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ISSTD-UN Taskforce

Karen Hopenwasser, MD, ISSTD Representative to the UN

The ISSTD UN Taskforce consists of:

Lynette S. Danylchuk, PhD Chair
Karen Hopenwasser, MD
Vivien Pender, MD
Christa Kruger, MD
Lisa Danylchuk, MFT
Victor Welzant, PsyD

Together we work to develop our collaborative relationship with the UN.

In mid 2017, the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) granted ISSTD special consultative status. This enables us to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat programs, and with Member States and the United Nations system at large.

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Committee Spotlight

Member Engagement Committee

Logan Larson, LPC, Member Engagement Committee Co-Chair

The ISSTD would not have been born, nor would it survive, without its member-volunteers! Currently co-chaired by Logan Larson and Lisa Danylchuk, what used to be known as the Volunteer Committee has recently been “rebranded”. Now, known as the Member Engagement Committee, the group is dedicated to helping members find their place within the ISSTD. Although in the past this committee has been a committee of one or two, restructuring has allowed us to grow and ensure that those who want to be more engaged are able to do so.

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Committee Spotlight

Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group

Na’ama Yehuda, C&A SIG Chair

The Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group (C&A SIG) was formed several years ago by a group of ISSTD members who work with children and adolescents. The C&A SIG grew since its conception, and currently includes over 60 members who work with traumatized and dissociative children and adolescents all around the world. An email list-serve dedicated to the C&A SIG allows group members to share resources and referrals, ask clinical questions, and brainstorm about the field.

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Committee Spotlight

Child and Adolescent Committee

Na’ama Yehuda, C&A Committee Co-Chair

The ISSTD Child & Adolescent Committee, which is currently chaired by Fran Waters and Na’ama Yehuda, began as a taskforce led by Fran Waters and Joy Silberg, and became a committee as the awareness of the importance and relevance of childhood dissociation to the field became evident. Committee members hail from four continents and membership countries include: Argentina, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the UK and the US.

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Committee Spotlight

ISSTD Scientific Committee

Vedat Sar, MD, Committee Chair

The ISSTD Scientific Committee was formed in 2012. The larger ISSTD Scientific Advisory Board was also formed to support the Scientific Committee during that same year. By way of some history – a precursor of this Committee was the former Internationalization Committee. Several members of this Committee joined the Scientific Committee or the Advisory Board. Some of them have subsequently been elected to the ISSTD Board. Hence, the efforts of these people and the Scientific Committee have served the long term ISSTD goal of becoming a truly international/global organization.

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Committee Spotlight

Virtual Book Club

Rick Hohfeler, PsyD, Joan Haliburn, MD, and Garrett Deckel, MD, PhD

Our Origins
Some years ago our past president Lynette Danylchuk envisioned an online space where ISSTD members of all levels of experience could join prominent authors in our field for discussion of cutting-edge, clinically relevant literature. The idea was brought to life in 2014 with the formation of the Virtual Book Club.

What We Do
As it was then, it still remains our mission to bring you a lively discussion of the latest and best publications relevant to clinical work in the trauma and dissociation field.

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Committee Spotlight

A New Website for ISSTD? Website Committee Update

D Michael Coy, ISSTD Webmaster and Treasurer

A year on from taking on responsibility for guiding the ongoing development of ISSTD’s website, and at ISSTD News editor Kate McMaugh’s invitation, I’d like to share with you where the website has been, where it is now, and where it’s going.

When I volunteered to become ‘Website Committee Chair’, I already had in my back pocket some hard-earned experience with websites—both my own, in different iterations over the years, and others’.

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Exciting New Webinar Training from ISSTD

Marilyn Korzekwa, Chair, Webinar Committee

As you may be aware ISSTD offers a range of webinars throughout the year, enabling people from all over the world to access cutting edge training in the skills necessary to work with complex trauma and dissociative disorders. These webinars provide an easy and affordable way to stay up to date. In addition, ISSTD members, students and emerging professionals get a discount on multi-session Webinars.

For the first time, in 2018 ISSTD is offering an ISSTD Webinar Pass for the whole year, enabling members to access all the webinars for one set price.

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Committee Spotlight

Professional Training Program

Su Baker, MEd

Professional Training Program Leadership Reflects on its Past and Paints an Exciting Picture for Future Training in ISSTD
Back in 2000, our Society’s then president, John Curtis, MD, initiated the “Education 2000” project, in an effort to broaden the education mandate of the ISSTD (then the ISSD). Elizabeth Bowman, MD generously donated her curriculum for training psychiatric residents in Dissociative Disorders. This curriculum became the basis for the first course of the newly minted DDPTP (Dissociative Disorders Psychotherapy Training Program), designed by Richard Chefetz, MD.

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Spotlight on the Marketing Committee

Peter Maves, Marketing Committee Chair

The ISSTD Marketing Committee has a dual purpose – to promote ISSTD both ‘outwards’ and ‘inwards’.

By promoting ‘outwards’ it has a mission to promote ISSTD as the premier place to learn about the phenomenology, diagnosis and treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation, and finding ways to increase ISSTD membership and income streams.

It also aims to ‘promote inwards’ by keeping members informed of events and the opportunities available through ISSTD (conferences, webinars, regional seminars, PTP’s, the Book Club/ISSTD World)

The Committee is chaired by Peter Maves and members include: Jade Barclay, Michael Coy, Victoria Donahue, Mary-Anne Kate, Gary Peterson, Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe, with assistance from Bob Slater , Mary Pat Hanlin and Bethany Bjur.

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