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Category: Focus on ISSTD History

Focus on ISSTD History

An Interview with Frank Putnam, Part I

An Interview between Warwick Middleton, MD and Frank Putnam, MD  Part One: The Early Years: Child Abuse Research, Dissociation and the Formation of the Society WM: Let me start Frank by asking how you became involved in this area of dissociative disorders, complex trauma and the long-term outcome of child sexual abuse? FP: I did […]

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An Interview with Frank Putnam, Part II

An Interview between Warwick Middleton, MD and Frank Putnam, MD  Part Two: Reflections on The Society, Research and the Future WM: What is your perspective of the early years of the Society? You are a particularly notable contributor here because, not long after the Society formed, you took a stand on the issue of recovered memories, […]

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An Interview with Richard Kluft, MD

An Interview with Richard Kluft MD,  13th December 2017 Selected Excerpts Warwick Middleton MD, Past-President, ISSTD WM: Is there anything, when you look back at your formative childhood years…that predisposed you to end up with the career path that you took? RPK: I have asked myself that only every day. (Laughs) You know I was […]

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Obituary for Giovanni Liotti (27.3.45 – 9.4.18)

Giovanni Liotti, who sadly passed away in April 2018, was one of the fathers of cognitive psychotherapy in Italy, founder and past president of the Italian Society of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy and prominent scholar of traumatic dissociation. Gianni (to friends and colleagues) used to describe himself as a “pied noire” because he was born […]

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Reminiscence from the UK: 30 years on

ISSTD in the UK: A History My interest in Trauma and Dissociation began more than 33 years ago. Like most people I did not seek it out. I had a client whom I knew was quite complex and I had engaged a very experienced supervisor because of this. One night, in supervision, he suggested my […]

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