Monthly Archives: January 2017

Letter From The President

January 2017 President’s Letter

Martin Dorahy, ISSTD President

Dear ISSTD colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to not only our first newsletter of 2017, but our first newsletter in a blog format. It shows the ongoing developments within ISSTD as we work to provide up-to-date information on multiple social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter), through annual and regional conferences along with webinars, and through different publication outlets, including this newsletter blog, our official scientific journal, the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, and our soon-to-be published clinical E-Journal, Frontiers in the Psychotherapy of Trauma & Dissociation.

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2017 Annual Conference

Early Bird Registration Ends Soon: Don’t Miss the Discount – Register Today!

The New Year is upon us and January has nearly run its course. With the end of January comes the end of early bird registration for the 2017 ISSTD Annual International Conference on Trauma and Dissociation. This year’s conference centers around the theme: The Ripple Effect: Trauma and Dissociation in the Mainstream.  January 31st is the last day to register at the lowest rates. Register now and save before the early bird deadline.

This year’s conference runs from Sunday, April 1 – Monday, April 3 with two days of pre-conference workshops on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, April 31. 

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Trauma & Dissociation in the News

ISSTD Statement on the Movie “Split”

Last weekend marked the debut of M Night Shyamalan’s new thriller “Split”, about a deranged individual with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) who abducts and terrorizes three young women. With respect to Mr. Shyamalan’s ability to write and direct truly frightening movies, depicting individuals with this, or any other mental disorder, does a disservice to his artistic ability and to the over 20% of the population who, at some time or another, struggle with some form of mental illness.

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