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Creative Space

World Refugee Day 2020

1.Your refugee heartwaits, displaced heartsqueezed into a suitcase,hides under the mattress. Your exiled hands fold,anticipate the momentof escape, salvation to show updown the road. Your foreignfeet take you in that direction,carry away your refugee heart,your exiled hands, your immigranteyes looking for anything familiaron the way to the new place.The fields you walk, ruined. Your wanderer’s […]

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Research Participants Required

All articles requesting research participation must be approved by the ISSTD Board prior to posting. This proposal was approved by the ISSTD Board in April 2020. ISSTD student member Shelley Hua is seeking participants for research as part of her Honours thesis in Psychology. Shelley’s research is entitled Dissociation & Mental Processes – what’s the […]

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2020 Annual Conference

Final Countdown to 2020 Annual Conference

In less than two weeks, ISSTD is headed to San Francisco, CA for the 37th Annual International Conference, The World Congress on Complex Trauma and Dissociation 2020: Envisioning the Coming Decade. Featuring plenary speakers Karlen Lyons-Ruth, PhD, Pat Ogden, PhD, and A.A.T. Simone Reinders, PhD, and with ten exciting Pre-Conference Workshops, this conference is already […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

New Book Explores the Concept of Evil ISSTD Fellows Sheldon Itzkowitz, Ph.D. & Elizabeth F. Howell, Ph.D  are Editors of a just-released book which explores psychopathy and the concept of human evil. The book entitled Psychoanalysts, Psychologists and Psychiatrists Discuss Psychopathy and Human Evil explores the psychology of psychopaths, and the personal, societal and cultural […]

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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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Clinical E-Journal

Invitation to Submit Articles to Frontiers

How to submit an article to Frontiers Frontiers is here! How did you like it? Steve Frankel and I, Co-Editors of Frontiers in the Psychotherapy of Trauma and Dissociation, welcome your comments, judgments and suggestions. You may send them to or Invitation to submit articles We are eager to host articles from ISSTD […]

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Welcome New Members (February – April)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS Mark E. Babcock Lori Bellan Kate Brainard-Lee James Bunting Jim Caldwell Jonathan Cleveland James Counsellor Amber Davies Elizabeth Davis Amanda Ellis Laura Epstein Jeff N. Gilchrist Karen Gutherless Beth Ellen Hancock Lynne Harris Mobina Hasan Elizabeth Hess Deborah L. Horan Tamra Hughes Jane Jacobs Lauren E. Jones Gail Kalin Robert John Kennerley Vivien […]

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Letter From The President

January 2017 President’s Letter

Dear ISSTD colleagues, It is my great pleasure to welcome you to not only our first newsletter of 2017, but our first newsletter in a blog format. It shows the ongoing developments within ISSTD as we work to provide up-to-date information on multiple social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter), through annual and regional conferences along […]

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