Goodwin Fund

ISSTD Opening New Goodwin Fund Application Period

ISSTD is pleased to announce the opening a special round of Goodwin Fund Applications in this time of financial hardship. The application period will be open April 2-16, 2020.

The Goodwin Fund is a special educational scholarship fund available to professionals facing financial disadvantage to enable them to participate in ISSTD training.

This Fund is unique in its purpose. It is to be used specifically in helping therapists from financially disadvantaged backgrounds to gain training (through conference, PTP training or through webinars) to enhance their skills in working with DID patients. The Fund is particularly intended to support therapists who have not had prior access to training in this complex area of treatment, and who face significant financial barriers to accessing adequate training.

During this difficult time, we are opening a special round of the Goodwin Educational Fund. This is an opportunity to assist those who are being financially affected by the Covid-19 virus. The Goodwin Educational Fund is intended to support therapists who, due to a variety of conditions, have less financial ability to obtain training in working with clients with complex trauma and dissociation.

To accommodate those who have been finically affected by the virus, the following criteria will be considered:

  • Those with an annual income of less than $40,000.00 US, or the equivalent of, within other currencies
  • Those who have lost income due to the Covid-19 outbreak
  • Those who are single parents
  • Those serving lower-income populations
  • Those who are in isolated locations
  • Those who have less access to training

For additional information on the criteria for this fund and access to the application materials, visit the Goodwin Educational Fund page of the ISSTD website.  Please submit all applications through the link on the webpage.