The ISTSS Internet and Technology (I&T) Special Interest Group (SIG) is a forum for researchers, clinicians, and educators with an interest or expertise in all things associated with the Internet and technology. It is understood that I&T are tools to facilitating work and social networking. The I&T SIG is especially interested in how these tools can and do help traumatized or help understand them. Therefore the I&T SIG promotes interdisciplinary dialogue, special projects, and research on the interface between I&T and trauma.
Some History: The I&T SIG is among the oldest, being established with the first group of SIGs by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). It has sponsored sessions early in its history.
New Beginning: We are especially interested in becoming a valued resource for new and younger ISTSS members and students. Plans are underway to establish social networking web sites, a Twitter network, and other efforts to promote interaction among I&T SIG members.
Chair: Prof. Charles R. Figley, PhD, The Paul Henry Kurzweg, MD, Distinguished Chair in Disaster, Mental Health, Fulbright Scholar, Tulane University Graduate School of Social Work Professor, Editor of Traumatology.
Web site: www.charlesfigley.com