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Between the screen and the mask: on life and teletherapy in the time of the pandemic

This article first appeared in Attachment New Direction in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, December, 2020 (issue 14/2). Reprinted with the kind permission of Phoenix Publishing House. Abstract: The unexpected appearance of the deadly coronavirus that landed on our doorstep has hit us from left field. For a while the boundaries between my personal life and […]

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DID Awareness Day

Reflections on Living with DID

I am writing this article as a survivor of complex trauma and a sufferer of DID, both of which are inextricably married. Through my writing, I wish to honour all those with the disorder and to celebrate their survival because of it. Despite the controversy that DID continues to court, I hope this article will […]

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Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight

Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight: Fridley Fund Seeks Committee Member

This month’s Volunteer Position Spotlight shines on an opportunity to join the Fridley Fund Sub-Committee! This is an incredible opportunity to support emerging professionals to access ongoing training opportunities that may otherwise be inaccessible. This opportunity also requires minimal commitment on the part of the volunteer! The ISSTD’s Fridley Fund is a sub-committee of the […]

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DID Awareness Day

DID Awareness Day March 5

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a mental illness that, despite prevalence rates similar to Bulimia and OCD, is traditionally misdiagnosed and misunderstood by both the public and mental health providers. March 5th is observed as Dissociative Identity Disorder Awareness Day in efforts to increase awareness of and education about DID. Until the mid 1990’s, Dissociative […]

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Letter From The President

A Letter From Your New ISSTD President

Dear All, I feel privileged and truly fortunate to be able to serve you and support your academic objectives during 2021. As we enter a new year, I want to express my enormous gratitude to all of you ISSTD esteemed members, for your multiple and significant clinical, academic, scientific, editorial, journalistic and research-based contributions.  Much […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

New Janina Fisher Book Provides all the Therapy Worksheets you ever wanted! ISSTD Member, Janina Fisher has written a new therapy workbook which will delight those who are fans of her ‘Flipchart’ and previous books. In fact, if you like to provide therapy worksheets to your clients, then Janina Fisher’s latest book may be just […]

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Committee to the UN

United Nations Committee on Mental Health | Free Event on Coping With Trauma

COVID-19 Pandemic: Coping with Trauma – Building Resilience Dear ISSTD Membership, The Trauma Working Group of the United Nations NGO Committee on Mental Health is hosting a free meeting focused on both the mental health traumatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a discussion of resilience in the face of this trauma. Speakers will include:  B. Abel Learwellie, Executive Director Camp […]

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