Coming Together: Healing from Interpersonal, Systemic and Global Trauma

Asia-Pacific Virtual Conference

We warmly welcome you to join us at the 2021 ISSTD Asia-Pacific Virtual Conference.

Globally, we face unprecedented crises and opportunities for social change. Long standing issues have reached a tipping point. #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo and #TimesUp has focused public attention on the corrosive effects of racial injustice, sexual violation and gender inequality. Responses to domestic violence, institutional abuse, and child sexual exploitation are gaining momentum. These shifts are occurring against a backdrop of climate catastrophe, the COVID-19 pandemic and a global political landscape characterised by stark divisions and hypocrisies. How can the trauma field respond to these issues, simultaneously personal, interpersonal, systemic and political?

Over two days, this conference will discuss how complex trauma and dissociation are being addressed within the Asia-Pacific region and will provide a variety of perspectives on treatment and research.


Programme includes:

  • Colin A. Ross & Hong Wang Fung: Trauma and Dissociation in India, China and the Asia Pacific
  • Patrick Burgess & Galuh Wandita: The Stolen Children of Timor Leste
  • Michael Salter & Sally Stevenson: Fit for Purpose: Designing Systems and Recovery and Healing Services for Women with Lived Experience of Complex Trauma and Dissociation
  • Diane Clare: APEX© – An Effective Model for Treating Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
  • Arianne Struik: Overcoming Barriers to Trauma Treatment with the Sleeping Dogs Method
  • Rick Hohfeler & Kathleen Adams: States of Abject Shame and Self-Loathing: Compartmentalization, Dissociation and Enactments
  • Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts & Kylie Cripps: Implications of Intergenerational Trauma and Systemic Abuse for Australia’s First Nations: Considering the Role of Activism in Healing
  • Bridget McNamara: Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY): An Embodied Intervention for Complex Trauma
  • Adithy, Hvovi Bhagwagar & Karishma Shah Savla: Family Dynamics in Complex Trauma and Dissociation – A Case Series from India

Looking forward to seeing you in online!


When: 9-20 November 2021, 10:00am – 8:00pm AEDT

Where: Online

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