is an ISSTD Component Study Group?
An ISSTD Component Study Group is
a local or regional group or organization whose mission is
consistent with the mission of the ISSTD, i.e., furthering
the understanding of, clinical work with, and research and
teaching concerning trauma, dissociation and dissociative disorders.
A Component Study Group must meet at least
four times a year (Regional Component Societies must meet at
least once a year).
Membership of a Component Group is open
to at those persons who are eligible to be Members, Student
Members, or Retired Members of the ISSTD, i.e., health and mental
health professionals or individuals interested in the study
of dissociative disorders.
Join a Component Group?
Various reasons for joining (or starting)
an ISSTD Component Study Group have been shared by members.
Some of these are as follows. The Study Group provides its
Information which furthers their knowledge
and understanding of dissociation and dissociative disorders.
Information which keeps them abreast of recent
developments in the field of trauma, dissociation and dissociative
Access to a group-owned library of articles,
conference tapes, and other relevant materials, including the
ISSTD Journal of Trauma and Dissociation.
Collegial/peer support in working in this
Access to peers knowledgeable in the field
with whom consultation may occur.
Access to the newly developing resource manual
that provides a variety of ideas found to be helpful by those
who have been involved in successful Component Groups across
a Local ISSTD Component Study Group
The ISSTD web site now has a means
for you to announce the existence of your ISSTD Component Study
Group or to determine whether such a group exists in your area.
Check this page and look for a group in your area, click
Your Component Group on the ISSTD Web Site
In order to assist potential members in determining
whether an ISSTD Component Study Group already exists in your
area, register your group by clicking on the link: "Register
Your ISSTD Component Group."
a Group in Your Location
To determine whether an ISSTD Component Study
Group already exists and is meeting in your area, check the
group list for your area.
an ISSTD Component Study Group
If there is no group already existing in
your location and you wish to start one, contact the ISSTD
Headquarters for information on how to do this at: 703/610-9037
or email: email@example.com.