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Membership Categories


Regular Membership

Regular membership is open to all lay and professional persons. Regular members can choose whether they want access to the Journal of Traumatic Stress in both print and electronic formats or, at a discount, in electronic format only.


Early Career Professional Membership

A reduced membership fee is available to early career professionals who have graduated with a degree less than three years ago are eligible. Early Career Professional regular members enjoy all membership benefits.


Student Membership

A reduced membership fee is available to students who are enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree. Student regular members enjoy all membership benefits.


Retired Membership

ISTSS offers a retired member category; for more information on criteria, pricing and eligibility, or to apply to become a Retired member, contact headquarters via email at istss@istss.org. Individuals that are at least 65 years of age and have maintained regular member status in ISTSS for seven or more consecutive years or are at least 62 years of age and have maintained regular member status in ISTSS for ten or more consecutive years are eligible to transition to the retired member category. Retired members will enjoy all Regular member benefits.


Membership Discounts for the International Community

ISTSS offers sliding scale membership rates, based on country of residency.


Affiliate Membership (Regular, Early Career Profesional and Student)

Current members of official ISTSS Affiliate Societies (ALFEST, ASTSS CPA TSS, DeGPT, ESTSS, JSTSS and SAPsi) are invited to join ISTSS at a reduced rate. ISTSS Affiliate Regular Members are eligible to vote, serve on committees and hold office in the organization.

Corresponding Membership

Corresponding Membership is FREE to individuals in an African country.  Eligible individuals must not have a prior connection to ISTSS or to the organizations that partner with ISTSS. (ALFEST, ASTSS, CPA TSS, DeGPT, ESTSS, JSTSS, SAPsi or AsianSTSS). Click here to join ISTSS as a Corresponding Member.

Corresponding Membership is valid January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

Corresponding Members receive access to the membership directory on the ISTSS website; will receive relevant broadcast email announcements and reminders; have access to Traumatic StressPoints newsletter; the opportunity to participate as a member of ISTSS Committees and Special Interest Groups (SIGs); is eligible to nominate (self or other) for ISTSS grants and awards; is eligible to receive ISTSS grants and awards and the opportunity to submit names of ISTSS Regular Members for consideration by the Nominations Committee to stand for election to the Board of Directors.

Membership Rates

ISTSS offers a number of membership options to meet your individual needs.

  • Regular Member (with print journal and electronic access) - $225
  • Regular Member (electronic journal only) - $205
  • Early Career Professional Member (with print and electronic journal access) - $130
  • Early Career Professional Member (with electronic journal only) - $110
  • Student Member (with print journal and electronic access) - $95
  • Student Member (electronic journal only) - $75
  • Corresponding Member (limited benefits) - $0

For current members of ISTSS Affiliate Societies

  • Regular Member (with print journal and electronic access) - $184
  • Regular Member (electronic journal only) - $164
  • Early Career Professional Member (with print and electronic journal access) - $108
  • Early Career Professional Member (with electronic journal only) - $88
  • Student Member (with print journal and electronic access) - $80
  • Student Member (electronic journal only) - $60

We also offer sliding scale membership rates, based on country of residence.

Apply for Membership online today, or print an application and fax to 847-480-9282.

Download the ISTSS Membership Brochure