International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Trauma Assessment and Diagnosis SIG



The primary goal of the Trauma Assessment & Diagnosis SIG (TAD-SIG) is to establish a focus within ISTSS to promote increased knowledge about state-of-the-art methods, procedures, and instrumentation in assessing trauma exposure and traumatic stress symptoms. We intend to create a platform for education, collaboration and dissemination, for clinicians and researchers interested in assessment and diagnosis within the traumatic stress field. We conduct our SIG meetings at the annual ISTSS conventions.


Melissa Goldsmith, PhD
Summa Health System

Ateka Contractor
University of North Texas

Student Co-Chair
Malisa Brooks
University of Utah

Trauma Assessment and Diagnosis SIG Listserv Address
Members of the Trauma Assessment and Diagnosis SIG can use the SIG listserv to share information with the full SIG.

“Reference Texts and Relevant Articles” 
Freuh, Grubaugh, Elhai, & Ford (2012)
Assessment and Treatment Planning for PTSD 

Friedman, Keane, & Resick (2014)
Handbook of PTSD, Second Edition: Science and Practice

ISTSS Trauma Assessment Resources