Importance of Considering Culture in the Definition of Traumatic Stressors

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The importance of addressing culture in the definition of traumatic stressors (Caspi, Ghafoori, Smith, & Contractor, 2013) and in the understanding of their short and long-term impact (Ghafoori, Caspi, Contractor, & Smith, 2014), is further accentuated in the cross-cultural examination of help-seeking practices, barriers to health-care, and the appropriateness and effectiveness of trauma treatment methods. Read More... 

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Time to Study Traumatic Flashbacks?

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In the early days of PTSD most traumatologists considered intrusive memories of specific stressful events to be a distinctive symptom but we now know they are found in most forms of psychopathology (Brewin, Gregory, Lipton, & Burgess, 2010). Instead, evidence is gradually accumulating that it is the reliving in the present that distinguishes intrusive memories in PTSD from those in other disorders (Brewin, 2013; Brewin et al., 2010). Read More...


Resilience after Trauma: from surviving to thriving

Be sure to read the newest volume of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology, which features highlights from the 2013 ISTSS annual meeting focused on resilience. The thematic cluster of articles, organized by Nugent, Sumner, and Amstadter, reflects contributions from the 2014 plenary talks and can be found under the heading- Resilience and Trauma.

Upcoming Events

 
October 17 - 19, 2014
Post-Traumatic Stress: State of the Art Research and
Clinical Implications for China
Hangzhou, China
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November 6 - 8, 2014
ISTSS 30th Annual Meeting - Healing Lives and Communities: Addressing the Effects of Childhood Trauma Across the Life Span
Florida, USA
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November 5 - 7, 2015
ISTSS 31st Annual Meeting -  Back to Basics: Integrating Clinical and Scientific Knowledge to Advance the Field of Trauma
Louisiana, USA

 

GLOBAL ISTSS CONFERENCE

Post-Traumatic Stress: State of the Art Research and Clinical Implications for China

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October 17 - 19, 2014 in Hangzhou, China Download the Preliminary Program and Registration Form for Non-Chinese Attendees Today 

ISTSS Mission Statement

ISTSS is an international, interdisciplinary professional organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about traumatic stress. This knowledge includes:

  • Understanding the scope and consequences of traumatic exposure
  • Preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their consequences
  • Advocating for the field of traumatic stress

 

ISTSS FACTS

  • Founded in 1985
  • Over 2,400 members
  • Members are from 50 countries
  • Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois (USA)