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Special Interest Groups

Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group Update

With April being Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States 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 (C&A SIG)! The C&A SIG is currently 44 members strong, all who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience about […]

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Neurodiversity and Dissociation SIG Update

Individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities are at an increased risk of experiencing trauma, including chronic child maltreatment, peer violence, disability-related abuse, and medical trauma. This trauma can be exacerbated by disability-specific stressors and unique ways of perceiving the world, including cognitive and sensory processing differences. Accordingly, these individuals are at an increased risk of posttraumatic stress […]

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Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) SIG Update

ISSTD’s newest Special Interest Group, the Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) SIG, was launched in October 2023. The DBR SIG is for ISSTD members with an interest in learning, understanding and using DBR therapy in the treatment of complex trauma, dissociation, and dissociative disorders. The DBR SIG currently has over 60 members, and the executive committee […]

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Creative Arts Therapy (CAT) Special Interest Group Update

It has been an honor to chair our Creative Art Therapies Special Interest Group these past two years with Elizabeth Davis as secretary.  The Creative Arts Special Interest Group was founded by art therapist Tally Tripp about six years ago, and as early members, we were excited to continue the vision. Creative therapies include the […]

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Eating Disorder SIG Update

The ED SIG was created a year ago because a number of ISSTD members were interested in the relationship between eating disordered behaviors and thinking and dissociation. These clinicians wanted to understand more and decided to start an ED SIG. Right now, the ED Executive Committee consists of Deborah Cohen, LCSW, Chair, Annie Goldsmith, RD […]

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Neurodiversity SIG

Individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities are at an increased risk of experiencing trauma, including chronic child maltreatment, peer violence, disability-related abuse, and medical trauma. This trauma can be exacerbated by disability-specific stressors and unique ways of perceiving the world, including cognitive and sensory processing differences. Accordingly, these individuals are at an increased risk of posttraumatic stress […]

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Special Interest Groups

Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group 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 (C&A SIG)!  With growth in membership over the last year, the C&A SIG is currently 46 members strong, all who bring a wealth of […]

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