Letter From The President

Dissociation and the Courts

While I would not characterize myself as a forensic psychologist, I find myself testifying several times a year as an expert witness. I work almost exclusively with Public Defenders (PD’s) because they are hard-pressed to find anyone who will work for the lower rate of pay they are saddled with, and I like to be […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use – April 2024

Welcome to ISSTD’s New Members in April! Professional MembersCarrie AtikuneMahlie JewellCamille Arth BoccioDayna SharpAnn MillerKalie WolfingerErin FalconerJennifer BakalarMichael BoinoSally MaslanskyElizabeth GreenLaurie NewcombZachary ShifflettSarah SheaCelia GrandNatalie HaleMichelle Vaughn Professional Members ContinuedSummer BentonMegan PorterBrandie StevensonCaroline DrummondEmily JohansenStephen White Student MembersKymberly Lasser-ChereBen BulmashLili HuriogluMiceàl Wilson Emerging Professional MembersJulia ChandlerJanae McClure Do you have news ISSTD members can use? […]

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Special Interest Groups

Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group Update

With April being Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States and the ISSTD’s Child and Youth Month, what better time than to provide an update on the ISSTD’s Child & Adolescent Special Interest Group (C&A SIG)! The C&A SIG is currently 44 members strong, all who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience about […]

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Volunteer Spotlight

Interview with Patti van Eys

This month’s volunteer spotlight shines on Dr. Patti van Eys. Dr. van Eys is a clinical psychologist in Nashville, Tennessee. As a clinician, consultant and educator, her work serves people whose early lives were complicated by factors that challenged their developmental trajectories. Tell us about yourself.I am a clinical psychologist, licensed for 34 years with […]

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News You Can Use

Jennifer J. Freyd Wins American Psychological Foundation 2024 Gold Medal Award for Impact in Psychology

The American Psychological Foundation of the American Psychological Association granted Dr. Jennifer J. Freyd the 2024 Gold Medal Award for Impact in Psychology, which recognises psychologists whose work is impactful, innovative, and transformational. Read full article here. Professor Emerit Jennifer J. Freyd is a globally recognised and award-winning psychology researcher and educator whose innovative theories […]

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Kid's Korner

Child-Focused Clinicians Work with Trauma Across the Lifespan

When left untreated, traumatized children may become traumatized adults, who become traumatized parents caring for traumatized children. Traumatized children are the foundation (but not the cause!) of intergenerational trauma. So, where do we break this cycle?  Anywhere.  Working with traumatized children often means working with whoever walks the child through the door: parents, grandparents, other […]

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Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight

Express Your Interest in Volunteering With ISSTD!

This month’s Volunteer Position Spotlight shines on the incredible opportunity to become an ISSTD volunteer! Looking to volunteer but none of the open positions capture your eye? Or perhaps the positions listed don’t include what you are interested in. ISSTD is always looking for new volunteers, and welcomes new volunteer applications to keep in mind […]

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Research Recruitment

Invitation to Participate: Research on Trauma Training

My name is Ruby Hamer, and I am a PhD student at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Mackelprang. Our study, “Barriers and Facilitators in Accessing Trauma Training Among Psychiatrists and Psychologists”, aims to explore clinicians’ trauma-related training experiences, preferences, and needs. Participants are invited to complete a 10-minute online […]

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