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Learn about state-of-the-art treatments for PTSD
Access the latest research and learn new skills
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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 Member Benefits
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
ISTSS Regular Members are invited to sign up for the ISTSS
Clinician Directory today. We encourage you to take advantage of this
new member benefit which will be accessible on the ISTSS website.
Download the ISTSS Membership Brochure
- Subscription to the Journal of Traumatic Stress. 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 www.tandfonline.com/wcat
- Discounted rates for ISTSS
continuing education courses and materials
- Traumatic 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 Web site,
which includes easy access to full-text articles in the Journal of
Traumatic Stress, and an online directory of all members. This
invaluable resource is an instant connection to an extensive network of
Full access to resources on the ISTSS Web site - including
adult and child assessment instruments, treatment manuals and other
validated tools to assist the busy clinician and researcher. Background
information is available to all site visitors but full access to these
resources through ISTSS is only available to members.
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.