ISSTD News

Letter From The President

Are We Engaging Minds or Empowering Lives? Join the 2021 Annual Conference and Do Both!

This year the ISSTD Annual Conference’s theme is Intergenerational Trauma and Dissociation, and expectedly it covers a more comprehensive trauma and dissociation phase of life continuum. The conference is going to be held virtually and it will take place over 4 days, from April 9-12. Our conference features more than 40 conference sessions so we enthusiastically […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

New Book Seeks to understand suicide more deeply ISSTD Member, Sandy Krippner is co author of a new book which seeks to explore and understand suicide more deeply. With suicide often considered a taboo topic in Western culture, this book aims to break this down with an honest and nonjudgmental examination of the nature of […]

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Creative Space

Poetry: Celebrating Shared Humanity

Fun Fact: March 20 is World Poetry Day. (Yes, I didn’t know this either, until I became Editor of ISSTD News.) United Nations started world poetry day in 1999 to celebrate the shared linguistic traditions of all cultures. They write: “Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, […]

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Creative Space

Welcome to ISSTD’s new Poet’s Corner Group

Given that it is World Poetry Day on 21 March, it seems an appropriate time to write about an exciting new venture. A group of ISSTD Members has recently decided to form a group for people interested in writing, reading and listening to poetry. The genesis for this group began some months ago. The International […]

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Volunteer Spotlight

Prof Warwick Middleton, MD

The Volunteer Spotlight for the March quarter focuses on well-known ISSTD Member, Dr Warwick Middleton. Warwick has been a generous volunteer in ISSTD over many years and in a variety of roles. He has been a Board Member and Past President of ISSTD. He is currently Co-chair of the Membership Committee. He is also an […]

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Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight

Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight: Caul Award Sub-Committee

This month’s Volunteer Position Spotlight shines on the opportunity to join the David Caul Graduate Research Fund Sub-Committee! This is an incredible opportunity to support graduate students fund and develop research on complex trauma and dissociation and requires minimal commitment on the part of the volunteer. The ISSTD’s David Caul Graduate Research Fund is a […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

New Book by System Speak Host Explores Emma’s Diagnosis and Life with DID ISSTD Member, Emily Christensen, PhD, also known as Emma Sunshaw, host of the well-known podcast System Speak (Apple Podcasts) has written a new book, based on her experience of living with DID. If Tears were Prayers: A life with Dissociative Identity Disorder […]

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