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Child and Adolescent SIG Update

With April being Child Abuse Prevention Month and the ISSTD’s Child and Youth Month, what better time than to provide an update on the ISSTD’s Child & Adolescent Special Interest Group (SIG)!  Currently 37 members strong, members of the Child & Adolescent SIG bring a wealth of knowledge and experience about working with traumatized children […]

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Vicarious Trauma and Self Care SIG

During 2021 our SIG has held several successful bimonthly support group meetings. A series of them were on the parallel processes that therapists and care givers have been going through during the pandemic with their clients. We were able to support each other as well as jointly partaking in fun and relaxing self-care practices lead […]

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ISSTD Welcomes the Formation of New EMDR SIG

A new SIG was formed in October 2021 for ISSTD members with interest in utilizing EMDR therapy in the treatment of complex trauma, dissociation, and dissociative disorders. The SIG was formed with 130 members and an executive committee of Adithy and Liz Chalenburg as Co-Chairs; Abigail Percifield as Secretary; and Jillian Hosey as Moderator. The […]

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Transitional Aged Youth SIG

The Transitional Aged Youth Special Interest Group (TAY SIG) has had a great third year in ISSTD. I continue to chair the SIG, and we were joined by Shelley Hua as our Moderator and Kate Hoover as our Secretary.  I created and presented a training called Working with Dissociation in Emerging Adults/Transitional Aged Youth at […]

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Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) SIG

The ISSTD PNES SIG was formed in 2018-2019 and now has 60 members. An executive group now exists which includes Drs. Lorna Myers, Nicole Black, and Mindy Treybal. The SIG holds Zoom meetings several times a year during which members can meet to discuss clinical issues, share resources and reading materials, and more. During the most […]

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Child & Adolescent Special Interest Group Update

With April being Child Abuse Prevention Month and the ISSTD’s Child and Adolescent Month, what better time than to provide an update on the ISSTD’s Child & Adolescent Special Interest Group (SIG)!  Currently 37 members strong, members of the Child & Adolescent SIG bring a wealth of knowledge and experience about working with traumatized children […]

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Vicarious Trauma SIG Update

Vicarious Trauma (VT) impacts us as healers of trauma, and recognizing, preventing and mitigating the effects of VT is a part of our work as trauma therapists. The VT SIG is the place where we focus on the therapist and seek to resource therapists through support, information, case consultations and more. VT impacts all trauma […]

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Transitional Aged Youth SIG

The Transitional Aged Youth Special Interest Group is a special interest group for members of ISSTD who are interested in the treatment of complex trauma in Transitional Age Youth (TAY), generally defined as clients between 18 and 24 years old. The need for mental health workers who specialize in this age range has been highlighted […]

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Ritual Abuse, Mind Control & Organized Abuse Special Interest Group (RAMCOA SIG)

The mission of the RAMCOA SIG is to further dialogue, knowledge, research, and training on the etiology, evaluation, and effective treatment of trauma and dissociation in clients reporting histories of ritual abuse, mind control and/or organized abuse. The RAMCOA SIG provides a listserv for its membership which aims to create a comfortable and confidential setting […]

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