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Letter From The President

July 2020 – Update from the Board

Dear fellow ISSTD Members, I hope things are going well with everyone under the circumstances. Even in these difficult times, the ISSTD Board has been hard at work to support all of ISSTD’s operations. In-between launching our various virtual events, the Board has also been working to update existing policies and to develop new policies […]

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Letter From The President

ISSTD Shifts to Virtual Education

By Christa Kruger, MBBCh, MMed(Psych), FCPsych(SA), MD Dear fellow ISSTD Members, I hope you are healthy and safe, and coping. Even in these difficult times, all clinicians still need their continuing education credits. ISSTD makes this easy by offering a very wide range of virtual educational opportunities in the upcoming months. There will be more […]

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Letter From The President

May 2020 – May All People Breathe Freely

Dear fellow ISSTD Members, I hope you are still safe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Our heartfelt condolences go to those who have lost loved ones due to COVID-19. If you have had COVID-19 and recovered, we are very happy. If you are currently ill with COVID-19, our thoughts are with you, and may you recover […]

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Letter From The President

Boundaries in Therapeutic Relationships

Dear ISSTD Members, Treating persons with complex trauma histories and dissociation is complicated, challenging, and at times dangerous. The complex relational nature of this work may result in vicarious traumatisation of therapists. Another difficulty for healing professionals arises in managing the therapeutic relationship within appropriate emotional, physical, and psychological boundaries. Consultation and supervision are essential […]

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Letter From The President

January 2020 – A New Year, A New Decade

Dear ISSTD Members, Towards the end of 2019 ISSTD transitioned successfully from being managed by an external company, to managing ourselves. ISSTD now employs its staff directly. Mary Pat Hanlin, Executive Director and Bethany Bjur, Program Manager have been instrumental in facilitating the successful transition to ISSTD being a self-managed organization. We are grateful to […]

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Letter From The President

Our Grander Community

My Fellow ISSTD Travelers, As this is one of my final letters to the membership, I find myself reflecting upon this year. My first notion is gratitude. I have had the most wonderful year leading, in my humble opinion, one of the most genuine group of clinicians and researchers in the world. We seem to […]

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Letter From The President

A True Milestone For the ISSTD

As I write this note, I am currently attending the European Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation’s biannual conference in Rome. I am finding this conference from our sister society to be full of interesting information, different perspectives, and new ideas. If you have never attended one of these conferences, I would highly […]

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