Month: June 2024

Letter From The President

ISSTD’s Finance Committee

If the input is less than the outflow, then the upkeep will be the downfall. ISSTD has many committees watching over and guiding all the moving parts that make up our society, with none more important than the Finance Committee. I joined the committee at a financial crisis point 10 years ago, just as Christine […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use – June 2024

Welcome to ISSTD’s New Members in June! Professional Members Ruth Pracy Laurie Edwards Mary Norman Melanie Colhoun Alicia Polk Jessica Fleser Alexis Cate Estee Pummel Antonio Andrade Nichole McCoy Craig Stapleton Abigail Vandivier Jan Ohm Professional Members Continued Lisa Ward Lisa Gilman Student Members Beverley Randall Abigail Dopico Emerging Professional Members Caitlin Foehse Lisa Syner […]

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Board Briefs

Board Briefs: June 2024

Greetings from the Board of Directors! We are thrilled to provide this edition of the Board Briefs column in ISSTD News, which provides our members with important updates from the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis. Member Sponsorship Program In May, the Board of Directors approved the first round of member sponsorship matches. ISSTD […]

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2025 Annual Conference

“Be creative! Be innovative! Be exciting!” Call for Proposals Now Open

It’s that time again, everyone! The Call for Proposals is now open through Thursday, August 15, 2024, for the 2025 ISSTD Annual Conference in beautiful, historic, downtown Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Our 2025 conference theme is “From Invisible to Visible: Research, Clinical, and Cultural Evolutions in the Field of Complex Trauma and Dissociation.” I’ve pondered on […]

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Special Interest Groups

EMDR Special Interest Group Update

The EMDR SIG (Special Interest Group) was founded to enhance the understanding and application of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy within an integrative treatment framework, especially when working with complex trauma, dissociation, and dissociative disorders. By tackling challenges together, offering mutual support, and contributing to the broader community, our SIG fosters a collaborative […]

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Regional Online Communities

Ontario Regional Online Community Update

The Ontario Regional Online Community (ROC) is now in its fourth year, having formed as the first ROC within ISSTD in 2020. Stretching across the large province of Ontario, Canada, we consistently connect 30+ members, seeking to increase the presence of ISSTD in Ontario in order to further dialogue, knowledge, research, and training on the […]

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Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee Update

The Scientific Committee serves as the executive committee of the scientific area of ISSTD – advising the Board and other committees on all matters of science, research, and further development of theory and clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of complex trauma and dissociative disorders. We are involved in all strategic endeavors and […]

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Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight

Become a Member Benefit Video Project Coordinator

This month’s Volunteer Position Spotlight shines on the opportunity to become a Member Benefit Video Project Coordinator! We are looking for someone to assist our staff in producing a video series tailored for new members. This series will serve as a guide to navigating ISSTD platforms and maximizing their membership perks. In this role, you […]

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Donate to ISSTD

Thank You to Those who Have Donated to ISSTD in 2024!

When you donate to ISSTD, you are actively supporting ISSTD’s mission and contributing towards furthering education and research within the field of trauma and dissociation. ISSTD has five different funds you can choose to support; the General Fund, the David Caul Fund, the Fridley Fund, the Research and Education Fund, and the Goodwin Educational Fund. […]

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Publications of Interest

Working with Ongoing Trauma or Risk

I was inspired by the recent McMaugh and colleagues (2024) article on working with continuing incestuous abuse to look for more research into best practice when working with survivors who are still being accessed by their perpetrators. Unfortunately, I found very little recent research in this area, which I suppose testifies to the bravery of […]

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