Month: November 2023

Letter From The President

Trauma and Dissociation: Treatment is Prevention

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. […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use – November, 2023

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, […]

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Committee Update

Professional Training Program (PTP) Update for 2023

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 […]

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Regional Online Communities

Australian and New Zealand ROC

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, […]

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