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Learn about state-of-the-art treatments for PTSD
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Represent your community and bring home the latest information
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Challenge old perspectives and stimulate new thinking
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What is ISTSS?
ISTSS is the world's premier professional membership organization
specializing in the field of traumatic stress. It is an international,
multidisciplinary organization that promotes the advancement and
exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma. ISTSS embraces and
presents perspectives across races, ethnicities, and cultures.
Our mission includes understanding the scope and consequences of
traumatic exposure, preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their
consequences, and advocating for the field of traumatic stress. In
addition to providing direct benefits to members, ISTSS represents the
interests of members to other national and international organizations.
These include the United Nations and the Dart Center for Journalism
& Trauma, which is dedicated to improving media coverage of trauma,
conflict and tragedy.
Who are we?
Our members include psychologists, psychiatrists, social
workers, nurses, counselors, researchers, administrators, advocates,
journalists, clergy and others with an interest in the effects,
treatment and study of traumatic stress.
ISTSS members come from a variety of settings around the world,
including public and private health facilities, private practice,
universities, research foundations, government agencies and
ISTSS Regular Member Benefits
NEW Traumatic Stress
e-NewsBrief. Published electronically bi-weekly digest of
news related to traumatic stress from media outlets around the world.
Directory. Members have the option to be listed in the
Clinician Directory on the ISTSS website that receives
300,000+ visitors per month.
Download the ISTSS Membership Brochure
- Subscription to the Journal of Traumatic
Stress (JTS). Published
bi-monthly, JTS is the leading source in the traumatic stress
field. Members have electronic access to prepublication articles,
the current issue, and an archive of past issues.
There is no subscription or fee required for online access to
the Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
. To access go to
- Discounted rates for ISTSS
continuing education webinars, expert trainings and Advanced
Training Certificate Program
StressPoints online newsletter. Published
electronically bi-monthly, StressPoints
connects members with news from the field and our organization.
Access to the "Members Only" section of the ISTSS Website,
which includes diagnostic scales and a searchable
membership directory of members. This invaluable resource is an
instant connection to an extensive network of trauma experts.
Access to "Members Only" online resources - including
adult and child assessment instruments, treatment manuals and other
validated tools to assist the busy clinician and researcher.
Discounts on use of the ISTSS Career Center
. Members can use this
Web-based resource to advertise positions and obtain resumes of
potential candidates at substantially reduced cost. Job-seekers may post
their resume for employers to view.
Discounts on selected publications from Taylor and Francis, a
leading source of trauma journals and texts.
Eligibility for recognition and awards presented by ISTSS to
individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field.