ISSTD is in the midst of some major changes, as many have noticed with the launch of ISSTDWorld, the new online community for ISSTD members. These changes are designed to benefit our membership in new and exciting ways by increasing training opportunities, improving technology and the resources it provides, and better representing the mission of the Society to the public.
As many of you know, ISSTD is celebrating it’s 35th Anniversary in 2018. To help commemorate 35 years of expertise in the field of trauma and dissociation, and to support a successful future, we are working to raise $35,000 by December 31, 2018.
The proceeds from the 35 for the 35th Campaign will focus on three major projects:
- Updating the ISSTD website to create a place for both the public and mental health professionals to find valuable resources on complex trauma and dissociation, as well as a virtual environment that can foster closer connections amongst our members. (Click here for more details on this project)
- Expanding our virtual training offerings, including half-day and full-day webinars and teleseminar-format Professional Training Program (PTP) courses. These courses allow participants from anywhere in the world to engage in training with leaders in the field from the comfort of their own home or office.
- Expanding engagement opportunities and content for our student and emerging professional members.
As of October 31, 2018, we are only a little more than halfway towards our goal. If we are to meet our target and improve member benefits we really need everyone’s involvement. Donations support all of us in delivering the best services possible and, ultimately, help us help our clients.
As the holiday season approaches we encourage all of you to think about giving a small gift, a gift that will keep giving for years to come! If each member gave just $12 before December 31, we would meet our target.
Come on everybody, let’s rally around and give this gift to ourselves and our clients. We are worth it!
There are two ways to donate to the campaign, with a one time gift or a recurring donation. For more information or to make a donation, visit the 35 for the 35th page of the ISSTD Website.
Finally, we must not forget another major achievement. In 2017, ISSTD launched its Clinical E-Journal, Frontiers in the Psychotherapy of Trauma and Dissociation. Since its launch, the e-journal has become a valued member benefit and offers a new outlet for the latest in clinical perspectives on the field. This publication would not have been possible if not for the generous donations of members and the tireless work of the volunteers who edit and produce the articles. To donate to Frontiers visit this page.
Thank you for your continued support of ISSTD.
For any questions about donating to ISSTD, please contact ISSTD Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org.