Dear ISSTD Community,
As we enter the holiday season and begin to look back on 2022, I am extremely proud of the progress the ISSTD has made through difficult times. Just a few short weeks ago, our Australia & New Zealand Conference Committee was able to bring to fruition our Melbourne Regional Conference, which was delayed and rescheduled due to Covid-19 countless times. At the conference, we learned about the interpersonal and well as the systemic and global impacts of trauma we continue to reckon with. I left feeling proud to be a part of this group of professionals who are dedicated to pursuing healing in the face of deep challenges.
As I wrap up this year, I feel immense gratitude for the honor and privilege of leading this organization through 2022. It has been a year of excitement, with the return to in-person events, and struggle, as we continue to cope with the impacts of the Covid-19 global pandemic, along with environmental crises and the ongoing impacts of child maltreatment and abuse. Each member and volunteer within this organization is doing incredibly challenging and important work, and I am in awe of your dedication. Thank you for being involved with the ISSTD, and I am wishing you well throughout this holiday season.
Lisa Danylchuk, M.Ed. LMFT
ISSTD 2022 President