Monthly Archives: January 2019

Letter From The President

Welcome to 2019: Thoughts for the Next Decade

Christine Forner, BA, BSW, MSW

Hello ISSTD Members,

I welcome everyone to our first newsletter of 2019. I cannot convey enough how honoured I am to be leading this amazing organization into the next decade. This will be my ninth year as a board member. I have been able to watch this society go through some tough times, witness some growing pains and reach a place of pleasant stability.

I often reflect on what got me and us here.

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

ISSTD Member authors two new Chapters on Trauma and Addiction

ISSTD Member Ericha Scott, PhD, has just published two book chapters in the integrative medicine text: Integrative Addiction and Recovery, edited by Shahla Modir and George Munoz.

Ericha, who has previously had her creative works published in ISSTD News Creative Space, writes – as lead author – one chapter entitled Three Dynamic Healing Modalities for the Treatment of Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders: Aromatherapy, Equine Therapy and Creative Arts Therapies.

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Clinical E-Journal

JTD & Frontiers Table of Contents (January 2019)

Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

Check out the entire library online of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation – your member benefit – now!

Table of Contents
Volume 20, Issue 1
Volume 19, Issue 2
Volume 19, Issue 3
Volume 19, Issue 4
Volume 19, 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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2019 Annual Conference

2019 Annual Conference – Social Events

The ISSTD 36th Annual International Conference is coming up soon! Take a look at all of the exciting social events available for conference attendees to network and recharge from all of the incredible training opportunities.

Friday, 29 March 2019

New Attendee Orientation
Join ISSTD luminaries and board members for a quick debrief on how to make the most of your first ISSTD Conference! Been to a conference before? Feel free to join us to connect with new attendees and learn about what’s new at the conference this year!

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Special Interest Groups

Introducing our brand-new Vicarious Trauma SIG

Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

Vicarious Trauma, the therapists’ traumatic stress reaction when hearing their clients’ trauma stories was described in professional literature by McCann and Pearlman during the 1990’s. However, we have long used a range of words to describe this reaction, including secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and even plain old “burn out”.

Whatever we call it, most of us have been touched by it at some stage of our therapeutic career.

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Creative Space

Creative Space

Noula Diamantopoulos, Curator

The Arts chose me at the age of 37 when she compelled me to leave a career as an international tax advisor. I was completing my second degree, this one in law, when the calling came and I dropped out with 1 year to go and started a career in the arts. I still don’t understand it, but here I am 23 years later, art making, creator of many different types of workshops, therapist, coach, author and at the beginning of a new chapter in my life once more.

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Committee Spotlight

Website Committee

D Michael Coy, MA, LICSW, ISSTD Treasurer and Webmaster

We’re making great progress on the new website. What a project it has been! Hot off the presses, here are some updates:

ISSTDWorld has been up and running since October 2018, and, even with the learning curve, it has really taken off. It offers opportunities for creating community within ISSTD that previously were beyond our grasp, as well as a brand new, public-facing Therapist and Treatment Facility Finder.  » Read More

Regional Conferences

Introducing our Plenary Speakers for the ISSTD Regional Conference: Christchurch (Otautahi), New Zealand

Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

This year ISSTD is pleased to offer an exciting regional conference in one of the most beautiful locations in theworld, the South Island of New Zealand.

This is a bi-national regional conference co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia. To be held from November 22nd-24th, 2019, this will be ISSTD’s first ever conference in New Zealand. Both New Zealand and Australia are at the forefront of some exciting developments in the research and treatment of complex trauma and dissociative disorders, as well as being highly active within ISSTD itself.

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