Month: December 2021

Letter From The President

A Message from our ‘Presidential Team’

30 Accomplishments We Want to Celebrate Together + Upcoming Highlights What a productive year 2021 has been. It started with the implementation of many strategic goals, new activities, and has continued to evolve successfully with sustained growth in the areas of international membership and finance.   Your Presidents, Past, Present and Elect, would like to wish […]

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Donate to ISSTD

Thank You to ISSTD’s 2021 Donors!

By donating to ISSTD, you help the Society continue to grow. If you approve of what your Society has been trying to do to advance our field and to provide a safe and supportive professional home for colleagues who work with those who are the victims of severe long term trauma, and if your circumstances permit, […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

Welcome ISSTD’s New Members in December! Professional MembersTaryn BrandtAruna ChakravortySarah ChippsJulia CoyleAnne GillTammie GrantWendy HubenthalSara KlinzmanRachel KohlJustin LairdJennifer Lorinsky-SimpsonKarol Kelly TeetorCara LuceyKsenia Meshcheryakovatony tshivulukidi mfumu-nsukaNicole MommsenAdrienne PaulsonLee PicciutoJem PowellMrs. Harini PrasadRobert SeilerTiffany Abbott St. PhillipBeth SteinbergKierstin TateSelamawit TesfayeThomas ThompsonLydia TurnerTigist Waltenigus Student MembersJessica BoffRita Juanita MarmolejoBethany McKinney Emerging Professional MembersChacy Agnelloashley jean conzelRebecca GorinMarika JoubertManto […]

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Volunteer Spotlight

Thanking Our Volunteers of 2021

Dear ISSTD Members, We, as members of the ISSTD, operate in a world that is filled with the knowledge that infant and childhood torture is a fairly common experience. Our days are filled with the most horrific stories and from the most symptomatic human beings. Often, we do this in isolation; and this includes emotional, […]

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In Memoriam

Honoring Members Lost in 2021

While 2021 brought myriad challenges individually and organizationally it also saw the loss of some incredible contributors to the field and to ISSTD. Below we honor these individuals as contributed by ISSTD Members. Gary Peterson, MD 1945-2021 After a prolonged illness, Dr. Gary Peterson lost the battle with idiopathic pulmonary disease on September 9, 2021 […]

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ISSTD Webinar Committee

The ISSTD Webinar Committee, since inception has been very ably chaired by Marilyn Korzekwa. As of the beginning of 2022 she has passed the baton to Sara Rourke and Warwick Middleton, who will act as co-chairs going forward. Kelly Rich, from our ISSTD Headquarters staff is the point person for matters involving the Webinar program. […]

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Virtual Book Club

Virtual Book Club in 2022

The VBC is transitioning recently as one of our moderators, Joan Haliburn MD, is retiring, and we welcome Nicole Black to our team. We are also endeavoring to plan our discussions as much as we can before the beginning of each calendar year so that all of you can plan ahead as well. Each year […]

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Publications of Interest

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Treatment of PTSD

The topic of December 2021’s publications of interests is MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD. A common initial response to the testing of MDMA use in psychotherapy was one of skepticism – understandable in the historical context of LSD misuse and abuse by researchers in the 1960’s. However, recent phase III clinical trials with […]

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