ISSTD News

Publications of Interest

Publications of Interest – Recent Open Access Articles on Trauma and Dissociation

ALL ARTICLES ARE OPEN ACCESS  The topic of ISSTD’s June 2022 publications of interests includes recent (2021 or later) and compelling open access articles that relate to the study of trauma and dissociation. Our aim this month is to provide articles that all our members can access and utilize to inform their practice and educate clients. Oprel, D. A. […]

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Special Interest Groups

Transgender and Nonbinary SIG Update

The Transgender and Nonbinary Special Interest Group was launched last year and currently has 56 members. It is dedicated to supporting clinical work and research around clients who identify as Transgender or Nonbinary and experience dissociation from their trauma histories. Often, just the fact of being transgendered or nonbinary in our current environment can expose […]

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Community Spotlight

Member Engagement Committee Update

Happy June ISSTDWorld! Thanks for stopping by and taking a minute to find out what the Member Engagement Committee has been up to for the last while. The goal of the ISSTD’s Member Engagement Committee has been to work alongside other ISSTD Committees, Special Interest Groups, Taskforces, and the Board of Directors to identify volunteer needs, offer […]

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Community Spotlight

Scientific Committee Update

The Scientific Committee serves as the executive committee of the scientific area of ISSTD – advising the Board and other committees on all matters of science, research, and further development of theory and clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of complex trauma and dissociative disorders.  We are involved in all strategic endeavors and help […]

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Creative Space

The Secret

The drummers drum and the writers scroll, We avert our gaze, yet risk our soul… Humanity owns the rising toll… Our leaders lament, as poets search for the words that fit… A silent crime, but no one murmurs, for truth is split… Yet buried in the far corners of hidden shame, It is the fragile […]

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Special Interest Groups

EMDR SIG Update

ISSTD welcomed the EMDR Special Interest Group in October 2021 as one of the largest SIGs in the organization. This SIG is intended to work to further understanding of research and clinical application of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in an integrative treatment approach when working with complex trauma, dissociation, and dissociative disorders by collaboratively […]

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Research Recruitment

Research Participation Opportunity – June 2022

All articles requesting research participation must be approved by the ISSTD Scientific Committee prior to posting. This proposal was approved by the ISSTD Scientific Committee in May 2021. ISSTD member Negar Fani, Ph.D. is looking for participants for her research study. The study title is “Mechanistic Interventions and Neuroscience of Dissociation” and the purpose of […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use – May 2022

New Picture Book and Treatment Guide for Trauma and Dissociation ISSTD Member, Lindsay Schofield, a consultant psychotherapist practicing in Surrey, England, has launched two inter-linked books which describe trauma-related dissociation in a clear and concise way.  Also venturing into new territory, including the voices and endorsements of survivors as well as experts, both books are written […]

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Committee to the UN

Knowing and Not Knowing About Climate Change: ISSTD’s UN Committee Participate in Innovative Mental Health Webinar

In February 2022, ISSTD co-sponsored a United Nations affiliated presentation organized by the NGO Committee on Mental Health.  Karen Hopenwasser,  Co-Chair of the ISSTD UN Committee and Co-Convener of the Trauma Working Group of the NGO Committee on Mental Health organized the event, “Knowing and Not Knowing about the Climate Crisis: Through the Lens of Trauma and Dissociation”.  […]

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