How to Get Involved with ISTSS
There are many ways for ISTSS members to participate actively in the
life of the Society and many reasons to get involved including: develop
relationships and network with colleagues with shared interests, build a
domain of expertise, contribute to the field of traumatic stress
studies, and enrich your professional career through involvement in
is my professional home. I love connecting with others who 'get it'
about trauma and traumatic stress"
"The chance to
engage with clinicians who work in other parts of the world, or with
people who have experienced different types of trauma, has been so
valuable to my own clinical work."
"At the first
ISTSS meeting I ever attended, I struck up a conversation with someone
who was presenting a poster--that conversation turned into a long-term
collaboration and friendship!"
ISTSS members work together in SIGs addressing a wide
variety of topics and interests in the trauma field, such as Complex
Trauma, Child Trauma, Military Trauma, Early Intervention, or Trauma and
Substance Use. 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.
- Volunteer to serve on a committee
activities and programs depend on the work of an array of standing
committees and time-limited task forces. Serving on a committee or task
force requires regular commitment of time and energy, and offers a
chance to be of assistance to the Society while getting to know other
Traumatic StressPoints is a vehicle
for rapid dissemination of news, recent advances, issues, controversies,
concerns, or innovations in research or applied contexts. The newsletter
is published on the Web six times/year, and reaches the entire ISTSS
membership and other interested professionals.
Before the meeting: