Dear ISSTD Community, 25 November marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The theme this year is “invest to prevent”. Our responses to child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault have clustered at the so-called “tertiary” end, focused on trying to heal survivors after the fact, and hold perpetrators to account. […]
Thank you all for participating in the ISSTD 2024 Board of Directors Elections! Below are our newly elected officers and Board Members, and their candidate statements. As we head into 2024 and beyond, we are looking forward to working with each elected officer. Thank you to everyone who put forward their candidacy and participated in […]
New book explores the psychology of human trafficking. The American Psychology Association has just published a comprehensive book on human trafficking: Psychological Perspectives on Human Trafficking:Theory, Research, Prevention, and Intervention. Edited by Laura Dryjanska, Elizabeth K. Hopper, and Hanni Stoklosaare this book explores human trafficking through various psychological frameworks, describes the various types of trafficking, […]
In 2023, ISSTD developed an ambitious Fundraising Plan aimed at raising funds for our General Fund as well as our four restricted funds through direct donations and fundraising events. Thank you to the generosity of ISSTD members, as well as non-members who donated in memory of several ISSTD members, we anticipate meeting or exceeding our […]
A Holiday Donation Appeal: Unlocking a Brighter Future Together: Your Year-End Gift to ISSTD Matters!
Dear ISSTD Members, As we approach the end of 2023, we find ourselves reflecting on the incredible year we’ve shared as a Society. Your commitment to helping us advance clinical, scientific, and societal understanding about the prevalence and consequences of chronic trauma and dissociation has been the key to our success this year. Thank you […]
I am the current Chairman of ISSTD’s Professional Training Program, to be followed in 2024 by Faige Flakser as Chair, with Jill Hosey stepping into the Chair-Elect position. The PTP represents a core educational function for ISSTD and is comprised of a sequence of courses, at levels moving from introductory to advanced, for the understanding […]
The idea for a local ROC for members from Australia and New Zealand was formed in late 2022 as we were preparing for the Melbourne Regional Conference. A small group formed at the conference, but at this stage, our ROC was really just a germ of an idea. Luckily Susie Luchetti, a psychologist from Sydney, […]