Month: December 2018

Letter From The President

A Holiday Message from ISSTD

Greetings ISSTD Members, 2018 has been an eventful year. Outstanding steps were taken towards meeting our Mission: “To advance clinical, scientific, and societal understanding about the prevalence and consequences of chronic trauma and dissociation.” I would like to share some of them with you and to acknowledge all the hard work done by our volunteers. […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

ISSTD Fellow Inspires a New Book Exploring her Influence ISSTD Fellow Valerie Sinason, PhD, is a world-renowned pioneer in the field of therapy for those with disabilities. Editor Alan Corbett has produced a book in tribute to her influence on this emerging and important field. The book Intellectual Disability and Psychotherapy: The Theories, Practice and […]

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Board Briefs

Introduction to the 2019 Board of Directors

Hello ISSTD Members, I would like to take this time to introduce myself and all of our new 2019 Board Members. Before I introduce your new leadership, I would like to send my heartfelt gratitude to the Board Members who have completed their service commitments to the ISSTD. Dr. Paula Thompson served on the board […]

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Donate to ISSTD

Consider a Gift to ISSTD this Holiday Season

The ISSTD exists to better understand those with dissociative disorders and complex trauma and it naturally has an interest in all forms of psychological trauma. It provides guidelines, training, accessible literature, and ongoing professional development for those who work, and do research in our field. Our Society endeavours to make membership of our field career […]

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Spreading the Word

The Trauma and Mental Health Report

Welcome back. This month I’m delighted to interview Dr. Robert T. Muller, PhD. Dr. Muller trained at Harvard, was on faculty at the University of Massachusetts, and is currently at York University in Toronto. He is a Fellow of the ISSTD for his work on trauma treatment, and his bestseller, Trauma & the Avoidant Client […]

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Trauma & Dissociation in the News

And more on the Wildfires

Just as we reflect on how the Wildfires have come so close to some ISSTD members, and effected the very therapists who are usually there to support others in their trauma, some feel-good news surfaces. ISSTD Member Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW was contacted by a childhood friend, who is a Social Worker in California, who […]

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Publications of Interest

Animal Assisted Therapy for Trauma

This quarter we are taking a look at the recent information regarding animal-assisted therapy. You may have read Michelle M. Yarberry’s article in ISSTD News’s Kid’s Korner July 2018: Squeaks, nuzzles, tail wags, woofs, and whinnies: An experiential glimpse into animal/equine-assisted psychotherapy/play therapy. Our trauma and dissociative clients have many unique challenges that often include […]

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