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Trauma & Dissociation in the News

Prostitution, Modern Sexual Slavery, Sex Trafficking and Bondage of the Human Mind: A Reflection Regarding Our Times

Other than TV, the first time I heard about sex for hire, I was sixteen years old. I had just interviewed for my first job. During the interview, I quickly decided that I was not interested in the advertised role of emptying vender machines. As I was preparing to leave the interviewer said, “I have […]

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Trauma & Dissociation in the News

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees, shows support for refugees, and requests that governments work together and do their fair share for refugees. Who is a refugee? A refugee is a person who has been forced to flee their country because of […]

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Trauma & Dissociation in the News

Organized Abuser Groups’ Use of Supernatural Powers to Intimidate Victims

Humanity’s belief in a God, or gods, and other spiritual powers, is as old as our species. Contestants on Jeopardy produce the names of gods and demons from multiple ancient cultures. Every possible human characteristic is attributed to these divine beings, from goodness and love to malignant hatred to stern judgment and punishment for offenders. […]

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Trauma & Dissociation in the News

And more on the Wildfires

Just as we reflect on how the Wildfires have come so close to some ISSTD members, and effected the very therapists who are usually there to support others in their trauma, some feel-good news surfaces. ISSTD Member Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW was contacted by a childhood friend, who is a Social Worker in California, who […]

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Bringing Trauma Sensitive Art Therapy to Croatia

This past September, I spent several weeks in Croatia teaching in a first-of-its-kind art therapy postgraduate program at the J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Academy of Arts and Culture. This new art therapy training program was created in collaboration with faculty from the Art Therapy Program at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Located […]

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Trauma & Dissociation in the News

Trauma, Dissociation and Disability: A double-dose of complexity

Today, December 3, is International Day for People with Disabilities. What does it mean to have an international disability day? For those I have spoken to in the U.K., Europe, Australia and South Africa – being named means being seen, valued, represented. We know the impact on black citizens in the U.K. before black actors […]

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