Monthly Archives: August 2018

Letter From The President

Roll Up Your Sleeves! Time to Make a Difference in ISSTD

Kevin Connors, MS, MFT

Greetings Friends and Colleagues,

August is winding down and as we enter a new season, new starts and exciting changes are happening in our Society. Now is the time we start the ISSTD election process. If you have ever thought of having a voice in the direction of our Society and in the field of trauma and dissociation, now is your time.

Our first step is to identify a cohort of potential candidates.

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News



ISSTD and SoWH Joint Webinar – 8 October 2018
ISSTD is partnering with Section on Women’s Health – American Physical Therapy Association (SoWH) for a webinar this October: Trauma, Abuse and Pelvic Health. ISSTD’s President-elect, Christine Forner, will join with Lauren Collins, a physical therapist and trained sexual assault survivor advocate, as well as other panelists yet to be announced. This free webinar will centralize around trauma, abuse, and how physical therapists can navigate the challenges inherent in dealing with this population.

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Clinical E-Journal

JTD and Frontiers Table of Contents (August 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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ISSTD is on the Move!

Mary Pat Hanlin, ISSTD Executive Director

October will be an exciting month for ISSTD as two major changes occur: the introduction of our new community platform, ISSTDWorld, and the move of the ISSTD office to Washington, DC.

Launch of ISSTDWorld
The launch of ISSTDWorld, powered by Higher Logic, is one key component of the overall website update currently underway and scheduled to be completed in early 2019. The new platform, which will be launched on Monday, October 8, 2018, will allow ISSTD members from around the globe to connect with each other more easily via groups called communities or directly with other ISSTD members.

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Board Briefs

The Latest News From Your Board

Willa Wertheimer, PsyD

Hello Fellow Members,

Another season has come to ISSTD, after a very successful celebration of our 35th anniversary. Your Board has been very busy as there is much on the move, with new developments in resources and training for our members.

This year is proving to be a busy year for regional conferences. In June ISSTD, in conjunction with CTC Psychological Services, held a very successful conference in Chester, England.

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Spreading the Word

The Trauma Therapist Project

Shelley Hua

Hello and welcome to this brand new section of ISSTD News. Here we hope to showcase the best of our members in ‘spreading the word’ about our mission to alleviate the impact of trauma and dissociation, and in bringing this important work to the fore.

Putting my hand up for the recent call-out for a ‘spreading the word’ coordinator, I knew there’s excellence and wisdom within this organisation of ours that deserves visibility.

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Committee Spotlight

Finance Committee

D. Michael Coy, MA, LICSW, Chair, Finance Committee

Greetings from ISSTD’s Finance Committee! What a year it’s been thus far—and it’s only August. Thankfully, mid-year is a relatively quiet time of the year for finance in ISSTD, and so maybe the best time to offer an update on goings on.

Looking backward to the start of 2018, there were big changes afoot: long-time Treasurer Christine Forner shifted into the role of President-Elect, leaving an open spot for a new Treasurer.

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Special Interest Groups

Working with TAY (Transitional Aged Youth) aka Emerging Adults

Catherine Keech, LMFT

After a recent promotional article in ISSTD News, I am really excited to announce that ISSTD is in the process of launching a Special Interest Group for members conducting therapy, research or training around the subject of Transitional Aged Youth (TAY). It is also a group that promotes discussion for those curious to learn more about this population and their specific needs.

The term TAY may not be familiar to all members.

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2019 Annual Conference

Introducing our Exciting Plenary Speakers

Abigail Percifield

Throughout its history New York City has been home to a diverse array of cultures and people, making it an ideal spot for ISSTD’s 2019 World Congress on Complex Trauma. The conference will take place on March 28 – April 1 and will feature Gabor Maté, MD, Stephen Porges, PhD and Allan Schore, PhD as plenary speakers.

Dr Gabor Mate
Dr. Gabor Maté is a renowned speaker and author, who co-founded Compassion for Addiction, a non-profit organization focused on addiction.

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Regional Conferences

Regional Conference Offers Holistic Approach to Treating Trauma

Join ISSTD for “Treating the Dissociative System: Healing Body, Mind and Culture in the Wake of Complex Trauma” a regional conference in San Francisco, CA on October 20, 2018!

Located in the new Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, this one day conference features excellent presentations from Lisa Danylchuk, Lynette Danylchuk, Christine Forner, julie graham, A. Steven Frankel, and Ericha Scott.

The day will kick off with “How Dissociative Patients Found Me and Taught Me What I Needed to Know,” a joint presentation in which Lynette Danylchuk and Steve Frankel will discuss how they stumbled into the world of dissociation and offer tools and approaches they have found helpful in working with this population.

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