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Membership Programs and Benefits

Special Interest Groups and Affiliated Organizations

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The diverse membership of ISTSS has given rise to numerous Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that bring together members with shared interests. There are approximately 20 SIGs, including Child Trauma, Diversity and Cultural Competence, Pharmacotherapy and Neuroscience, Gender, Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma and Resiliency, Research Methodology, Terrorism, and Early Interventions. SIGs convene during the Annual Meeting and interact throughout the year via online discussion groups that are open exclusively to ISTSS members. Members are encouraged to join existing SIGs and to create SIGs in new, unexplored areas.

Affiliated Organizations

Affiliated traumatic stress organizations offer a range of benefits to ISTSS members, including discounts on dues and conference registrations. Current affiliates are:

  • African Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (AfSTSS)
  • Argentine Society for Psychotrauma (SAPsi)
  • Association de Langue Francaise pour l'Etude du Stress et du Traumatisme (ALFEST)
  • Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS)
  • Canadian Traumatic Stress Studies Network (CTSN)
  • Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft Für Psychotraumatologie (DeGPT)
  • European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS)
  • Japanese Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (JSTSS)

For further information, see the Affiliate Organization page.