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Special Interest Groups

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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Introducing our brand-new Vicarious Trauma SIG

Vicarious Trauma, the therapists’ traumatic stress reaction when hearing their clients’ trauma stories was described in professional literature by McCann and Pearlman during the 1990’s. However, we have long used a range of words to describe this reaction, including secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and even plain old “burn out”. Whatever we call it, most of […]

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SIG Update: Creative Arts Therapy SIG

The Creative Arts Therapies Special Interest Group (CAT SIG) is one of the “youngest” of the Special Interest Groups of ISSTD. Founded in 2017 by three art therapists (Tally Tripp, Linda Gantt and Eva Young), this enthusiastic group was formed to highlight the unique and important contribution that the creative arts (visual art, music, dance, […]

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The 2018 RAMCOA All-Day Webinar

Since I live in the Pacific Northwest, my “all-day” webinar began at 6 a.m., when Professor Warwick Middleton, from Australia, began his presentation at midnight, Australian time. As I sat bleary-eyed in front of my computer, Warwick kickstarted the day, with his talk: A Life Sentence: How the Study of Ongoing Incest During Adulthood Informs […]

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Ritual Abuse, Mind Control and Organised Abuse: Examining our History and Looking Forward

I was a teenager when ritual abuse was first reported in Australia. A series of newspaper articles in the mid-1990s claimed that women were entering psychotherapy only to ‘recover’ memories of grotesque and improbable abuse. The general thrust of coverage was that the movement against child abuse had gone too far, and that therapists and […]

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