Monthly Archives: March 2018

Letter From The President

A Call to Action: April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Kevin Connors, MS, MFT

In the United States, April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.

This an opportunity to make our colleagues more aware of the extent and impact the child abuse has in the etiology of many emotional and mental health problems that our clients face.

Many of us are aware of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES). While the initial study conducted by Drs. Anda and Feletti was a mere 17,000 participants strong, the study has been replicated and is now in the hands of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and has been endorsed and supported by many other organizations.

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

Guest Editors of Contemporary Psychoanalysis explore concepts of human evil

ISSTD Fellows Elizabeth Howell, PhD and Shelly Itzkowitz, PhD are Guest Editors of the most recent edition of the journal Contemporary Psychoanalysis, V54 (1).

The journal explores the topic of human ‘evil’, particularly the role of psychopathy in the perpetration of evil, and how psychoanalysis has framed and responded to the concept of evil.

The volume opens with an article by Shelly and Elizabeth exploring the concepts of psychopathy and evil.

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Clinical E-Journal

JTD and Frontiers Table of Contents (March 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 1
Volume 19, Issue 2
Volume 19, Issue 3
Volume 19, Issue 4
Volume 18, Issue 5

Are you interested in auto publication alerts?
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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2018 Annual Conference

2018 Annual Conference Recap and 2019 Annual Conference Announcements

The ISSTD 35th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL was a fantastic weekend of learning, connecting, and celebrating with colleagues. Take a look below for some photos of the 2018 Conference and important information about the 2019 Conference!


Join ISSTD in NY, NY for our 36th Annual Conference in 2019!

Plenary Speakers
Dr. Gabor Mate

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Caul Awards

David Caul Research Grant – Application Period Opening Soon!

~ Advanced notice ~

The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation ( is pleased to provide advanced notice of the David Caul Graduate Research Grant. This grant is designed to support research that is primarily concerned with dissociation or closely related topics. Graduate students (in a Masters, PsyD, or PhD program) and undergraduate honors students are eligible to apply for grants up to $1500.

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Publications of Interest

Publications of Interest


My name is Lynn M. Hazard and I am the new POI Editor for ISSTD. As an emerging trauma professional I am keenly aware of the need for current research and publication information to help us all provide the best care possible for our clients.

I am a private-practice clinical social worker in Alabama, USA. My trauma-based professional experiences began in 2003 while working with females between 5-22 years of age at a private family-based residential facility.

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Volunteer Spotlight

Spotlight on Volunteer: Logan Larson

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I never wanted to be a therapist… Growing up I had my eyes and heart set on being a medical doctor. As the daughter of an OB/GYN, becoming an MD was a self-imposed expectation. After four years of undergraduate work and no degree, I decided I needed to find my fastest way out of college… A Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Although I continued to study for the MCATs I began working at Providence Adolescent Residential Treatment Program (PARTP).

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2018 Annual Conference

Congratulations to the 2018 ISSTD Annual Award Winners!

Those of us who work in the trauma and dissociation field are a prolific, creative and hard-working lot. In the last year, many articles, books and book chapters have been written about complex trauma and dissociation. Research has been creative, inquisitive and critical. Clinical practice and training has expanded, and some of us have expressed ourselves through the creative arts. Others have worked hard behind the scenes to help ISSTD operate efficiently, and to grow in new areas.

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