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Election/Poll Results - 15 October 2013

The membership voted and approved the directors listed below, and approved a revision to the ISSTD Bylaws per recommendations from the Board of Directors.

Congratulations to our newly elected ISSTD Board Members. Three-Year Term of Office begins January 1, 2014.

 Lynette Danylchuk, Ph.D.

PRESIDENT ELECT:  Lynette Danylchuk, Ph.D.

Current Professional Activities:  Lynette Danylchuk lives in San Mateo, California in the USA (near San Francisco), has been in private practice for the past 28 years, and is now spending more time teaching and writing. Over the years, she has worked with war veterans, survivors of physical, sexual, emotional abuse, kidnapping, sex trafficking, and severe neglect. She has chaired dissertation committees, supervised doctoral interns, taught workshops for groups, and worked with her county’s trauma-informed task force to put on two annual conferences and many small group trauma-informed learning sessions.

  Christine Forner, MSWTREASURER: Christine Forner, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Current Professional Activities: Christine Forner lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is the owner, lead therapist and supervisor in private practice at Associated Counselling. Christine has over 14 years of clinical experience specializing in working with individuals with Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Traumatic Dissociation, Developmental Trauma, Dissociative Disorders. Christine has also taught locally and at an international level on the issue of Trauma and Traumatic Dissociation. Christine’s master's thesis concentrated on Creative Meditation techniques and the relationship between mindfulness and dissociative disorders.
  Adah Sachs, M.A.Director: Adah Sachs, MA

Current Professional Activities: Adah Sachs, lives in United Kingdom, has been practicing since 1994, and is a UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Her first encounter with DID occurred while working in a psychiatric hospital that had never (to date) made this diagnosis. Like many DID specialists, she has ‘learned on the job,' struggling between confusion, mistakes, misdiagnosis, anxiety and sleepless nights. Gradually, her interest, understanding and commitment to this field deepened, and in 2004 she left the hospital to work at the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, one of the only two UK specialist NHS providers for the diagnosis and treatment of DID.

She has since carried out nearly a hundred teaching session, lectures, training days and conference papers, in the UK and internationally, and she assesses and supervises extensively. This includes risk assessments for offenders with DID and expert witness reports to the court. She also has contributed numerous book chapters, journal articles and a co-edited book. Her main interest is in the dynamics of on-going, intergenerational abuse and their implications for treatment.

  Victor Welzant, Psy.D.Director: Victor Welzant, Psy.D.
Current Professional Activities: Victor Welzant is located in Baltimore Maryland, USA, and his current professional activities include providing psychotherapy, supervision, and consultation in a private practice setting. The focus of his clinical work has been the treatment of clients with Dissociative and Post Traumatic conditions since 1991. Additionally, he serves as the director of education for a nonprofit crisis intervention organization, providing trauma training for professional development. His commitment to serving clients with trauma disorders infuses and energizes all aspects of his professional life.

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