ISSTD News

Letter From The President

Life at the Border

This month I had the privilege of visiting the city of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. As one of the keynote speakers at the Trauma and Resilience in the Border Land Conference I was able to see and hear first-hand stories of what is happening at the Border. What I witnessed is both […]

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Regional Conferences

‘Changing Landscapes’ Conference, Otautahi/Christchurch, New Zealand: Early Bird Deadline Approaches

There is just one month to go until the early bird deadline expires on the ISSTD conference in Otautahi/Christchurch, New Zealand: Changing Landscapes – Innovations in the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation. Don’t miss this last chance to join the world’s leaders in complex trauma and dissociation, for a very affordable price. While previous bi-national […]

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Trauma & Dissociation in the News

Prostitution, Modern Sexual Slavery, Sex Trafficking and Bondage of the Human Mind: A Reflection Regarding Our Times

Other than TV, the first time I heard about sex for hire, I was sixteen years old. I had just interviewed for my first job. During the interview, I quickly decided that I was not interested in the advertised role of emptying vender machines. As I was preparing to leave the interviewer said, “I have […]

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Committee Spotlight

Committee Spotlight: UN Taskforce

These past months have been busy times for our ISSTD activity at the U.N. On April 29, 2019 we (Karen Hopenwasser, Ariel Lublin and Robert Schwab) participated in a day long activity, Interactive Multi-Stakeholder Hearing on Universal Health Coverage. We submitted a jointly written statement with the Committee on Mental Health on the necessity of […]

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Kid's Korner

Therapy with Dissociated Youth, Using the STAR Model

Treating dissociation at times can feel like groping around in the dark. We know we are in the right ballpark, but every session can be an act of straining to interpret and understand what is being presented. Ever since I started doing treatment and parenting as a therapeutic foster parent, I wanted desperately to have […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

Trauma Workshop Series at Sheppard Pratt Health System The Trauma Disorders Program is delighted to begin the Trauma Workshop Series at Sheppard Pratt Health System this September. The first speaker, on September 6, 2019, is Robert Ursano, M.D. former chair of psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. […]

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