Organizations

Great resources for more effective work with these men

Each of the organizations below has great resources for professionals working with men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.

Sidran Institute — Sidran has a variety of great resources for therapists and other professionals, including customized trainings as well as books, DVDs and videos. They have particular expertise on dissociation and its treatment.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) — “The world’s largest professional membership organization specializing in the field of traumatic stress. It is an international, multidisciplinary organization that promotes the advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma. ISTSS embraces and presents perspectives across races, ethnicities, and cultures.” ISTSS member benefits include paper and electronic subscriptions to the Journal of Traumatic Stress, discounted rates for the ISTSS annual meeting, and free access to the Assessment Resources page of the ISTSS website, which includes adult and child assessment instruments.

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) — “An international, non-profit, professional association organized to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective and empirically based resources and responses to trauma and dissociation.” ISSTD trainings are for clinicians working with clients (at least one while undergoing the training) who suffer from severe dissociative symptoms. Both in-person and distance learning trainings are available.

Trauma Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association — Established in 2006 by researchers, clinicians, educators, and public policy experts. From the website: “We provide a forum for scientific research, professional and public education, and the exchange of collegial support for professional activities related to traumatic stress. By doing so, we facilitate a state-of-the-art response by psychologists and move our understanding of trauma psychology forward. We offer a specifically psychological voice to the interdisciplinary discourse on trauma, blending science, practice, and a commitment to human welfare in our work.”

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