Students & Emerging Professionals

Emerging Professional Member Challenges Racialized Trauma: An Interview with Francesca Maximé

CC: Hi Francesca. Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and the work that you do? FM: I’m a Haitian-Dominican Italian-American trauma-informed somatic psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, antiracism educator, and relational life coach. I work with adults, couples, groups and organizations/leadership teams to understand how our neural programming, early caregiver experiences, adaptive attachment […]

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Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight

Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight – September 2020

Are you passionate about clinician/researcher self-care and wellness? If so, this may be the right fit for you! This month, the volunteer opportunity spotlight shines on an opportunity to volunteer with the ISSTD’s Vicarious Trauma Special Interest Group (SIG).  The Vicarious Trauma SIG focuses on building awareness and deepening the understanding of the impact of […]

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Letter From The President

August 2020 – Committee Developments in ISSTD

Dear fellow ISSTD Members, I hope things are still going well with everyone. In the last few months there have been several committee developments in ISSTD, which will hopefully spur ISSTD to even greater heights. On the financial side, an overarching Grants Committee will oversee the work of the sub-committees that disburse specific ISSTD funds. […]

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use – August 2020

Restoring the Shattered Self: Second Edition Now Available Christian Trauma Counsellors find themselves straddling two worlds: they need to be both psychologically informed and trained, while also cognisant of their faith and that of their clients. Many find they need specialist training and literature to support them in this. ISSTD Member, Heather Davediuk Gingrich has […]

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Call for Nominations for 2021 Board of Directors

This time every year the ISSTD seeks out engaged, energetic, and creative members who would like to be nominated for the positions available on the Board of Directors. These positions allow members to move into a leadership role and stamp their own ideas and vision on the ISSTD through direct engagement with other Board members […]

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Training & Education

ISSTD Receives ASWB Accreditation

The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation has been approved as an Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Provider. This approval allows ISSTD to offer ACE credits for social workers participating in ISSTD courses, webinars, and virtual conferences. For information about available credits for specific trainings, please see the […]

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Board Briefs

Your Quarterly Board Update

As we move through this unusual period, The ISSTD has responded by sharpening our focus on a greater global need to address disenfranchised communities who are affected by trauma. Trauma can involve race, religion, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geographic location and other facets of our humanity. We are answering the call to step up in […]

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Committee Spotlight

Finance Committee

Hello again from ISSTD’s Finance Committee! It’s hard to believe that yet another year has passed since my last update. I am pleased to share with you where we’ve been over the past year and where we’re headed in 2021 and beyond. When I wrote this column last August, I said we’d be doing the […]

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