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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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Trauma & Dissociation in the News

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 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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A Nation Apologises to Institutional Sexual Assault Survivors

In a world where children (or adult survivors) reporting sexual abuse are frequently ignored, accused of lying, or of having over-active imaginations, Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse has been a beacon of hope. The Royal Commission was announced in 2012 and the scope of the 6-year process was enormous, with […]

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The Role of Shame within Domestic Violence Relationships

October is Domestic Violence (DV) Awareness Month in the USA. Many other countries have similar months at different times of the year. During this time it is very important to bring these situations and circumstances to the forefront of our minds. We know that interpersonally violent situations are very damaging for everyone involved, and children […]

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