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DBT-Informed Group for People with Dissociated Identities

ISSTD Members Kate McMaugh and Noula Diamantopoulos have developed a DBT-informed group program, specifically adapted for people with dissociated identities. This is a skills- based, psychoeducational program, with a strong focus on safety and stability. Noula and Kate will use psychoeducation, group discussion, practice sessions and creative methods to engage group participants. They are running this as a pilot group, with no cost to participants.

There will be two groups:

Group 1: Face to Face Group in Sydney, Australia from 6-8 pm Tuesdays 14 April – 23 June

Group 2: Online group, 10am-12pm Fridays, 17 April – 26 June. This group is particularly for people who cannot get to the Sydney group. (Due to time zone differences this group would best serve those in Australia/New Zealand area).

Noula and Kate are particularly looking for referrals for these groups. Participants must be female, over 18 years of age, and have a dissociative identity disorder. (A full list of participant inclusion requirements is available upon request.) It is essential that participants are willing and able to take part in a full pre and post evaluation of the group and are motivated to give us open and honest feedback so we can adapt and improve the group. In addition, participants must be engaged in individual therapy for the duration of the group. We are also interested in feedback from therapists. The individual treating therapist would also be asked to complete a brief pre and post group questionnaire as part of our evaluation.

Closure for Referrals: Friday 28 February, 2020
For more information please contact Kate on or 0405 902 486

Hiring for Clinical Therapist Positions

ISSTD Member Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT of Brickel and Associates, LLC is currently looking to hire two more therapists to add to their clinical team. Brickel and Associates is a busy fee-for-service psychotherapy practice located in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.

Brickel & Associates provides services to adolescents and adults, as well as couples and families from a trauma-informed, strengths-based model. They are looking for therapists to join their team and offer trauma-informed care.

For more information about this opportunity click here.

Welcome ISSTD’s New Members in January!

Professional Members
Robyn Agnew
Jennifer Ayers
Sarah Beckmann
Kimberley Layne Benton
Deborah Bilder
Kelley Callahan
Julie Cardoza
Stephanie Clanton
Jan M Collier
Jeanne Courtright
Mechele de Avila Evans
Theresa Fassihi
Darlene Foucault
David Hamilton
Christina Harris
Myra Hurtado
Robert Land
Suzanne Moran
Bita Nouriani
Ellen Curtis Odza
Elke Radewald
Alanda Katie Thompson
Diane Marie Thorp
Patti van Eys
Carolyn Westin
Terry Wright
Emerging Professional Members
Sylvia Khromina
Ragan Jones Morales
Dorothy Pollak
Jessica Roper
Erin Terada

Student Members
Jasmine Al-Sheikh
Cassandra Fehr
Janene Lois Israel
Sonia Sheely
Jennifer VanBoxel

Do You Have News ISSTD Members Can Use?

We need your help to make NYCU a great feature, full of news and sharing the activities of our community members.

Do you have a book or book chapter coming out that you wish to share? Have you received an award for your work in the field? Have you been part of developing a new website or training course? Have you had a chance to develop something creative and unique that you wish to share with others in the field? If so, we want to hear from you! Don’t be shy, submit your news to us so that we can share with other members. (Please be aware: we do not offer book reviews, but a chance to share with others that your book has been published.)
Submission Deadline: 20th of the month
Send to ISSTD Editor, Kate McMaugh: