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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 help […]

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EMDR Therapy Training Committee

The EMDR Therapy Training Committee is charged with maintaining/updating ISSTD’s EMDR Therapy Training course, as well as developing new, advanced material. It is also responsible for developing, presenting, and/or coordinating periodic webinars and conference workshops on the specialized use of EMDR therapy with persons with complex trauma and dissociative symptoms. For those not yet familiar […]

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Virtual and Regional Conference Committee

Happy May ISSTDWorld! Thank you for stopping by to read about what the Virtual and Regional Conference Committee (VRCC) has been up to in its first year! The goal of the VRCC committee is to support the continued growth of ISSTD’s regional and virtual trainings.  As a group, this committee includes both ISSTD staff and […]

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Communications & Marketing Committee Update

The Communications and Marketing Committee aims to promote ISSTD activities and services, both internally and externally. It also has a role in promoting issues relating to complex trauma and dissociation in the wider community, targeting health professionals, other relevant professionals, and the general public. This includes improving the awareness of complex trauma and dissociation in […]

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Online Community (ROC)

ISSTD Welcomes another Regional Online Community! The Mid-Atlantic ROC was formed in September 2021 with the intention of developing a clinically supportive community in conjunction with educational programming for clinicians who work with complex trauma and dissociative identity presentations in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. When first proposed to the ISSTD and due to members’ expressed interest, the executive committee […]

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Vicarious Trauma and Self Care SIG

During 2021 our SIG has held several successful bimonthly support group meetings. A series of them were on the parallel processes that therapists and care givers have been going through during the pandemic with their clients. We were able to support each other as well as jointly partaking in fun and relaxing self-care practices lead […]

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Professional Training Program Update

The Professional Training Program (PTP), chaired by Sandra Bouabjian, coordinates ISSTD’s PTP curriculum and course offerings. The PTP includes multiple courses, at varying levels, which have been designed, updated, and re-designed by many dedicated volunteers. We have moved with the times, embraced online technology, and have gone from teaching just face-to-face classes to predominantly live […]

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Fundraising Committee

ISSTD’s success as a major international organization is driven by our small and amazing staff, as well as the many volunteer hours our members have given creating conferences, special interest groups, publications, webinars, trainings and more. Membership dues and conference fees cover a large portion of the cost of ISSTD’s myriad offerings. But there’s so much […]

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UN Committee

The ISSTD Committee to the UN continues our macro level advocacy for mental health through active participation in United Nations meetings, which are currently being held virtually. We have recently submitted our quadrennial report to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) detailing our activities over the last four years.  While the United Nations is […]

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