ISTSS is an international, interdisciplinary professional organization dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about preventing and treating the consequences of traumatic stress. We are the world’s largest and most authoritative professional society focused on traumatic stress.
ISTSS is a truly international organization in which theory, research, clinical strategies, and public policy initiatives are shared across cultural and political boundaries. As an interdisciplinary professional organization, ISTSS fosters connections across the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, social work and counseling and includes specialists focused on trauma from many fields, including medicine, nursing, law, journalism and religion.
ISTSS members are professionals in a variety of settings around the world, including public and private health care facilities, private practice, universities, and research centers. Over the past 25 years, ISTSS has incubated and fostered development of traumatic stress measures and treatments that are widely disseminated – helping trauma survivors all over the world.
ISTSS is also the world’s leading provider of continuing professional education on traumatic stress, most of which is available online ISTSS activities ensure that mental health professionals in all disciplines and any country have access to cutting-edge, effective treatments to help trauma survivors.