Dear ISSTD community, New York Magazine recently published a cover story by Danielle Carr, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Society and Genetics at UCLA, on the career of trauma luminary Bessel van Der Kolk. The development of Van der Kolk’s theoretical and empirical contributions to trauma studies provides a lens through which Dr Carr […]
ISSTD Fellow Pens Book Chapter on Gratitude ISSTD Fellow Ericha Scott has recently published a book chapter on gratitude entitled Gratitude in Times of Despair: Paradoxes for Wholeness, in the upcoming Kate Butler edited book: Moments That Matter: Defining Moments That Shifted Everything. Ericha’s book chapter was developed from an article she wrote in the […]
The Membership Committee of ISSTD has been looking into ways of setting up a sponsorship program for membership. A few months ago, a working group was established with members Warwick Middleton, Rosita Cortizo, D. Michael Coy and Adithy, under the leadership of Abigail Percifield (Co-Chair, Membership Committee), to brainstorm ideas, create a sustainable structure, and […]
ISSTD is currently looking for instructors in the ISSTD’s Professional Training program (PTP Instructors). This program continues to rapidly grow and evolve, and we are looking for passionate professionals who have an interest in teaching and a comprehensive understanding of the field of complex trauma and dissociation to share their expertise! The Professional Training Program […]
Our world is filled with vibration. Everything on/in the planet resonates at some frequency, from the slowest and lowest (infrasound) to the highest frequencies (ultrasonic) which cannot be perceived by the human ear. Some frequencies that we humans cannot hear are still perceived by the human body. In her TED talk, ‘How to Truly Listen’, […]
Greetings from ISSTD’s Finance Committee! As with the previous year’s update, in addition to the typical highlights, I want to offer you a bit more insight into how the Finance Committee functions within the Society. You may not be aware, but, unlike most committees, which have formed over time because the ISSTD President and Board […]
Book Commentary: Psychoanalysis and Society’s Neglect of the Sexual Abuse of Children, Youth and Adults: Re-addressing Freud’s Original Theory of Sexual Abuse and Trauma.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this review are solely those of the author. In The Complete Letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess, I resurrect the letter, omitted in the first edition (of the letters), where Freud recognizes that his colleague will now never accept him. He seemingly, and fleetingly had the courage, which he […]