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Trauma & Dissociation in the News

Child Sexual Abuse Materials: Another Global Pandemic

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is now recognised as another global epidemic. CSAM includes images, video, text and drawings of children being abused and exploited (previously called “child pornography”). For at least fifty years, CSAM has been a significant social problem, however CSAM victims and survivors have received […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Anti-Racism Action and Education: A View from Chicago, USA

I have been watching events unfold surrounding the George Floyd protests against racial discrimination and police brutality from my home in Chicago, a city with a long history of racism. This history includes segregationist housing policies that vastly contributed to the racial and ethnic wealth gap as well as the health and educational disparities. It […]

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An Interview with Jeffrey Masson: Part 2 – Writing ‘The Assault on Truth’

Interview conducted 13th August, 2019 by Warwick Middleton Disclaimer: The views expressed in this interview are solely those of the interviewee. Last Month we ended the interview with Jeff’s decision to publish the previously unpublished letters of Sigmund Freud, letters which indicated his ongoing belief that at least some reports of child abuse were genuine, […]

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An Interview with Jeffrey Masson: Part I

Interview Conducted 13th August, 2019 by Warwick Middleton Disclaimer: The views expressed in this interview are solely those of the interviewee. Warwick Middleton: Jeff, you have an unusual career path, where you started out as a Sanskrit scholar, moved into training in psychoanalysis, became the custodian of the Freudian archives, wrote what would probably be […]

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An Interview with Nick Bryant: Part I – The Franklin Scandal

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this interview are solely those of the interviewee. Interview Conducted 7th August 2019 by Warwick Middleton, MD ISSTD Past President, Dr Warwick Middleton, MD interviewed investigative journalist and author, Nick Bryant in August 2019. This is the first of a two-part series in which we explore the work of a […]

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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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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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