Special Interest Groups

Child & Adolescent Special Interest Group Update

With April being Child Abuse Prevention Month and the ISSTD’s Child and Adolescent Month, what better time than to provide an update on the ISSTD’s Child & Adolescent Special Interest Group (SIG)!  Currently 37 members strong, members of the Child & Adolescent SIG bring a wealth of knowledge and experience about working with traumatized children […]

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2021 Annual Conference

A Conference in Summary

SaturdayThere were so many options to choose from on Saturday!  It was very difficult for me to choose sessions.  I had to decide based on the needs of my own clients, so these sessions below are the ones that I attended live.  I absolutely will be watching the other sessions on the ISSTD conference website. […]

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Annual Awards

Congratulations to the ISSTD 2021 Annual Award Winners!

ISSTD was thrilled to hold our 2021 Annual Award Ceremony virtually at the Annual Conference this year! Below are all of this year’s very deserving award winners. Congratulations to all on your incredible accomplishments! Cornelia B Wilbur AwardSherry Winternitz David Caul AwardLora Dimitrova Frank W Putnam AwardValerie Sinason Media Award – Audio/VisualMichelle Esrick and David […]

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International Spotlight

International Spotlight: Mongolia

Photography by Erdenemunkh Richinnyam In April 2019 I had a brief but unforgettable visit to Mongolia. I was stunned by the beauty of the country, the wilderness, the vast empty space and the straightforward friendliness of every person I’ve met.  Speaking with people- shepherds, taxi drivers, US educated lawyers and two British school teachers I […]

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Letter From The President

Are We Engaging Minds or Empowering Lives? Join the 2021 Annual Conference and Do Both!

This year the ISSTD Annual Conference’s theme is Intergenerational Trauma and Dissociation, and expectedly it covers a more comprehensive trauma and dissociation phase of life continuum. The conference is going to be held virtually and it will take place over 4 days, from April 9-12. Our conference features more than 40 conference sessions so we enthusiastically […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

New Book Seeks to understand suicide more deeply ISSTD Member, Sandy Krippner is co author of a new book which seeks to explore and understand suicide more deeply. With suicide often considered a taboo topic in Western culture, this book aims to break this down with an honest and nonjudgmental examination of the nature of […]

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Creative Space

Poetry: Celebrating Shared Humanity

Fun Fact: March 20 is World Poetry Day. (Yes, I didn’t know this either, until I became Editor of ISSTD News.) United Nations started world poetry day in 1999 to celebrate the shared linguistic traditions of all cultures. They write: “Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, […]

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