Monthly Archives: February 2018

Letter From The President

Updates & Opportunities

Kevin Connors, MS, MFT

Greetings ISSTD

We’re closing in on the final arrangements for our 35th Annual International Conference; Bridges to the Future scheduled for March 22nd through the 26th. I remember, as a kid, hearing television announcers remark that guests of Chicago based shows were staying at the historic Palmer House Hotel. I am so excited that we will be using that storied and beautiful hotel as the venue for this year’s conference.

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

Leading Australian Complex Trauma Service Launches Paper on Trauma and Memory
As Australia’s ground-breaking Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse draws to a close, Australia continues to forge ahead with advocacy in the field of complex trauma.

Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Complex Trauma, the Blue Knot Foundation has launched a paper on the topic of memory and trauma. The paper, entitled The Truth of Memory and the Memory of Truth: Different Types of Memory and the Significance for Trauma is co-authored by ISSTD Members Dr Pam Stavropoulos and Dr Cathy Kezelman.

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Regional Conferences

International Conference on Developmental Trauma & Dissociation 2018!

ISSTD is pleased to join with CTC Psychological Services for a special conference in the UK at the luxurious Grosvenor Hotel and Spa in the heart of the beautiful and historic city of Chester!

The conference will take place June 23-24, 2018, from 9:00AM – 4:30PM.

2018 sees both the 30th anniversary of CTC Psychological Services and the 35th anniversary of the ISSTD. To celebrate, we are presenting a two-day conference featuring four incredible keynote speakers: Richard Chefetz, Martin Dorahy, Ruth Lanius, and Joyanna Silberg.

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Board Briefs

The Latest News From Your Board

Willa Wertheimer, PsyD

The ISSTD Board is a busy group of members who meet every month for 90 minutes, to oversee the activities of the Society and drive many projects to help our Society grow and develop. Here are some of the newest developments.

The Board has been overseeing our growing conference program and planning well-ahead for a busy schedule. This year there will be regional conferences in New York City, Hobart, Australia, and Chester, United Kingdom.

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2018 Annual Conference

Conference Pro Tips: Insider Hacks

Kevin Connors, MS, MFT

Greetings Gentle Reader,

In this article, the members of the Conference Committee thought we would share with you some tips and “insider information” that might enhance your time attending our conference.

Come early and locate the workshop rooms in the hotel. Orient yourself.

Go over the conference program and note the workshops that appeal to you.

If you have questions about workshops, visit the Society Lounge and talk to the people who are there – they are ISSTD members, Committee Chairs, and Board members who are there to help you.

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Committee Spotlight

Virtual Book Club

Rick Hohfeler, PsyD, Joan Haliburn, MD, and Garrett Deckel, MD, PhD

Our Origins
Some years ago our past president Lynette Danylchuk envisioned an online space where ISSTD members of all levels of experience could join prominent authors in our field for discussion of cutting-edge, clinically relevant literature. The idea was brought to life in 2014 with the formation of the Virtual Book Club.

What We Do
As it was then, it still remains our mission to bring you a lively discussion of the latest and best publications relevant to clinical work in the trauma and dissociation field.

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Members Clinical Corner

Commentary on Lisa Butler PhD & Oxana Palesh PhD, `Spellbound: Dissociation in the Movies’, JTD, Vol.5 (2) 2004, pp.61-88.

Pam Stavropoulos, Editor, Member’s Clinical Corner

Dear Fellow ISSTD Members,

For this edition of MCC I have taken the liberty, as MCC editor, of contributing a commentary myself. This is largely because despite a few invitations from both myself and ISSTD News Editor Kate McMaugh, few readers have volunteered to contribute a short commentary on a paper of their choice from any past issue of JTD or the new clinical e-journal, “Frontiers”.

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International Spotlight

The Trauma and Dissociation Field in the UK: Reflections on the Last 3 Decades

Sue Richardson, Attachment-based Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist, UK

(An earlier edition of this article was published in ESTD News, 2016. We thank ESTD for permission to publish this updated version.)

Introduction: Background history
In 1989 I found myself professionally isolated twice over. Firstly, as a result of being at the centre of the 1987 Cleveland child abuse crisis, in which the medical diagnosis of sexual abuse in 127 children led to a major public inquiry (Richardson and Bacon, 1991).

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Clinical E-Journal

JTD and Frontiers Table of Contents (February 2018)

Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

Check out the entire library online of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation – your member benefit – now!

Table of Contents

Volume 19, Issue 2
Volume 19, Issue 1
Volume 18, Issue 3
Volume 18, Issue 4
Volume 18, Issue 5

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To set up a quick and each way to get a ‘new content alerts’ for JTD, go to the JTD page at Taylor & Francis and click the ‘Alert me’ button under the graphic of the JTD.

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