Month: October 2023

Letter From The President

Mental Health: A Human Right

Dear ISSTD Community, World Mental Health Day was a few weeks ago now on October 10, and it aims to improve community awareness and reduce the stigma of living with mental illness. The theme of the day this year was that “Mental health is a universal human right”, recognising that mental health is a necessary […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

Free Sample Book Chapters Available Guilford Press and Routledge are offering a free chapter sampler which brings together book content on trauma and PTSD. This collection of sample chapters offers an introduction to principal academic texts on PTSD and the treatment of child, adolescent, and adult trauma. ISSTD Members are likely to find this a […]

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Annual Conference

2024 Annual Conference Registration Open Now!

Hello! The ISSTD Annual Conference Committee is excited to welcome you to the 41st Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), March 21-25, 2024! The theme of this conference is, “The Healing Power of Dignity in the Treatment and Research of Complex Trauma & Dissociation.” The conference will […]

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Organizational Updates

Updated ISSTD Organizational Membership Structure!

ISSTD is excited to share our new organizational membership structure! Organizational Membership in the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is open to treatment facilities, hospitals, multi-clinician practices, government organizations/agencies, and colleges/universities who specialize in the treatment of complex trauma and/or dissociation.This new structure will allow organizations to construct their membership to […]

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Creative Space

Poet’s Corner, October 2023

Nowheresville How can I regulate my extreme sense of alienation,witnessing unfiltered sobs of my mother’s demise,can we bridge our mutual privation? Overwhelmed, I barely flinched, my eyes drained drymy energy spent, of course, next day, I smiled ‘Hi’. I resumed my stylised plight breath after breath,sliding from shame to self-blame, crevices melded intorupturing nightmares, night […]

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Special Interest Groups

Creative Arts Therapy (CAT) Special Interest Group Update

It has been an honor to chair our Creative Art Therapies Special Interest Group these past two years with Elizabeth Davis as secretary.  The Creative Arts Special Interest Group was founded by art therapist Tally Tripp about six years ago, and as early members, we were excited to continue the vision. Creative therapies include the […]

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Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight

Volunteer to make a difference! ISSTD News looking for a little help

This month’s Volunteer Position Spotlight shines on an opportunity to become more involved with ISSTD News by coordinating the quarterly Publications of Interest column. Coordinator: Publications of Interest Publications of Interest is a quarterly feature, currently published in March, June, September and December. Each edition features a compilation of recent articles, often around a topic […]

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Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals – October 2023

As part of ISSTD’s 2021-2023 Strategic Plan, we want to support you to spread the knowledge of trauma and dissociation at other conferences! In order to facilitate this goal ISSTD will be periodically sharing information about open call for proposals for submissions at other conferences in the field. Below please find information about submissions that […]

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