Regional Conferences

Christchurch Conference a Huge Success

For Australian and New Zealand therapists, and many other international visitors, this has been a big month with the ISSTD bi-annual Australia-New Zealand conference being held in Ōtautahi/Christchurch from 22-24 November, a culmination of two years of planning. For many of us, this conference was not just professionally educational, but also personally moving. While the […]

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Special Interest Groups

TAY/Emerging Adult SIG

The TAY/ Emerging Adult SIG is a special interest group for members of ISSTD who are interested in the treatment of complex trauma in Transitional Age Youth (TAY), generally defined as clients between 18 to 24 years old. This group has specific developmental needs, as brains are still developing and they are working to understand […]

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Letter From The President

A True Milestone For the ISSTD

As I write this note, I am currently attending the European Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation’s biannual conference in Rome. I am finding this conference from our sister society to be full of interesting information, different perspectives, and new ideas. If you have never attended one of these conferences, I would highly […]

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News You Can Use

New Complex Trauma Clinical Guidelines Launched

Blue Knot Foundation, Australia’s National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma has launched new clinical guidelines for the treatment of complex trauma. Written by ISSTD members, Dr Cathy Kezelman AM and Pam Stavropoulos PhD, these clinical guidelines update the original ground-breaking and internationally acclaimed clinical guidelines, which were published in 2012. The original guidelines were […]

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Center for Advanced Studies in Trauma & Dissociation

ISSTD Seeks New PTP Administrator

Professional Training Program Administrator Reports to: Executive Director and PTP Chair by authority of the ISSTD Board of Directors Summary: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Administrator provides support on all professional training offerings. Primary Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of the administrator include, but are not limited to: Act as liaison between faculty, […]

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ISSTD Offers New Organizational Membership Category

The ISSTD created the Organizational Membership category as part of our ongoing efforts to increase awareness about trauma and dissociation in the mental health community. There are four categories of organizational membership that provide a range of benefits. All our Organizational Membership packages include: individual membership for 3-5 individuals, subscription to the Journal of Trauma […]

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Spreading the Word

ISSTD Member Spreading the Word about Racialized Trauma

Spreading the Word is a feature of ISSTD News where we focus on the work of people who aim to spread the word about trauma and dissociation to the broader community. In this edition of Spreading the Word I interview Francesca Maximé who is a Haitian-Dominican Italian-American Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), IMTA accredited and certified […]

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UN Task Force

ISSTD Marks World Mental Health Day at the United Nations

Thursday, October 10, 2019 was World Mental Health Day. The focus this year was suicide prevention. Around the world people organized to educate and disseminate information about suicide prevention. At the U.N. in New York City the NGO Committee on Mental Health, along with co-sponsors, which included ISSTD, presented an outstanding program of speakers and […]

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