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Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

Guest Editors of Contemporary Psychoanalysis explore concepts of human evil

ISSTD Fellows Elizabeth Howell, PhD and Shelly Itzkowitz, PhD are Guest Editors of the most recent edition of the journal Contemporary Psychoanalysis, V54 (1).

The journal explores the topic of human ‘evil’, particularly the role of psychopathy in the perpetration of evil, and how psychoanalysis has framed and responded to the concept of evil.

The volume opens with an article by Shelly and Elizabeth exploring the concepts of psychopathy and evil.

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Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

Leading Australian Complex Trauma Service Launches Paper on Trauma and Memory
As Australia’s ground-breaking Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse draws to a close, Australia continues to forge ahead with advocacy in the field of complex trauma.

Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Complex Trauma, the Blue Knot Foundation has launched a paper on the topic of memory and trauma. The paper, entitled The Truth of Memory and the Memory of Truth: Different Types of Memory and the Significance for Trauma is co-authored by ISSTD Members Dr Pam Stavropoulos and Dr Cathy Kezelman.

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Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

ISSTD Board Member Wins Award for Research into Organised Abuse

Dr Michael Salter, ISSTD Board member and current Chair of the ISSTD Ritual Abuse/Mind Control/Organised Abuse (RAMCOA) Special Interest Group, has been awarded the People’s Choice Award at the annual Research Impact Competition at Western Sydney University, Australia, in 2017. The annual Research Impact Competition is an initiative to celebrate research undertaken across the University.

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Trauma Sensitive Fiction for Teens

Kate McMaugh, ISSTD News Editor

ISSTD Member Na’ama Yehuda has recently published a new book for children: Apples in Applath. This is Na’ama’s fourth book and her third work of fiction.
Apples in Applath is geared to teens and young adults (it is generally appropriate for children over 12 years of age). It tells the story of 12 year old Marcus who lost his parents as a baby, his grandma at age nine and his freedom at ten.

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Kate McMaugh ISSTD News Editor

Volume 3 of Ellert Nijenhuis’s Trinity of Trauma Now Available

World renowned trauma expert and ISSTD member, Ellert Nijenhuis completes his epic three volume “Trinity of Trauma” with volume three: The Trinity of Trauma: Ignorance, Fragility, and Control, Part III: Enactive Trauma Therapy.

This recently released book provides the treatment focus to the trinity and is a must-read for any clinician interested in healing trauma.

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TOP DD Publishes Three Free Access Papers

The TOP DD team is pleased to announce that, in the current issue of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology, they have 3 publications based on the TOP DD study. These articles are:

Myrick, Webermann, Loewenstein, Lanius, Putnam and Brand (2017) Six-year follow-up of the treatment of patients with dissociative disorders study

• This paper shows improvements among the TOP DD patients 6 years after the start of the study.

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News You Can Use – September 2017

New Book by Philip Kinsler
Complex Psychological Trauma: The Centrality of Relationship

ISSTD Fellow and past President of ISSTD, Dr. Philip Kinsler has written a book which he describes as ‘forty years in the making’. This is a book which aims to take clinicians beyond the standard approaches for treating PTSD. As the title suggests, this book highlights the therapist-client relationship as the most significant dimension in healing. While this is increasingly being recognised in psychotherapeutic research and practice, Complex Psychological Trauma: The Centrality of Relationship goes beyond acknowledgement.

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Congratulations to Bethany Brand, PhD on Winning Major Award

Towson University professor, and ISSTD Fellow, Bethany Brand, Ph.D has been recognized with the highest level of research award granted by the University of Maryland System Board, the Regents Faculty Award for Research.

This award acknowledges Bethany’s important research contributions to the study of dissociative disorders and is a well-deserved recognition for Bethany and her team.

It was awarded for her work as the primary investigator on three major lines of study which have culminated in a very impressive 33 published research papers in the last three years:

The first of these is the well-known Treatment of Patients with Dissociative Disorders (TOP DD) study, which has provided important evidence to support the value of providing evidence-based, specialist treatment to clients with dissociative disorders.

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ISSTD News You Can Use – August 2017

JTD Special Edition to Become a Book

The third issue of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation (JTD) for 2017 represented the journal’s first Special Double Issue and it was titled, “The Abused and the Abuser: Perpetrator-Victim Dynamics”. The editorial grouping involved in assembling this grouping of papers was Prof Warwick Middleton, Dr Adah Sachs and Prof Martin Dorahy. The assistance of Prof Jennifer Freyd, Alec Smidt and their JTD team is gratefully acknowledged.

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ISSTD News You Can Use – July 2017

Have you heard the latest from ISSTD and its members?

Our next Virtual Book Club featuring four of the authors from the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation Special Issue kicked off on July 31st. There is still time to register to participate in this free, member-only benefit.
Our new clinical E-Journal, Frontiers in the Psychotherapy of Trauma & Dissociation, is set to launch in September. Be on the lookout for additional information in the coming days on the launch of this brand new member-only benefit!  » Read More

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