Donate to ISSTD

Consider a Gift to ISSTD this Holiday Season

The ISSTD exists to better understand those with dissociative disorders and complex trauma and it naturally has an interest in all forms of psychological trauma. It provides guidelines, training, accessible literature, and ongoing professional development for those who work, and do research in our field. Our Society endeavours to make membership of our field career enhancing and as professionally safe as possible. Our office bearers are volunteers and they do many things including writing the Treatment Guidelines for DID, organising regional seminars, writing the ISSTD Newsletter, putting together the components of our Professional Training Program (PTP), and convening great conferences incorporating cutting edge speakers and a vibrant social program.

Our Society’s revenue comes primarily from membership subscriptions, registrations for our conferences and seminars, and enrollments in our PTP and webinars, supplemented here and there by hotel block booking bonuses, exhibitors’ fees etc. We are frugal and very much prioritize spending and potential spending. At the end of the accounting year, we just about break-even, give or take a little. The increasing costs of conference expenses is a financial challenge that we address with care. It is gratifying that overall our membership numbers have been increasing, and that we are able to do things we have not done before. Our retired membership has grown as a considerable number of our valued senior members have continued to provide strong support and involvement to the Society.

To celebrate the 35th Annual Conference, held in Chicago in March of 2018, we endeavored to raise $35,000 by the end of 2018 to honor this achievement. We came close to our goal, but we can still use your help now that the campaign is over to continue to provide excellent resources and training to members and the public.

By donating to ISSTD, you will help the Society continue to grow. Money raised through donations will help with three major projects:

  • Redesign of the ISSTD website, creating a place for both the public and mental health professionals to find valuable resources on complex trauma and dissociation, as well as a virtual environment that can foster closer connections amongst our members
  • Expansion of virtual training opportunities, including more half and full-day webinars and teleseminar-format Professional Training Program Courses.
  • Expand programming for Student and Emerging Professional Members, including the development of a mentorship program for students. We are happy to announce that our membership now boasts 100 Emerging Professionals and 90+ Students, consisting of 10% of our overall membership!

If you approve of what your Society has been trying to do to advance our field and to provide a safe and supportive professional home for colleagues who work with those who are the victims of severe long term trauma, and if your circumstances permit, any donation for any amount that you make to the ISSTD will, we assure you, contribute to making a positive difference.

With very best wishes this holiday season to our members in the 35 countries currently represented within the ISSTD.

D. Michael Coy, ISSTD Treasurer

Thank you to our 2018 Donors!

Linda Alexander
Su Baker
Kathy Barclay
Wendy Bauman
Torrie Benson-Pryor
Karen Binder-Brynes
Bethany Bjur
Monica Blum
Elizabeth Bowman
Sandra Buck
Thomas Carlton
Richard Chefetz
Therese Clemens
Juliana Cocola
Mandy Coghill
Adrian Connolly
Kevin Connors
Frank Corrigan
Christine Courtois
D Michael Coy
Jessica Culp
Lisa Danylchuk
Lynette Danylchuk
Paul Darnell
Charme Davidson
Garrett Deckel
Martha Dennen
Martin Dorahy
Kathryn Downing
Marcia Dunn
Nancy Ellis
Janina Fisher
Brad Foote
Christine Forner
Julie Friedman
Linda Gantt
Ursula Gast
Paul Gibson
Katherine Glenn
Richard Greenfield
Edward Groenendal
Joan Haliburn
Heather Hall
Mary Pat Hanlin
Hollie Hannan
Kirsten Harrison-Jack
Stephanie Hawotte
Brenda Hayes
Richard Hohfeler
Elizabeth Howell
Shelley Hua
Susan Hykes
Eileen Isaacson
Jacqueline Kabak
Fredlee Kaplan
Terry Kerler
Phyllis Klein
Marilyn Korzekwa
Deirdre Kramer
Andreas Laddis
Ulrich Lanius
Wendy Lemke
Richard Loewenstein
JoAnn Majesky
Peter Maves
Regina McCaffery
Kate McMaugh
Warwick Middleton
Janet Migdow
Rosalind Monahan
Elisa Monti
Amy Mozolik
Robert Muller
Laura Mullis
Lorna Myers
Randall O’Brien
Caroline Onischak
Erdinc Ozturk
Andrew Pari
Jane Parker
Joan Pollak
Julie Prince Dagenais
Valerie Pronovost
Sheree Riley-Violon
Maggie Robbins
Deborah Rubin
Dana Ross
Adah Sachs
Michael Salter
Heidi Sammons
Vedat Sar
Satyendra Satyanarayana
Ruth Schofield
Ericha Scott
Linda Skillingstad
Robert Slater
Genine Smith
Marilee Snyder
Sylvia Solinski
Eli Somer
Kirsten Stach
Paula Thomson
Grace Tomas-Tolentino
Joan Turkus
Onno van der Hart
Frances Waters
Marcia Weiner
Victor Welzant
Willa Wertheimer
Frank White
Mary Wiley
Janet Wilson
Roxanna Wolfe
Jonathan Wolf-Phillips
Sally Wood
​Eva Young