Ask the Experts - Elizabeth Howell & Sheldon Itzkowitz

November 2, 2024

ISSTD is thrilled to launch our second Ask the Experts Series - Benefitting the Fridley Fund. Participate in a series of six 90 minute Ask the Expert virtual meet-up discussions with legends in the field of trauma and dissociation. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the experts in advance as well as ask questions live during each meet-up. This series is exclusively available to ISSTD Members. Discounted pricing is available for students and emerging professionals!

This series of sessions will not be recorded and is limited to 20 participants for each series. When registering for the AM or PM series, you will have access to all the sessions in that series automatically. Sessions that are not full, will open for individual session registration at $30 a session, and will open the Monday prior to the individual session. 

When registering, you are selecting either the AM series of dates and times, or the PM series of dates and times. We are unable to allow substitutions of switching the AM with PM series. All funds collected for this series will benefit the Fridley Fund which defrays the cost of one training activity offered through ISSTD for students who would otherwise be unable to obtain appropriate instruction in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation.

These sessions are for general conversation, not patient specific consultation. Please prepare general questions for the experts, and if you are seeking patient consultation time, you will need to seek that out on an individual basis. 

Please note that registration for the Ask The Experts series is in ISSTD's new Online Learning Center. If you have not yet created an account on this site you will need to do so before you complete your registration. Your ISSTD Membership account will not work for the login. Please create your account using the email address you have on file with ISSTD. If you are an ISSTD member it may take up to 48 business hours for your membership status to be updated in order to provide the correct fees. If you do not see your membership status updated within 48 hours please email for assistance.  

Session #6 Experts: Elizabeth Howell and Sheldon Itzkowitz
November 2, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM US Eastern Time 

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11/02/2024 - 10:00am EDT
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Sheldon Itzkowitz, PhD
Dr. Shelly Itzkowitz is an adjunct clinical associate professor of psychology and clinical consultant at the NYU Postdoctoral Program, Guest Faculty, the Eating Disorders, Compulsions, and Addictions Program, the William
Alanson White Institute. He is on the teaching and supervisory faculty of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, and the Trauma Studies Program of the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, he is an honorary member of the William Alanson White Society, a Fellow and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD). Dr. Itzkowitz has presented his work on dissociation and dissociative identity disorder both nationally and internationally. He, and Elizabeth Howell are co-editors of their recently published book, “Psychoanalysts, Psychologists and Psychiatrists Discuss Psychopathy & Human Evil.” They have also co-edited, “The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working with Trauma” which received the 2016 Media Award-Written by ISSTD and was nominated for the 2017 Gradiva Award. And his chapter, “The Interpersonal-Relational Field, Countertrauma, and Counterresilience: The Impact of Treating Trauma and Dissociation.” Appears in Richard Gartner’s edited volume, Trauma and Countertrauma, Resilience and Counterresilience: Insights from Psychoanalysts and Trauma Experts. Dr. Itzkowitz is in full time private practice in Manhattan working with both individuals and couples and provides clinical consultation individually and in groups.

Elizabeth F Howell, PhD
Dr. Elizabeth Howell is on the faculty of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; faculty and supervisor for the Trauma Program, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, past Co-Director and Faculty, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Professional Training Program on Dissociative Disorders, and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. In addition to over thirty-five professional articles on the topics of trauma and dissociation, her books include: Trauma and Dissociation Informed Psychotherapy: Relational Healing and the Therapeutic Connection; The Dissociative Mind; Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Relational Approach; The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working with Trauma, (Howell & Itzkowitz), Psychoanalysts, Psychologists & Psychiatrists Discuss Psychopathy and Human Evil (Itzkowitz & Howell), and Women and Mental Health, (Howell & Bayes). Dr. Howell is the recipient, from ISSTD, of the Cornelia Wilber Award for outstanding clinical contributions in the field of dissociative disorders, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

She is the recipient, with Dr. Sheldon Itzkowitz of the Author’s Recognition Award from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), and a Gradiva Award nominee for The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis. She has lectured nationally and internationally. She is in private practice in New York City, where she works with clients, does consultations, and runs consultation and study groups.

Continuing Education (CE) is not available for this series.


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  • ISSTD defines a student as those enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree or certification in the mental health field and who have an interest in trauma and dissociation. 
  • ISSTD defines an emerging professional as mental health professionals who have completed an advanced degree and are in the first three years of their career (or first three years after graduation for researchers).
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Cancellations requests can be made until one week before the first session and are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds are provided for no shows. Substitution for attendees are accepted at anytime, and attendees are welcome to facilitate the transfer of their registration to an individual of their choice, or if there is a waitlist for this series, ISSTD will assist with attempting to find a substitute.  Please contact for any of the above.