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Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

Trauma Workshop Series at Sheppard Pratt Health System
The Trauma Disorders Program is delighted to begin the Trauma Workshop Series at Sheppard Pratt Health System this September.

The first speaker, on September 6, 2019,  is Robert Ursano, M.D. former chair of psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Ursano is one of the most senior clinicians and researchers in the world of trauma studies.

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Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

Trauma Informed Couple Therapy Manual Published

The book includes an evidence-based framework which emphasizes the importance of containing conflict and helps clients to build emotional regulation and mentalizing skills. The framework is an invaluable asset to all clinicians working with traumatised couples who may not be able to benefit from traditional forms of couple therapy due to challenges which limit their capacity to engage in relationships and couple therapy.

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Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

Rediscovering Pierre Janet

Pierre Janet is well-recognised as a pioneer of our field. Once seemingly near-forgotten by the psychological sciences, he is being discovered anew in recent years.

Esteemed ISSTD Fellow Onno van der Hart, PhD has long been a champion of furthering our knowledge of Janet. He joins Giuseppe Craparo and Francesca Ortu in editing a newly released book: Rediscovering Pierre Janet: Trauma, Dissociation, and a New Context for Psychoanalysis.

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Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

Psychosis Trauma and Dissociation: Revised second edition
now available

Psychosis Trauma and Dissociation: Evolving Perspectives on Severe Psychopathology is a key text in the field, exploring the complex interface between psychosis, trauma and dissociation. The original edition, no doubt one many of us have on our bookshelves, is now over ten years old and the editors Andrew Moskowitz, Martin Dorahy and Ingo Schafer have updated and expanded the text in this second edition, released this month.

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Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

New Book Chapter Explores Trauma via the Lens of Attachment Theory

ISSTD Member, Orit Badouk Epstein has written a chapter exploring trauma work through the lens of Attachment Theory, in the book Approaches to Psychic Trauma, Theory and Practice Edited by Dr Bernd Huppertz and published by Rowman &Littlefield (2019).

Approaches to Psychic Trauma: Theory and Practice is an edited collection of the writings of trauma clinicians from around the world.

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Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

ISSTD Member authors two new Chapters on Trauma and Addiction

ISSTD Member Ericha Scott, PhD, has just published two book chapters in the integrative medicine text: Integrative Addiction and Recovery, edited by Shahla Modir and George Munoz.

Ericha, who has previously had her creative works published in ISSTD News Creative Space, writes – as lead author – one chapter entitled Three Dynamic Healing Modalities for the Treatment of Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders: Aromatherapy, Equine Therapy and Creative Arts Therapies.

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Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

ISSTD Fellow Inspires a New Book Exploring her Influence

ISSTD Fellow Valerie Sinason, PhD, is a world-renowned pioneer in the field of therapy for those with disabilities. Editor Alan Corbett has produced a book in tribute to her influence on this emerging and important field. The book Intellectual Disability and Psychotherapy: The Theories, Practice and Influence of Valerie Sinason, 1st Edition, has just been published by Routledge.

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Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

Paul Dell article wins Important Award

An article by ISSTD Fellow, Paul Dell, PhD, recently won the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis’ Ernest R. & Josephine R. Hilgard Award for Best Theoretical Paper on Hypnosis: “Reconsidering the autohypnotic model of the dissociative disorders [Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 19(5)].

The article challenges the hypnosis field and the dissociation field to re-think (1) the link between autohypnosis and dissociation, and (2) the nature of the dissociative disorders.

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Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

Website on Psychogenic Seizures

ISSTD Member Lorna Myers, PhD, developed a comprehensive website (nonepilepticseizures.com) on dissociative seizures (also known as, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures-PNES). It features a diverse array of informational topics including frequently asked questions (FAQs), reading recommendations both for professionals and patients, webinars, useful links and downloadable information forms for patients and caregivers. There is also an associated Facebook page and blog on PNES that can be visited from the launching site.

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Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News

ISSTD Member Tara Tulley, LCSW, LDEM has spoken on a podcast for Rational Faiths about her experience of organised abuse within the Mormon Community. Tara speaks of her personal experience of organised abuse within her LDS family and the wider community, as well as the journey that lead her to become a social worker, treating other survivors of abuse.

Tara and the other speakers discuss issues that survivors in Mormon communities face, and the difficulties LDS survivors face when they disclose the abuse.

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