Monthly Archives: May 2019

Letter From The President

International Day of Living together in Peace

Christine Forner, President

May 16th was the International Day of Living Together in Peace and I thought this would be a timely topic to reflect on. I do not think that commenting on the state of the world is off limits for trauma researchers and therapists. I would actually reach out and make the statement that it is, in part, our responsibility to assist in researching the effects of not living together in peace, spreading the information that we have learned, and use this knowledge and wisdom to effect policy.

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

Trauma Informed Couple Therapy Manual Published

The book includes an evidence-based framework which emphasizes the importance of containing conflict and helps clients to build emotional regulation and mentalizing skills. The framework is an invaluable asset to all clinicians working with traumatised couples who may not be able to benefit from traditional forms of couple therapy due to challenges which limit their capacity to engage in relationships and couple therapy.

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Clinical E-Journal

JTD & Frontiers Table of Contents (May 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 20, Issue 2
Volume 20, 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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Board Briefs

The Latest News From Your Board

Willa Wertheimer, PsyD

What a wonderful start to the year! This January, we welcomed new Board Members Rosita Cortizo, Tally Trip, Valerie Sinason, and returning members Christa Kruger and Lynnette Danylchuk. Our diverse perspective and skills has truly contributed to a great team.

Our Annual Conference in New York was a spectacular success and was the most well-attended conference for many years. We enjoyed amazing plenary speakers as well as the shared expertise of our colleagues.

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Focus on ISSTD History

An Interview with Frank Putnam, Part I

An Interview between Warwick Middleton, MD and Frank Putnam, MD 

Part One: The Early Years: Child Abuse Research, Dissociation and the Formation of the Society

WM: Let me start Frank by asking how you became involved in this area of dissociative disorders, complex trauma and the long-term outcome of child sexual abuse?

FP: I did my psychiatry residency at Yale University from 1976-79. That was before PTSD was officially a disorder.

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Focus on ISSTD History

An Interview with Frank Putnam, Part II

An Interview between Warwick Middleton, MD and Frank Putnam, MD 

Part Two: Reflections on The Society, Research and the Future

WM: What is your perspective of the early years of the Society? You are a particularly notable contributor here because, not long after the Society formed, you took a stand on the issue of recovered memories, particularly as they pertain to alleged satanic ritual abuse … warning people not to go beyond the verifiable data in making generalised statements.

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Creative Space

The Art of Collaboration

Noula Diamantopoulos

Oh, how I love when two become something new, something that did not exist in the one or the other.

That’s how it felt this time for me when I read Na’ma’s poem The Critic and immediately one of my sculptures from an exhibition called Breathing Space stepped forward and said, ‘You called on me Breathing Space, the preparatory void and I emerge as an idea not yet engaged with my surroundings, eyes open but unreceptive, my arrival was born of breath and breath alone’.

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Committee Spotlight

Member Engagement Committee

Lisa Danylchuk

The Member Engagement Committee serves the membership by connecting new members, and those interested in becoming more involved, with Committee Chairs who are seeking assistance. We seek to match the talents of our membership with the needs of leadership, to help move the organization and its members forward together.

ISSTD is an organization hugely dependent on the involvement and assistance of its membership. Without our volunteers – which include our entire Board, our Presidents, all our Committee Chairs and all our Committee Members – ISSTD would not function the way it does now.

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