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Special Interest Groups

Inpatient Special Interest Group Update

The Inpatient Special Interest Group was launched last year to support clinical work and research related to inpatient settings. As part of this we want to empower clinicians to support their clients before, during, and after inpatient care. Inpatient care can be life-saving during times of crisis, but also has unique challenges for people with […]

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Transgender and Nonbinary SIG Update

The Transgender and Nonbinary Special Interest Group was launched last year and currently has 56 members. It is dedicated to supporting clinical work and research around clients who identify as Transgender or Nonbinary and experience dissociation from their trauma histories. Often, just the fact of being transgendered or nonbinary in our current environment can expose […]

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EMDR SIG Update

ISSTD welcomed the EMDR Special Interest Group in October 2021 as one of the largest SIGs in the organization. This SIG is intended to work to further understanding of research and clinical application of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in an integrative treatment approach when working with complex trauma, dissociation, and dissociative disorders by collaboratively […]

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Organized and Extreme Abuse (OEA) SIG Update

The mission of our SIG is focused on issues related to the etiology, evaluation, and effective treatment of trauma and dissociation in clients reporting histories of organized and extreme abuse. The OEA SIG met at the 2022 ISSTD Annual Conference and 29 of us engaged in a lively conversation. In addition, in the last year […]

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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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