articles on personality disorders, complex trauma and dissociation and is a recognized expert in this field.

Dr Filippo Varese

Clinical psychologist, University of Manchester. Research interests focus primarily on the psychological and cognitive underpinnings of psychotic experiences (in particular auditory verbal hallucinations) in non-clinical and clinical populations. He is particularly interested in studying the impact of adverse life experiences (e.g. childhood trauma) on severe mental difficulties (e.g. psychosis), and the psychological mechanisms that might account for these associations.

Prof. Dr. Andrew Moskowitz

Clinical psychologist, Touro College, Berlin. President of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD), and Associate Editor of the European Journal for Trauma and Dissociation (from 2017). He is the lead editor of the influential text, Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation: Emerging Perspectives on Severe Psychopathology (Wiley, 2008), the 2nd edition of which will be published in 2019.

Rachel (Rai) Waddingham

Rachel (Rai) Waddingham is an experienced international trainer who specializes in innovative ways of supporting people who struggle with extreme states (including ‘psychosis’, ‘dissociation’ and complex post-traumatic reactions). Rai has particular expertise in working with children, young people and people in prison who hear voices. Rai is a trustee of the English Hearing Voices Network, Chair of Intervoice and Vice Chair of ISPS UK. She is also a member of the ISPS International Executive Committee. Rai has personal experience of hearing voices, psychosis and hospitalization.

Bethany Brand

Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist practicing in Towson, Maryland. Regarded as an expert in trauma, she specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma related disorders including posttraumatic stress disorder and dissociative disorders.

Douglas Turkington

Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry at Newcastle University, UK. He is also a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy based at Philadelphia, USA. Recently published books include a manual describing how to include compassion based therapy, mindfulness and ACT within the cognitive model and a book on cultural aspects of CBT for psychosis.


Conference language in day 3 will be Norwegian, promoting national experts, focusing on clinical challenges across the fields of psychosis and dissociation.