Monthly Archives: March 2017

Volunteer Spotlight

Sign Up Today to be an ISSTD Volunteer

Logan Larson, LPC
ISSTD Volunteer Committee

The ISSTD is only as strong as its members and volunteers! We are rolling out a member interest questionnaire, and calling for volunteers! There are opportunities for students, researchers, clinicians and other professionals to get involved and contribute to our community. Members of the ISSTD have established several committees that are dedicated to creating awareness of complex trauma and dissociation, educating professionals, and growing the organization so it can continue to benefit members and the people they serve.

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Letter From The President

Growing from Connection

Martin Dorahy, PhD

A key action point on the ISSTDā€™s current strategic plan is collaboration with other organizations that have similar interests, goals and agendas as us, or who complement the work we do. This allows ISSTD to share its expertise with other Societies, gain from what other Societies can teach us, and it increases our visibility internationally. The impact of chronic relational trauma is well known to members of ISSTD but has not fully pervaded mental health systems around the world.

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ISSTD-ESTD Taskforce

Joining forces: The ISSTD-ESTD Taskforce on mainstreaming dissociation in the scientific literature

Martin J. Dorahy, Ph.D., President ISSTD and Andrew Moskowitz, Ph.D., President ESTD

A core mission of both the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) is the promotion of scientific knowledge about dissociation and dissociative disorders in professional circles and to the public. While there are many professionals who are members of both Societies, or who attend both conferences, the two organisations have operated a bit like somewhat estranged siblings; coming from the same family but having moved in slightly different directions, and perhaps were a little awkward and uncertain of how to deal with the other.

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