Dear NESTTD Members and Friends,
As President of NESTTD, I have an interest in co-creating ways to strengthen and enhance our NESTTD community. My wish is to co-create a forum in which to share our experience and knowledge across disciplines and modalities. I believe that within the richness of our membership lies the potential for significant contributions to the theory and clinical practice of trauma treatment today. What an exciting time to be a trauma therapist!
On behalf of the Board and myself I want to extend a warm welcome to both new and returning members. To those whose curiosity has been piqued by what NESTTD has to offer, I believe you will find NESTTD to be a warm and welcoming group representing a range of disciplines and preferences for treatment modalities. The common thread throughout is our commitment to quality professional education for the identification and treatment of trauma and dissociation.
As Members, your ongoing involvement with NESTTD is essential to the well-being of our organization and to the quality of your community experience. Your support and endorsement, combined with the efforts of our various Committees, has resulted in the co-construction of a financially stable organization of over 300 members! “Our” is the operative word here. We are NESTTD and NESTTD is you.
We welcome your input and your participation in all forms: vision, preferences, and feedback. There are a number of opportunities that invite your participation in NESTTD. Suggesting potential speakers, writing a review of a presentation, helping to organize a networking lunch, honing our online communication and networking skills, joining a committee, or being a liaison to a New England state or area, are among the possibilities. Please contact me if you’re interested in being more involved.
Above all, we welcome you! I'd love to get to know all of you this year, so if we haven't met, please come say "hi."
With warm regards,
Barbara Phillips, PhD, LICSW - firstname.lastname@example.org
and the NESTTD Board