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Category: Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Peter Maves, PhD

In this interview Emily interviews Peter Maves who has been involved for many years as a volunteer in ISSTD. Emily: How did you find out about dissociation? Peter: My first job after I received my Ph.D. was managing a mental health center office.  Since I did not know the community well, and since my background included working […]

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Volunteer Spotlight

Thanking Our Volunteers of 2021

Dear ISSTD Members, We, as members of the ISSTD, operate in a world that is filled with the knowledge that infant and childhood torture is a fairly common experience. Our days are filled with the most horrific stories and from the most symptomatic human beings. Often, we do this in isolation; and this includes emotional, […]

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Volunteer Spotlight

Katie Keech

This month’s volunteer spotlight is shining on ISSTD Board Member, Katie Keech. EC: Can you tell us about where you live? KK: I grew up in Los Angeles, but I live and work in Oakland presently. It has been a phenomenal city to immerse oneself in. People are often afraid of my area (West Oakland), […]

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Volunteer Spotlight

Prof Warwick Middleton, MD

The Volunteer Spotlight for the March quarter focuses on well-known ISSTD Member, Dr Warwick Middleton. Warwick has been a generous volunteer in ISSTD over many years and in a variety of roles. He has been a Board Member and Past President of ISSTD. He is currently Co-chair of the Membership Committee. He is also an […]

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Volunteer Spotlight

Christine Forner

Photos by Warwick Middleton This month’s volunteer spotlight features our outgoing Immediate Past-President, Christine Forner. Christine joined ISSTD in 2006 and has been on the Board since 2010. She has just been re-elected to the Board, continuing on her volunteer work for us. Tell us about your educational and professional background, and where you live […]

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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: D Michael Coy

This month our volunteer spotlight is with Board Member and Treasurer, D. Michael Coy, MA, LICSW: What is your educational and professional background, and where in the world do you live? I live in Bremerton, Washington, USA. My queer identity, my mother’s death at age 44 (twenty years ago this year), my five-year stint as […]

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Volunteer Spotlight

Dr. Heather Hall

Today our volunteer spotlight shines on Heather Hall, MD.  Dr. Hall works as a psychiatrist and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017. She has served on the Scientific Committee since 2017 and the Annual Conference Committee since 2016, including serving as their Chair since 2019. Most recently, Dr. Hall and […]

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Volunteer Spotlight

Sandra Baita

Today our volunteer spotlight shines on Sandra Baita. Dr. Baita is a clinical psychologist, child therapist, and EMDR certified therapist and approved consultant.  She has been working diligently to provide ISSTD information, news, and trainings in Spanish. Tell us about yourself. I live in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I have been married […]

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Volunteer Spotlight

Spotlight on Volunteers: Michael Salter

Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m an Associate Professor of Criminology and research fellow based at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. My research is focused on the the organised sexual abuse of children. A lot of my research involves detailed interview work with adult survivors, and I’m really interested in survivor experiences […]

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