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2016 Board of Directors Candidate Nominations

Nominations are being accepted now through Monday, 23 November 2015. Elections will follow shortly after the Call for Nominations closes. Please review the current openings listed below. 


Board Member Role and Responsibilities
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current Board of directors

 Open Positions and Terms:
     President-ElectOne year, followed by a one-year term as President, and then a one-year term as Immediate Past President.
(one opening)


Three years starting 1 January 2015. May hold two consecutive terms. (one opening)

     Director MemberThree years starting 1 January 2015. May hold two consecutive terms.(4 openings)

The Nomination Process - Getting Started & Procedures:

To recommend yourself for nomination to one of the positions, two ISSTD members must write an endorsement of your candidacy. The endorsements should include your current CV, professional activities, current and past ISSTD involvement, and a statement why you have an interest in serving on the Board of Directors.

To recommend a colleague for nomination you must contact that person to ensure that he or she will run for office if chosen as a candidate by the Nominating Committee. You must also recruit another ISSTD member who supports the person’s candidacy. Both of you must submit a written endorsement that includes the candidate’s current CV, professional activities, ISSTD involvement, and reasons why he or she would be a productive member of the Board of Director. 

ISSTD is seeking individuals who are:

  • Current members of ISSTD who have sustained membership for at least the past 3 consecutive years
  • Dependable and hard working
  • Known for their ethical practice in the field of trauma and dissociation

Highly-rated nominees:

  • Work and play well with others
  • Work well as part of a team and are able build a consensus
  • Have a history of ISSTD committee membership or participation in other ISSTD activities
  • Have an interest in the overall well-being and growth of ISSTD, not just in particular projects
  • Are committed to working hard to ensure the future of ISSTD
  • Have previous non-profit organization board experience
  • Have no conflicts of interest

DOWNLOAD THIS CANDIDATE NOMINATION FORM AND SUBMIT TO THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE (email: [email protected]) by the extended deadline of 23 november 2015:


When a candidate has been informed of and has accepted his/her nomination, s/he must submit this form to the nominating committee (email [email protected]) by the extended deadline of 23 november 2015:


 additional requirements for candidacy:

  • (i) Candidates who are elected must attend the in person Board of Directors meeting at the annual conference each year of their term. The next in person Board Meeting is scheduled in San Francisco, CA, USA on Wednesday, 30 March 2016.
  • (ii) Elected candidates must become familiar with current ISSTD issues before attending the Board of Directors meeting at the ISSTD Annual Conference. An orientation conference call will be announced post-election and prior to this first board meeting.
  • (iii) Elected candidates must have email access in order to stay involved in online exchanges with the Board of Directors.


  • The Nominating Committee will review all candidates recommended for the open positions and will submit those recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval as the slate of nominees for member vote.
  • Information obtained in the Nominated Candidate Profile Form, will be made available to the membership for review in the Members Only Corner of the ISSTD website.
  • The membership will receive email notification that the poll is open for voting.

All recommendations for nomination must be received at ISSTD headquarters by Monday, 23 November 2015 to be considered for the 2016-2018 term. Send all forms to:

ISSTD :: 8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor :: McLean, VA 22102
Fax: 703-610-0234
Email: [email protected]

Address all additional questions about the nominations process to:

Philip J. Kinsler, PhD, ABPP, FAAFP (USA)
Immediate Past President
Chair, Nominating Committee

ISSTD 2015 Nominating Committee
Chair: Philip J. Kinsler, PhD, ABPP, FAAFP (USA)
Su Baker, EdD (Canada)
Steve Gold, PhD (Florida, USA)
Mary-Anne Kate, PhD candidate (Australia)
Adah Sachs, PhD (United Kingdom)
Paula Thomson, PhD ( USA)

professional training:

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ISSTD Center for Advanced Studies in Trauma and Dissociation
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