To all our members and guests:

1)  Under the Resources tab, we've added a special section to our website which provides professional and client resources related to COVID-19.  In addition, throughout the site you will find information on how the global pandemic is impacting our schedule of events for the remainder of this year. Finally, during this difficult time, please feel free to share your thoughts via a blog on our site!

2)  Also under the Resources tab, we are building a new tab on our site called "Racism and Trauma", which contains resources around dealing with emotional trauma related to racial injustice.  We will be adding to this tab regularly, so check back often.


The New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD) is devoted to providing education, training, and resources on the effective treatment of psychological trauma, complex trauma and dissociation.

Founded in 1984, NESTTD is incorporated as a nonprofit organization. The society has its headquarters in Massachusetts and has members from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives

In keeping with our goal to support Black lives, to work towards becoming an antiracist organization and our promise to you, our valued members,  the NESTTD Board and committee members have written a Statement of Solidarity with Black lives.  You may read the statement here.
In the coming months I will be sharing with you progress we have made as we continue our work with DEI consulting firm, Visions, inc., and an update on the Action Steps we posted earlier this Fall which will include a new Mission and Vision Statement(s).
We welcome your feedback and ask, as time allows, to join us as we continue to create a more racially and socially just NESTTD.
Wishing you a season of hope, health and peace,
Warm Regards,
Deborah Hughes, LICSW
NESTTD Board President

Special Notice:  Impact of COVID-19 on our programs 

While we understand that one of the greatest benefits our organization provides is the ability to network with each other in person,  we believe it is more important to protect the health and safety of our participants and presenters.  As a result, all of our 2020-2021 programs will be conducted virtually via the Zoom platform.  We are hopeful that we will be able to resume in-person programs in September of 2021.

Upcoming Events


Need a referral?  Check out our searchable directory,  Find-A-Therapist

Board Meeting Highlights

Find out what our NESTTD Board is focusing on here!

We'd love to hear from  you!  Want to post a blog on our site?  We welcome blogs from our members and guests, subject to our internal reviews.  We'd especially like to hear how you are dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on your professional and personal lives.  Please email submissions to  

Upcoming Board Meetings

All Board and committee members are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to and materials/zoom link will be provided.

Sunday, January 24th. 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 20th. 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Membership in NESTTD

We'd love to have you join us by becoming a member of NESTTD.  Access unique website features available only to members, enjoy networking opportunities with other mental health clinicians, be eligible for early sign-ups for our workshops, and receive reduced prices for our programs and workshops, including at least two half-day sessions. 

A Special Invitation to our BIPOC Colleagues

In keeping with our commitment and vision to become an Anti-Racist Organization, the Board and Committee Members of NESTTD are in a process of change and growth.    As a part of this ongoing process and as a measure of Invitation and Solidarity with Black lives, NESTTD will be eliminating fees (Membership and Programs) for the 2020-2021 season for our colleagues who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
Please note this change on our Membership and Program(s) Registration Form.  If our BIPOC participants have already paid for a Membership or Registered for one of our Programs, we apologize for the inconvenience in the timing of this announcement.  For your refund, please contact our Member Services Director, Meredith Branagan at:

Apply for Membership Online

For our Members

Members Area

Enjoy a special section of our website devoted that's just for members!

Coffee Times

Join your fellow members to share ideas, encourage and support each other, and have a cup of coffee!  Our next coffee times is on Saturday, February 13, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.  Put on your warm socks and join us!

Zoom link:   Coffee Times Link  PW  603746

Workshop Handouts

Workshop handouts that have been approved for sharing by the presenter may be found in the Members Area of the website after logging in.

Video Library

NESTTD has made available to its members the “Mining the Treasures of our Membership” video series. The series focuses on members of our community who have not been NESTTD presenters and are held in high regard for his or her contribution in the area(s) of leadership, teaching, training, trauma theory, or innovations of clinical practice. 

To access these videos, please log in at the left and go to the Members Area using the side navigation bar. Click on Video Library and follow the instructions to view the videos. We hope you enjoy this series.

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