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Letter From The President

Mid-Year Updates from ISSTD

15 Mid-Year Accomplishments + 5 Highlights You Want to Know About What a productive 2021 year it has been. It started with the implementation of many new strategic goals, several innovative activities, and has continued to evolve successfully with sustained growth in the areas of international membership and finance.    Top 15 events we must […]

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Letter From The President

Trafficking: The Crime Nobody Wants to Talk About

Dear Members, Back in June our esteemed member Michele Yarberry, LPC posted in the ISSTDWorld Member Forum a very impressive movie trailer link. This true-story-informed trailer reminds us of the urgency of expanding education, treatment, and prevention both nationally and internationally, and specifically across borders so our children, including those “womb babies” are protected from […]

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Letter From The President

Spanish Must Read Gems

Dear Members, With our international membership expansion and rapid growth there is a need for the ISSTD to be multilingual, specifically given the multilingual and multicultural nature of trauma. This month I would like to share with you a limited, yet significant educational Spanish bibliography about the treatment and prevention of complex trauma and dissociation. […]

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Letter From The President

Virtual Outbursts of Wisdom and Creativity

In a sudden turn of events our International ISSTD members have superbly mastered the art of remote engagement, social connectedness, and meaningful activities. Below is what our six Special Interest Groups (SIGs) would like to share with you about their recent 2021 Annual Virtual Conference Meetings! Creative Art Therapy (CAT) SIG MeetingThe Creative Arts Therapist […]

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Letter From The President

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child and Adolescent month in ISSTD News and also coincides with Child Abuse Prevention Month in USA. As we consider this important month, I also think it is important to consider how pregnancy sets the foundations for a healthy mother child bond and how reducing pregnancy and birth trauma is an important part […]

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Letter From The President

Are We Engaging Minds or Empowering Lives? Join the 2021 Annual Conference and Do Both!

This year the ISSTD Annual Conference’s theme is Intergenerational Trauma and Dissociation, and expectedly it covers a more comprehensive trauma and dissociation phase of life continuum. The conference is going to be held virtually and it will take place over 4 days, from April 9-12. Our conference features more than 40 conference sessions so we enthusiastically […]

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Letter From The President

A Letter From Your New ISSTD President

Dear All, I feel privileged and truly fortunate to be able to serve you and support your academic objectives during 2021. As we enter a new year, I want to express my enormous gratitude to all of you ISSTD esteemed members, for your multiple and significant clinical, academic, scientific, editorial, journalistic and research-based contributions.  Much […]

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Letter From The President

A Holiday Message from Our Presidents

Christa Krüger – 2020 ISSTD PresidentThis year brought heavy challenges, some of which will still be with us through 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us hard, in our personal lives and as an organization. Our 2020 Annual Conference was cancelled at the last minute, which threw us into a potential financial crisis. And yet, despite the challenges, ISSTD’s membership has grown beyond […]

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Letter From The President

November 2020 – A time to give

Dear fellow ISSTD Members, Everyone will have received the email in the last week where ISSTD members and non-members are invited to submit applications for funding assistance. This funding assistance is provided in recognition of the financial hardship that many health professionals have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic and otherwise – to enable them to […]

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