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Committee Spotlight

Student & Emerging Professionals Committee Update

It has been another exciting year for our Student and Emerging Professionals (SEP) Committee. Some of the highlights have included the events at our Annual Conference, our ongoing SEP Discussion Forum, and the many learning opportunities that continue to be available for our members. At the Annual Conference in New York, we had a lunch […]

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Communications and Marketing Committee

The Communications and Marketing Committee has two main roles. The first of these is promoting ISSTD including its 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 […]

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Finance Committee

Hello again from ISSTD’s Finance Committee! It’s hard to believe that a whole year has passed since my last update. As I near the completion of my two-year appointment to the role of Treasurer (after Christine Forner was voted President-Elect in late-2017), I am pleased to share with you where we’ve been over the past […]

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Committee Spotlight: UN Taskforce

These past months have been busy times for our ISSTD activity at the U.N. On April 29, 2019 we (Karen Hopenwasser, Ariel Lublin and Robert Schwab) participated in a day long activity, Interactive Multi-Stakeholder Hearing on Universal Health Coverage. We submitted a jointly written statement with the Committee on Mental Health on the necessity of […]

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The Goodwin Fund: Increasing Access to Training in Trauma and Dissociation

The Goodwin Fund was created in the name of Jean Goodwin. Jean Goodwin is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst specializing in the treatment of patients suffering from the consequences of sexual abuse, incest and family violence. A co-founder of the Houston Galveston Trauma Institute, Dr. Goodwin is currently a faculty member of the Houston Galveston Psychoanalytic […]

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Scientific Committee

ISSTD Scientific Committee has been active since 2012. Members of the Committee are selected for a three year term, which can be extended. One third of the Committee is replaced every year, enabling continuity. It is international and global in composition, and both clinicians and researchers are represented. Former presidents of ISSTD, Vedat Şar, MD […]

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Member Engagement Committee

The Member Engagement Committee serves the membership by connecting new members, and those interested in becoming more involved, with Committee Chairs who are seeking assistance. We seek to match the talents of our membership with the needs of leadership, to help move the organization and its members forward together. ISSTD is an organization hugely dependent […]

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Child & Adolescent Committee – An Update

The ISSTD Child & Adolescent Committee (C&A Committee) is co-chaired by Fran Waters and Na’ama Yehuda, and includes members from around the world: Argentina, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the US, and the UK. The C&A Committee’s mission is to improve awareness, knowledge, training, and information about child and adolescent trauma and dissociation; and to work […]

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Website Committee

We’re making great progress on the new website. What a project it has been! Hot off the presses, here are some updates: ISSTDWorld has been up and running since October 2018, and, even with the learning curve, it has really taken off. It offers opportunities for creating community within ISSTD that previously were beyond our […]

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News from the Professional Training Program

It has been about a year since our last update to members and it has been busy. The teleseminar format for teaching in a “virtual classroom” continues to grow and is very successful. There are currently two courses on adult complex trauma and dissociative disorders available in the teleseminar format, with two parts to each […]

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