ISSTD News

Month: October 2021

Letter From The President

Groupthink: Inevitable Barrier of Clinical Authenticity, Creativity, and Curiosity

What does Groupthink have to do with Domestic Violence, trauma bonding-trance, coercive control, or October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month?        October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, reminds us of the hidden aspects of this crime, historically supported by public indifference, social misinformation, and the attractive and applauded, yet often detrimental Groupthink perspective. And while being agreeable generates […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

New book explores why shame matters This month sees the launch of an exciting new book exploring a topic our clients often bring to therapy: shame. The book “Shame Matters, Attachment and Relational Perspectives for Psychotherapists”, is edited by Orit Badouk Epstein, (Routledge, 2021). Produced by the Bowlby Centre in the UK, this monograph is […]

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Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight

Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight: Wikipedia Page Updates

This month’s Volunteer Position Spotlight shines on the opportunity to joining the Communications and Marketing Committee to focus on ISSTD Wikipedia Page Updates! The ISSTD’s Communications and Marketing Committee serves a role in promoting the ISSTD as the foremost place to learn about and study the phenomenology, diagnosis, and treatment of complex trauma and dissociation.  […]

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Committee Spotlight

UN Committee

The ISSTD Committee to the UN continues our macro level advocacy for mental health through active participation in United Nations meetings, which are currently being held virtually. We have recently submitted our quadrennial report to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) detailing our activities over the last four years.  While the United Nations is […]

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Trauma & Dissociation in the News

An Interview with Andie Clift, an Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA)

I recently completed a rigorous training to become a mentor to people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. The mentoring programme is an innovative listening service implemented by a charity called First Light who provide support to people across three counties in the Southwest of England namely Cornwall, Devon and Wiltshire. As a person […]

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