ISSTD News

Letter From The President

Our Grander Community

My Fellow ISSTD Travelers, As this is one of my final letters to the membership, I find myself reflecting upon this year. My first notion is gratitude. I have had the most wonderful year leading, in my humble opinion, one of the most genuine group of clinicians and researchers in the world. We seem to […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

New Book Explores the Concept of Evil ISSTD Fellows Sheldon Itzkowitz, Ph.D. & Elizabeth F. Howell, Ph.D  are Editors of a just-released book which explores psychopathy and the concept of human evil. The book entitled Psychoanalysts, Psychologists and Psychiatrists Discuss Psychopathy and Human Evil explores the psychology of psychopaths, and the personal, societal and cultural […]

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Board Briefs

Welcome ISSTD’s New Board Members for 2020!

ISSTD is thrilled to welcome our returning and incoming Board Members! President-Elect: Robert Slater, LCSW-R, MSWTreasurer: D Michael Coy, MA, LICSWDirector Member: Heather Hall, MD (elected for second term)Director Member: Shelly Itzkowitz, PhD ABPPDirector Member: Catherine Keech, LMFTDirector Member: Abigail PercifieldDirector Member: Eva Teirstein Young, MFA, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT We also want to thank Victor […]

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Regional Conferences

A Conference in Pictures

We caught up with friends Ceremony was important We were fortunate to learn more about complex trauma and dissociation, from a fantastic array of speakers Social events were very important Although some people hogged the back seat of the bus! And we practiced some new skills. . . like learning to tolerate the cold And […]

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Regional Conferences

ISSTD Awards Presented at the Australia-New Zealand Regional Conference

The ISSTD Bi-National Regional Conference held in Ōtautahi/Christchurch, New Zealand, from 22-24 November hosted a fun-filled conference dinner, with a more serious side: conferring awards to those who have made a significant contribution to the field of trauma and dissociation. While these awards were part of ISSTD’s Annual Awards process, some participants were unable to […]

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Membership

Obituary for Dr Susie Farrelly

Dr Susie Farrelly, a gifted psychiatrist, innovative thinker, and lover of life, died of metastatic breast cancer on November 1st in Auckland, New Zealand. At a time in the 1990s when little emphasis was  placed on the importance of trauma in the aetiology of major mental illness in Auckland and elsewhere, Dr Farrelly championed the […]

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Regional Conferences

Christchurch Conference a Huge Success

For Australian and New Zealand therapists, and many other international visitors, this has been a big month with the ISSTD bi-annual Australia-New Zealand conference being held in Ōtautahi/Christchurch from 22-24 November, a culmination of two years of planning. For many of us, this conference was not just professionally educational, but also personally moving. While the […]

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Special Interest Groups

TAY/Emerging Adult SIG

The TAY/ Emerging Adult SIG is a special interest group for members of ISSTD who are interested in the treatment of complex trauma in Transitional Age Youth (TAY), generally defined as clients between 18 to 24 years old. This group has specific developmental needs, as brains are still developing and they are working to understand […]

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Letter From The President

A True Milestone For the ISSTD

As I write this note, I am currently attending the European Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation’s biannual conference in Rome. I am finding this conference from our sister society to be full of interesting information, different perspectives, and new ideas. If you have never attended one of these conferences, I would highly […]

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News You Can Use

New Complex Trauma Clinical Guidelines Launched

Blue Knot Foundation, Australia’s National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma has launched new clinical guidelines for the treatment of complex trauma. Written by ISSTD members, Dr Cathy Kezelman AM and Pam Stavropoulos PhD, these clinical guidelines update the original ground-breaking and internationally acclaimed clinical guidelines, which were published in 2012. The original guidelines were […]

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