Month: February 2018

Letter From The President

Updates & Opportunities

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 […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

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 […]

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Board Briefs

The Latest News From Your Board

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. Conferences The Board has been overseeing our growing conference program and planning well-ahead for […]

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2018 Annual Conference

Conference Pro Tips: Insider Hacks

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 […]

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Community Spotlight

Virtual Book Club

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 […]

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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.

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 […]

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International Spotlight

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

(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 […]

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