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Colin Ross MD – Interview Conducted by Ken Benau and Warwick Middleton, MD

Edited by Warwick Middleton and Kate McMaugh

Dr Colin Ross MD, served as President of ISSTD (which was then known as ISSMP&D), during one of the most turbulent periods of ISSTD history. Colin became President Elect in 1992, served as President in 1993 and Immediate Past President in 1994. The False Memory Syndrome Foundation was formed in 1992.

WM: How did you become involved in the dissociative disorders field?

CR: I was doing my psychiatry rotation as a third year medical student in 1979 when I was assigned to do an admission history on a woman I ended up diagnosing as having MPD.

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An Interview with Richard Kluft, MD

An Interview with Richard Kluft MD, 
13th December 2017
Selected Excerpts
Warwick Middleton MD, Past-President, ISSTD

WM: Is there anything, when you look back at your formative childhood years…that predisposed you to end up with the career path that you took?

RPK: I have asked myself that only every day. (Laughs) You know I was never pushed to go into medicine, but I experienced the kind of pressure that children of doctors know all too well.

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Obituary for Giovanni Liotti (27.3.45 – 9.4.18)

Benedetto Farina, MD, PhD, and Adriano Schimmenti, PhD, DClinPsy

Giovanni Liotti, who sadly passed away in April 2018, was one of the fathers of cognitive psychotherapy in Italy, founder and past president of the Italian Society of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy and prominent scholar of traumatic dissociation. Gianni (to friends and colleagues) used to describe himself as a “pied noire” because he was born in Tripoli (Libya) in 1945 and lived there until he was sixteen.

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Reminiscence from the UK: 30 years on

Dr Jeanie McIntee, Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist & Psychotherapist
CTC Psychological Services, Chester UK

ISSTD in the UK: A History
My interest in Trauma and Dissociation began more than 33 years ago. Like most people I did not seek it out. I had a client whom I knew was quite complex and I had engaged a very experienced supervisor because of this. One night, in supervision, he suggested my client may have Multiple Personality Disorder (now more aptly called Dissociative Identity Disorder).

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