ISSTD News

Letter From The President

October 2020 – Revised ISSTD Membership Categories

Dear fellow ISSTD Members, The ISSTD Board recently approved some changes to the ISSTD membership categories. In addition to these changes, the Board has elected not to raise membership fees in 2021 as the COVID-19 situation continues. The most important of these is the implementation of a NEW Emeritus Membership category. The Emeritus category was […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

New Book Details Everything We Ever Wanted to Know about Trauma and Dissociation! ISSTD Board Member, Dr Valerie Sinason has written a new book: The Truth about Trauma and Dissociation: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know and Were Afraid to Ask, which is a little different to her previous books. Valerie explains: “This is my […]

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Committee Spotlight

ISSTD UN Committee

A goal of the UN Committee is to increase awareness at UN meetings that mental health is a key aspect of well-being and that we must educate about trauma-informed mental health care. ISSTD endorsed a statement put out by the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO): “COVID-19 Recovery: Building Back […]

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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: D Michael Coy

This month our volunteer spotlight is with Board Member and Treasurer, D. Michael Coy, MA, LICSW: What is your educational and professional background, and where in the world do you live? I live in Bremerton, Washington, USA. My queer identity, my mother’s death at age 44 (twenty years ago this year), my five-year stint as […]

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Trauma & Dissociation in the News

Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Review of See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse

Given October is Domestic Violence Awareness month in the US, we offer this book review by Jackie Burke, long term member of ISSTD, a psychologist in private practice in Sydney Australia, and Adjunct Fellow at Western Sydney University. Published last year, Jess Hill’s book, See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse […]

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Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight

Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight – October 2020

This month’s Volunteer Position Spotlight shines on the International Spotlight Coordinator with the ISSTD News!  International Spotlight is a regular quarterly feature which focuses on the trauma and dissociation field in a particular country around the world. This is an exciting chance to liaise with trauma and dissociation specialists from around the world. ISSTD News […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

ISSTD Member Launches New Embodied Antiracism Training ISSTD Member Francesca Maxime is offering a 5-week embodied antiracism online course through www.therapywisdom.com launching in October. This course is the brain-child of Francesca and has been a year in the making. Francesca says, “In my own personal journey as a Haitian-Dominican Italian-American multiethnic woman, it was my […]

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Students & Emerging Professionals

Emerging Professional Member Develops a Unique Form of Therapeutic Reading

ISSTD SEP member, Australian therapist, Lowen Clarke has developed a unique form of therapeutic reading based on bi-lateral eye movements. In this interview I get a chance to explore this with him. CC: It sounds like you have a very eclectic background. Can you tell us about your journey to becoming a trauma expert? LC: […]

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