Coming Events


Survivorship offers a monthly webinar series given by therapists and survivors. They are open to the general public, not just to Survivorship members. Full descriptions of the webinars and registration information is found at

“Do you have a narrow view of journaling?”
Saturday, August 27

“Memory and Survivors”
Saturday, September 17

Recordings of webinars from August of 2009 to the present are available for free to Survivorship members. Information on becoming a member is at


1. 16th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma “Linking Research, Policy, and Practice.” Affiliated trainings are September 9 – 10 and the conference itself is September 11 – 14 in San Diego, CA.

For information, contact or see the brochure at

2. Izzy’s Promise (formerly Tayside Ritual Abuse Support and Helpline Project) is giving a conference to celebrate its tenth anniversary. It will be held at 1 Victoria Road, Dundee, Scotland on November 3. The principal speaker will be Laurie Matthew. Their website is

Contact Joseph Lumbasi at for registration information.

3. ISSTD 28th Annual Conference. 
”Complex Trauma and Dissociation across the Life Span: Core competencies in training and research.” The conference itself is November 5 – 7 and the pre-conference is November 3 – 4, in Montréal, Canada. Conference information is at

4. The European Society for Trauma and Dissociation
“Reaching for Relationship: An attachment-based approach to work with dissociation.” November 12 – 13, York, England
E-mail for information.


4 thoughts on “Coming Events

    1. Thank you for the offer, but I don’t plan to publish other people’s pieces. For some time I had considered pulling together my writing into a book. A blog, though, is cheaper and easier and hopefully accessible to more people. Perhaps in the future I will do a blog with other survivors’ work.

  1. How clever of psychotic patients to trick their doctors into thinking they were neurotic! In days gone by probably few people knew the difference.

    I think that psychiatric name-calling has no place in therapy, and there are so many nasty or just plain unnecessary names that are applied to trauma surviors. DSM-III and IV, I believe, both eliminated the need for additional descriptors. If a person was MPD or DID, there was no need to apply any diagnoses that were subcategories of the dissociative disorder.

    Different personalities can look like they are obsessive compulsive or manic or depressive. Perhaps they are called psychotic because of their child-like, overly concrete thinking. I feel terrible for anybody who gets labeled borderline. Talk about the bottom of the pecking order…and I too have never collected that label.


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