The ISSTD Board is a busy group of members who meet every month for 90 minutes, to oversee the activities of the Society and drive many projects to help our Society grow and develop. Here are some of the newest developments. The Board has been overseeing our regional and annual conference program planning, to continue to provide a wide array of learning opportunities. It may seem far off, but planning has been underway for the 2019 Annual Conference, in New York. There will be a great variety of education and resources. Significant improvements are coming along with our website, so that it is easy to navigate, educational and inspirational. There will be many interesting ways to connect with other ISSTD members and build community. Education and research are essential components of a continuing growth in our field. We are starting several Professional Training Program classes this Fall, both in person and online via teleseminar. Also available are several webinars on a variety of topics, including full-day programs, with continuing education credit. Some examples include:
- June 8th – Dr. Phil Kinsler will be presenting Relational Aspects of Therapy. Register Here!
- July 13th – Dr. Dolores Mosquera presents EMDR and Dissociation: An Introduction to the Progressive Approach. Register Here!
- September 21st – Christine Forner and Mary-Anne Kate bring us a full-day webinar, Dissociation 101 Register Here!
You can register to attend these webinars live, or listen to them later as a recording. On other Board matters: We are currently reviewing submissions for the David Caul Grants and will be announcing winners in June. ISSTD’s new clinical e-journal Frontiers in the Psychotherapy of Trauma & Dissociation has been growing. If you have not already done so, check out the latest edition by logging in to Member’s Corner and clicking on the Frontiers image at the top right of the page. These are the latest headlines of what the Board has been working to provide for trauma clinicians and allied resources around the world. Our next Board meeting will be June 23rd. Further updates will be in ISSTD News in August.