News You Can Use

News You Can Use

Breaking the Silence of Incest

ISSTD Fellow, and past ISSTD President, Professor Warwick Middleton has joined with award winning journalist Tracey Shelton on some ground-breaking reporting, which is breaking the silence that still surrounds incest. Tracey has previously been awarded the ISSTD Media Award (Written) in acknowledgment of her work investigating and reporting issues related to complex trauma, dissociation, and incest continuing into adulthood.

The first of these news pieces speaks of how, despite growing awareness of organisational and institutional abuse in Australia, familial abuse is still hidden. This ABC online news story articles features Professor Middleton and the work of Associate Professor Michael Salter, ISSTD Fellow and President Elect.

‘The last social taboo’: How an unspeakable crime against children remains largely hiddenClick Here to access

The next two links are to a radio program and podcast which explores incest, dissociation and DID, through the very moving and encouraging story of a client of Professor Middleton. Tracey herself is also interviewed, as she explains how she came to investigate trauma and dissociation in Australia, after a long and successful career reporting on extreme trauma in war zones. Interestingly she discovered a group of people who also had trauma, familial trauma, and presented with some similar symptoms to those in war zones.

ABC Background Briefing: The hidden terror that’s splitting people’s identitiesClick Here to access

This final podcast is an interview with

ABC The Signal – Click Here to access

Welcome ISSTD’s New Members in November!

Professional Members
Elaine Bennett
Judith Berger
Jodi Brown
Julie-May Brown
Jennifer Candela
Terri Delaney
Adrian Fletcher
Morgan Grace
Amanda Kay
Kate Kinney
Leslie Laskin
Maggie Lipham
Emily Low
Suzanne McCurley
Atreyi Mukherji
Laureen Rhuman
Christina Sanner
Sven Schild
Nicki Sindle
Natasha Varma
Lisa Wolf
Student Members
Aline Bales
Paul Higgins
Philip Katner
Tiffany Kuzma
Ursula Nagle
Stacy Colleen Nuar
Svetlana Zaskoka
Yolanda Zellars

Emerging Professional Members
Jennifer Bacile
David Beirne
Marybeth Goldberg
Maliha Ibrahim
Jace Osian Lawa
Jenelle Marlette
Yehuda Morrison
Kate Potter
Tammy Smith
Emily Zohara Taragin
Jedediah Matthews Wilson

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: