ISSTD News

Letter From The President

The 2024 ISSTD Annual Conference

I am writing as I return from our 41st Annual Conference in Frisco, Texas, which, as usual, was a significant and inspiring event. I had the honor, as part of the Opening of the Conference, to remember those lost to us in the last year: Tally Tripp, Willa Wertheimer, Garrett Deckel and Bennett Braun. Bennett […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use – March 2024

Welcome to ISSTD’s New Members in March! Professional MembersLaura McGeeJenny LiLaura McGeeJenny LiEdie MortensenLily Vose-O’NealStacie LaterKatherine SloanGrant MartinKatrina LanePaul Garcia-RyanMarcia NickowMegan KendallBecca ReedTillary BlackmanKristen GardnerMarilize Slabber Professional Members ContinuedJen PearsonPaulette DunnLorraine GrayTracy SidesingerGabriela MoraStudent MembersBecca LunaRayAlexis SorbaraKatie LarkinJenn CardosoKarl SemichMadison Bachman Emerging Professional MembersJulia ChandlerJanae McClure Do you have news ISSTD members can use? Please […]

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Board Briefs

Board Briefs: March-2024

Greetings from the Board of Directors! We are thrilled to reintroduce the Board Briefs column in ISSTD News, which will provide our members with important updates from the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis. Board Elections and Appointments In January, we welcomed three newly-elected Board Members: Jennifer Gomez, Patti van Eys and Elizabeth Davis, as […]

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Annual Conference

2024 ISSTD Annual Conference Recap

Of all the conferences I’ve attended, the ISSTD’s annual conference is my favorite, and this year was no exception. The first ISSTD annual conference I attended was nearly ten years ago, and I was struck by the warmth, kindness, and dedication of the clinicians present, and within the ISSTD. Since then, I keep coming back […]

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Annual Conference

Post-Conference Letter

Dear ISSTD members, It was so great to connect with you all at the 2024 annual conference that was held in Frisco, Texas, just this March. I was particularly thrilled with the amount of fellow Texans that I was able to meet, many of whom were attending the ISSTD conference for the first time. This […]

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Annual Conference

ISSTD Conference Testimonial: Experience as a First Time In-Person Attendee

I have attended many ISSTD Conferences, Webinars, and PTP (Professional Training Program) courses online, though this was my first in-person conference. Unless there are extreme circumstances, I plan to attend all future Annual Conferences in person. Why? Community The relational component of the conference is one of the most essential reasons I will be returning. […]

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Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight

Join the Public Health Committee!

This month’s Volunteer Position Spotlight shines on the incredible opportunity to join the Public Health Committee! Public Health Committee – Committee Member The Public Health Committee is looking for ISSTD members to support the development of the ISSTD’s approach to engaging with survivor and lived experience communities. Key skills include a familiarity with lived experience […]

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Special Interest Groups

Neurodiversity and Dissociation SIG Update

Individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities are at an increased risk of experiencing trauma, including chronic child maltreatment, peer violence, disability-related abuse, and medical trauma. This trauma can be exacerbated by disability-specific stressors and unique ways of perceiving the world, including cognitive and sensory processing differences. Accordingly, these individuals are at an increased risk of posttraumatic stress […]

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Committee Update

Research and Education Fund Subcommittee Updates

As part of the overall objectives of the Research and Education Fund, the Research and Education Fund Subcommittee is developing a new funding mechanism for ISSTD currently for funding of research projects. This fund will offer up to $10,000 USD to facilitate innovative research aligned with the mission of ISSTD.  To be considered for funding, […]

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