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Category: Committee Spotlight

Committee Spotlight

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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Communications and Marketing Committee

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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Virtual & Regional Conference Committee

In 2021, the ISSTD formed the new Virtual and Regional Conference Committee. The goal of this committee is to support the continued growth of ISSTD regional and virtual trainings. As a group, this committee includes both ISSTD staff and volunteers who meet to recommend locations for future conferences, brainstorm and develop conference themes and their […]

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EMDR Therapy Training Committee

Last year around this time, I shared with you that ISSTD had launched its new EMDR Therapy Training, managed by the EMDR Therapy Training Committee, and offered through the Center for Advanced Studies in Trauma and Dissociation. The EMDR Therapy Training Committee evolved from the original training development task group. The committee was charged by […]

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Committee Spotlight

Professional Training Program (PTP)

The Professional Training Program, chaired by Sandra Bouabjian, coordinates ISSTD’s PTP courses. The ISSTD Professional Training Program is comprised of nine courses in three categories: Adult Training Courses, Child & Adolescent Training Courses, and Spanish Training Courses. Courses are offered in two formats: in-person and live teleseminar. Courses are offered across four levels, ranging from […]

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ISSTD UN Committee

A goal of the UN Committee is to increase awareness at UN meetings that mental health is a key aspect of well-being and that we must educate about trauma-informed mental health care. ISSTD endorsed a statement put out by the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO): “COVID-19 Recovery: Building Back […]

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