Monthly Archives: May 2018

Letter From The President

Coming of Age in an Age of Interesting Times

Kevin Connors, MS, MFT

Greetings friends & colleagues,
There is a saying of dubious origins: “May you live in interesting times”.

I fear that this is more relevant today than at any other time in the past half-century. Without stirring the political pot, I am mindful that we confront numerous challenges to our fundamental human dignity. Groups attack each other with disregard to facts. Ad hominem attacks and mockery have replaced civil discourse.

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Clinical E-Journal

JTD and Frontiers Table of Contents (May 2018)

Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

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Table of Contents
Volume 19, Issue 1
Volume 19, Issue 2
Volume 19, Issue 3
Volume 19, Issue 4
Volume 18, Issue 5

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News You Can Use

New Colin Ross Book on DID Treatment

Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

The latest book from ISSTD Fellow and Past President, Colin Ross, MD, offers therapists practical and accessible strategies and techniques for the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder: Techniques and Strategies for Stabilization is written in a similar practical and ‘how-to’ vein as one of his earlier books Trauma Model Therapy. A Treatment Approach for Trauma, Dissociation, and Complex Comorbidity (co-authored with Naomi Halpern).

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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 regional and annual conference program planning, to continue to provide a wide array of learning opportunities. It may seem far off, but planning has been underway for the 2019 Annual Conference, in New York.

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Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

Two Important Opportunities for Publication in the JTD!

Trauma, Advocacy, and Social Movements
A Special Issue of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

Special Issue Guest Editors: Joan Cook, Alec Smidt, and Alexis Adams-Clark
Deadline for Submissions: December 1st, 2018

The list of major societal ills is long — racism, poverty, gender discrimination, homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crimes, human rights violations, homophobia, to name a few. As trauma specialists, we know that profound oppression, marginalization, discrimination, and disenfranchisement underlie, contribute to, and complicate a person’s recovery from trauma, violence, and abuse.

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ISSTD Looking to Establish Three New SIGs

ISSTD Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide ISSTD members with information and support targeted to specific areas within the trauma and dissociation field. Developed by members, for members, they are open to all ISSTD Members who share that interest. Members of our current SIGs report finding these forums a valuable source of education, information and collegiate support.

ISSTD is pleased to announce that several members have put forward exciting proposals for future SIGs.

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Creative Space

Seeking Works on Self Care and Expressive Arts

Creative Space is a new place for members to express their creative selves and share some of their work. For our next feature we are seeking submissions from therapists who use the expressive arts as a way of self care. Whether you write poetry, paint, draw, sculpt, collage, take photos or use any other creative form of self expression, we would like to hear from you. I encourage you to share your process with our community to help all of us pay attention to ourselves in creative ways.

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Committee Spotlight

Member Engagement Committee

Logan Larson, LPC, Member Engagement Committee Co-Chair

The ISSTD would not have been born, nor would it survive, without its member-volunteers! Currently co-chaired by Logan Larson and Lisa Danylchuk, what used to be known as the Volunteer Committee has recently been “rebranded”. Now, known as the Member Engagement Committee, the group is dedicated to helping members find their place within the ISSTD. Although in the past this committee has been a committee of one or two, restructuring has allowed us to grow and ensure that those who want to be more engaged are able to do so.

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Regional Conferences

New Regional Conference in Hobart, Australia Planned for September 2018!

In a first for both ISSTD and Australia, an exciting regional conference on Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder (CTSD) will be held in Hobart, Tasmania in September 2018.

This regional conference will be in workshop format and will be presented by ISSTD members and complex trauma experts, Dr. Joan Haliburn and Dr. Jan Ewing. Delivered over one and half days on 14-15 September, 2018, this conference will deliver cutting-edge professional development in a unique setting, the delightful island-state of Tasmania, located off the south coast of mainland Australia.

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Focus on ISSTD History

Obituary for Giovanni Liotti (27.3.45 – 9.4.18)

Benedetto Farina, MD, PhD, and Adriano Schimmenti, PhD, DClinPsy

Giovanni Liotti, who sadly passed away in April 2018, was one of the fathers of cognitive psychotherapy in Italy, founder and past president of the Italian Society of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy and prominent scholar of traumatic dissociation. Gianni (to friends and colleagues) used to describe himself as a “pied noire” because he was born in Tripoli (Libya) in 1945 and lived there until he was sixteen.

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