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Special Interest Groups

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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Using Creative Arts Therapies Online

The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic are felt deep and wide by many of our clients who are affected by trauma and dissociation. Some noted themes of the work in response to the pandemic may include: fears for personal health and safety, loss of control; increased anxiety; feelings of loneliness; experiences of helplessness and hopelessness; […]

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TAY/Emerging Adult SIG

The TAY/ Emerging Adult SIG 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 to 24 years old. This group has specific developmental needs, as brains are still developing and they are working to understand […]

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