Month: April 2023

Letter From The President

President’s Letter

Dear ISSTD community, It was a great pleasure to connect with so many of you at the annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky. While most of us have become accustomed to increasingly technology-mediated lives, with so many professional activities pivoting online during the pandemic, the chance to come together as a professional society and community is […]

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Organizational Updates

A Statement From the ISSTD Board Addressing a Recent Board Change and Claims on Social Media

Over the last month, a number of inaccurate claims about the ISSTD have been aired on social media that have caused distress and confusion, particularly amongst people and communities with lived experience of dissociation and trauma. These claims relate to a recent change to the ISSTD Board, specifically the removal of Katie Keech. The aim […]

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News You Can Use

ISSTD Member wins Award for Therapeutic Community Based Art Program

ISSTD Member Noula Diamantopoulos has been named Silver Award winner of the 2023 Women Changing the World Awards – People’s Choice for Health & Wellbeing The Women Changing the World Awards are international awards which celebrate and recognize women achieving outstanding success in a wide variety of fields including sustainability, humanitarian work, leadership, advocacy, education, […]

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2023 Annual Conference

My First (But Not My Last) In-person ISSTD Conference

Like many of you in this post(?)-COVID era, I have been slowly and selectively venturing into public spaces. As a socially awkward introvert, I admittedly welcomed the pandemic shutdown with relief. Sweatpants and slippers became my work outfit. Though previously resisting the idea of conducting sessions with clients via videoconference, I muddled my way through […]

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Annual Awards

2023 ISSTD Annual Awards – Congratulations!

The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) recently held its annual awards ceremony at the Annual Conference in Louisville, KY. While not all of the recipients were able to attend in person, the virtual stream made it possible for people to watch from the comfort of their homes as they were […]

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Spreading the Word

Primary Prevention: Promising Partnerships Change Systems – The Hello Baby Model

Michael Salter and Heather Hall’s article, “Reducing Shame, Promoting Dignity: A Model for The Prevention of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” (Salter & Hall, 2022) was such a refreshing reminder for me about the important role of primary prevention for the promotion of child and family health and well-being.  So much important work focuses on […]

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Donate to ISSTD

Introducing: The Mosaic Society

Donations to the ISSTD General Fund are crucial to ISSTD. The General Fund is designed to provide funding to expand ISSTD programming including training and education, research and member benefits. In recent years, money raised from the general fund has been used to introduce new technology platforms, grow online training offerings, expand student and emerging […]

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Spreading the Word

New! Child and Adolescent Facts Sheets

With April being Child Abuse Prevention Month in the USA, ISSTD has taken this opportunity to launch new updated Child and Adolescent Facts Sheets. These have been developed over the last year by a special working group of the Child and Adolescent SIG. These Facts Sheets will provide accessible and up to date information to […]

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Special Interest Groups

Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group Update

With April being Child Abuse Prevention Month and the ISSTD’s Child and Youth Month, what better time than to provide an update on the ISSTD’s Child & Adolescent Special Interest Group (C&A SIG)!  With growth in membership over the last year, the C&A SIG is currently 46 members strong, all who bring a wealth of […]

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