Monthly Archives: February 2017

2017 Annual Conference

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Announcing a one-day virtual attendance option of three premiere trauma-informed trainings to be held during the 2017 ISSTD Annual Conference. Join us live from your locale in a full day of presentations via a user-friendly digital platform.

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Members Clinical Corner

Members’ Clinical Corner (MCC): From the New Editor

Pam Stavropoulos, PhD

I am delighted to introduce myself as the new editor of MCC. I take over this position from Andreas Laddis, who now edits the new Clinical E-journal. I am a Sydney-based psychotherapist who specialises in complex trauma. I am also Head of Research at Blue Knot Foundation, the premier advocacy organisation for adult survivors of childhood trauma in Australia. A member of the Advisory Board of the ISSTD Scientific Committee, I have co-authored several publications with members of this committee and wrote an Expert Commentary for MCC on an article by Vedat Sar and Erdinc Ozturk in 2014.

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Regional Conferences

Standard Registration Now Open for the Belmont Hospital/Cannan Institute Bi-National Conference – Brisbane, Australia

Belmont Hospital/Cannan Institute Bi-National Conference, in collaboration with the ISSTD: 18th-19th March 2017, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank, Brisbane

Following on from the successful ISSTD Bi-National Australian/New Zealand Regional Conference held in November 2015 which attracted 386 attendees, registrations remain open for “Twenty Years On: Engaging with Complex Trauma: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities”, 18-19th March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. This conference which celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the Trauma and Dissociation Unit, Belmont Hospital, is convened by the Trauma and Dissociation Unit – Belmont Hospital and the Cannan Institute, in full collaboration with the ISSTD.

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Partner News

ISTSS 33rd Annual Meeting Abstract Submissions are Open!

Submissions Accepted: February 7 – March 21, 2017

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Trauma and Complexity: From Self to Cells, , will be held November 9-11, 2017, at the Palmer House Hilton, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

You can find the Abstract Submission Guidelines and Sample Abstract Guidelines on the ISTSS website:

You can submit your abstract at:

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Welcome to Our New Members

Sarah Anticich
Nadine Baker
Rayna Bertolucci
Gayitri Bhatt
Mandy Bostwick
Lana Brown
Gillian Clissold
Jolanda Cook
Marc Cottrell
Susan Couch
Tamika Curry
Marissa Curtis
Paula Eagle
Debbie Fillion
Mirisse Foroughe
Ilene Gaffin
Vittoria Grant
Christina Hall
Hollie Hannan
Lynn Hazard
Michelle Kamla
Debra L. Kaplan
Kaia Kastepõld-Tõrs
Sarabeth Kossove
Kristina Leonard
Barbara Lewison
Kathia Lopez Murdock
Valerie Macri-Lind
Adelle Madison
Cassandra McLaren
Anne Menaheny
Mary Moore-Farrell
Lenore Newell
Terri Pargot
Joan Petty
Jasmine Porter
Barbara Robertson LCPAT
Juanita Ross
Janelle Salah
Adriano Schimmenti
David Seagull
Laurel Searcy
Hadi Stambouliah
Joann Stern
Dorothy Stringer
Kim Swanson
Laura Zavala-Membreno
Amelie Zonato

Sara-Kate Astrove
Richard Felicetti
Rachel Friedman
Irini Gouzos
Terrence Judd
Carman Klassen
Michael Quinones
Susie Schafer
Shay Selden
Stergios Skatharoudis
Peitao Zhu

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Trauma & Dissociation in the News

Statement From ISSTD Regarding Executive Order banning foreign travel from select countries

The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) is a global community of mental health practitioners, researchers and teachers whose members are spread throughout the world and have diverse social, cultural and religious perspectives and backgrounds. The ISSTD has grave concerns about the recent Executive Order in the United States banning immigration from select countries.

The ISSTD seeks to advance clinical, scientific, and societal understanding about the prevalence and consequences of chronic trauma and dissociation.

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