Monthly Archives: June 2017

Letter From The President

Growth and Integration in ISSTD: A Society on the Move

Martin Dorahy, PhD

Dear ISSTD Colleagues,

The Board of the ISSTD continues to work with members of the Society to solidify the strategic and functional elements of the ISSTD to provide different learning opportunities for members and a strong foundation for our ongoing growth. Most recently, our educational offerings have included a regional conference in Alaska, for which Kimber Olson and her hard-working organizational team deserve much thanks, and a webinar featuring past ISSTD president Richard Chefetz, who is one of the ‘giants’ in the field of trauma and dissociation.

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Welcome New ISSTD Members – June

Juan Barbachano
Patricia Jean Bastani
Jodi L. Bills-Guitron
Maybelle Filler
Esther Goldstein
Micki Halloran
Lisa Hanson
Rhonda Hughes
Jane A. Hull
Marianne Kennedy
Aryeh Levenson
Gary Loomis
Deborah Miller-Froh
Teresa Moorhead
Judith Cohen Oshinsky
Janice Peters
Helen Rathore
Eugenia Reuter
Suzanne Rutti
Satyendra Satyanarayana
Janice H. Schultz
Deby L. Williamson

Geri Buthman
Joanna Filidor
Kristen Henshaw
Catherine Horvath
Erin McLaughlin
Tammy Tsosie
Erin McLaughlin
Carolyn B. Woodworth

Sue A.

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Donate to ISSTD

Thank You to Our 2017 Donors – Consider a Gift to ISSTD

The ISSTD exists to better understand those with dissociative disorders and complex trauma and it naturally has an interest in all forms of psychological trauma. It provides guidelines, training, accessible literature, and ongoing professional development for those who work, and do research in our field. Our Society endeavours to make membership of our field career enhancing and as professionally safe as possible. Our office bearers are volunteers and they do many things from writing the Treatment Guidelines for DID, organising regional seminars, writing this Newsletter, through to putting together the components of our Professional Training Program (PTP) or convening great conferences incorporating cutting edge speakers and a vibrant social program.

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Regional Conferences

Anchorage Regional Conference Recap

The ISSTD Alaska Component Group hosted Renee Marks and Jim Knipe at our first annual Regional Conference, June 12-17 in Anchorage, Alaska. Despite unforeseen delays in our ability to market the event and issues related to the venue, the conference went smoothly and was a success. Special thanks to our supporters, Alaska Women’s Health Services, Changing Tides LLC, Studio One Pilates, Alaska Pacific University and North Star Behavioral Health. We would like to recognize Sarah Mills, Maria Ballard, Jessica Mixon, Alex Lorian, Logan Larson, and Kimber Olson for their efforts in advertising, organizing and volunteering throughout the event.

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News You Can Use

ISSTD News You Can Use – June

Have you heard the latest from ISSTD and its members?

Our Professional Training Program is growing! We currently have nine courses slated to start in September/October, many of which are in our new teleseminar format which allows participants to join a live class from their home or office using our teleconferencing platform, Zoom. Check out our Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming courses!
ISSTD has recently updated our membership categories and introduced the new Emerging Professional membership.  » Read More

Regional Conferences

Looking for Trauma-Informed Training? Check Out our Upcoming Regional Conferences!

Conference Presenters: A. Steven Frankel, Peter Maves and Julia Schwab
Date: September 8, 2017
Location: Doubletree by Hilton Denver – Westminster
REGISTER NOW!   |   Conference Website


Syracuse Regional Conference
Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Genesee Grand Hotel
Registration Opens in mid July

Baltimore Regional Conference
The Art and Science of Psychotherapy with Complex Traumatized Dissociative Patients
Conference Presenters: Richard Loewenstein, Bethany Brand, Richard Chefetz, Kathy Steele, and Ruth Lanius
Date: October 21, 2017
Location: Sheppard Pratt Health System, Towson, MD
Registration Opens mid July
Benefiting the TOP DD Study

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2018 Annual Conference

ISSTD Annual Conference 2018 – Call for Proposals Opens 1 August 2017

Ken Benau, ISSTD Conference Committee Member

ISSTD’s 35th Annual International Conference
Bridges to the Future:
The Impact of Trauma & Dissociation on Human Dignity—Local & Global Perspectives
March 22 – March 26, 2018
The Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL

The International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation is pleased to announce our Call for Proposals for our 2018 Conference will open on 1 August 2017 and run through 15 September 2017.

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UN Task Force

Task Force Members Visit the United Nations

UN Task Force

As a result of the dedicated efforts of the ISSTD UN Task Force members, the ISSTD has achieved consultative status with the United Nations.  After many preparations and much anticipation, our first representative visited the United Nations New York City office in May! Lisa Danylchuk, who has worked on the task force for the past two years, was honored and excited to represent us on this visit and to begin to develop our consultative relationship with the UN.

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