ISSTD Virtual Book Club - Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation

Feb 17, 2020 09:00am -
Aug 31, 2020 12:00pm

Event Description

Welcome to the ISSTD Virtual Book Club Registration Page

Dear Members,

Please join us for our next Virtual Book Club, discussing:


Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation - Evolving perspectives on Severe Psychopathology
Edited by Moskowitz A, Dorahy MJ, Scafer I. Second Edition


This comprehensive second edition attempts to fill the gaps in our understanding of the complexities of trauma and dissociation and their relevance to psychosis. Compiled by a group of world recognised and highly experienced clinicians, researchers and teachers in the field of trauma and dissociation, this book covers history, research, clinical aspects and the emerging evidence of the role of trauma in mental illness. That psychosis cannot any longer be viewed as “incomprehensible phenomena unconnected to a person’s life experiences” is put forward with unmistakable coherence, yet deserving of discussion that will enable us to improve our understanding, enhance our clinical skills and therefore our therapeutic approach. We are not discussing the research chapters, as that may not be subscribed to as much as the rest of the book, which is understandable.


We hope to meet virtually with many of the authors over the first half of this year, in what promises to be an interesting, educational and clinically invigorating enterprise. 


We would love for you all to share this VBC with us.


Preliminary Schedule of Discussions

7/15-7/19--Howell Ch. 6

7/20-7/26--Moskowitz Chs. 7,8

7/30-8/1--Brand Ch. 22

8/3-8/7--Blizard Ch. 23

8/10-8/14 Sinason Ch. 26

8/20-8/22 Dorahy Ch. 18

Rick Hohfeler and Joan Haliburn
ISSTD Virtual Book Club Moderators

The virtual book club is conducted online through a discussion platform which will allow participants in all parts of the world to participate at times that are convenient for them. Discussion will be led by our moderators Rick Hohfeler and Joan Haliburn along with the authors and editors of the book. 

This is for ISSTD Members Only. If you are not yet a member and are interested in joining, please visit: ISSTD Membership page

Event Type:Book Club
Early registration ends on Jan 12, 2020.
Regular registration starts on Jan 13, 2020 and ends on Feb 17, 2020.
Late registration starts on Feb 18, 2020.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)



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