International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Student Activities

The ISTSS 34th Annual Meeting offers numerous ways for students to network and get the most out of their experience. Student-specific events include:

Student Lunch Meeting (Sold Out)

Lunch with ISTSS leadership—includes presentation of the Student Awards
Friday, November 9, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
There is no charge for the student lunch. Students need to register for the lunch as part of their meeting registration, as space is limited. If you have already registered, you can go back in and add the student lunch.

Internship, Postdoc & Graduate Programs Networking Fair

Look for the next step in your career. This is a great networking opportunity.
Friday, November 9, 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Finding an internship or postdoctoral fellowship that features trauma-specific training can be difficult. In an attempt to ease this burden, the Student Section of ISTSS offers this session to provide an opportunity for students to talk with representatives of various internship and/or postdoctoral fellowship programs who offer rotations or specializations in the clinical and/or research aspects of working with trauma. The training programs have the opportunity to recruit potential interns and postdoctoral fellows, while students have the opportunity to locate these programs, meet representatives, and ask any questions they have about the experiences offered and the application process.

This networking event is coordinated by Matthew Luciano, Student Section Chair, and Chelsea Cogan & Anushka Patel, Student Section Vice Chairs. If there are sites you would like to see here in the future, please contact the Student Section leadership.

Confirmed Internship Sites:

VA Boston Healthcare System
Boston, MA (and Greater Boston area)
Get details.
Contact Risa Weisberg

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Ann Arbor, MI
Katherine Porter, Networking Fair Representative
Dr. Jamie Winters, Internship Training Director
Dr. Sexton

G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center
Jackson, MS
Contact Lauren Graves

James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
Tampa, FL
Contact Brittany Davis 

Cincinnati VA Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
Laura Stayton, Networking Fair Representative
Brian Zinnbauer, Internship Training Director

Eastern Oklahoma VA Healthcare System Psychology Internship Program
Tulsa, OK
Patricia Byrd
River Smith

Uniformed Services University
Bethesda, MD 
Contact David S. Riggs, Ph.D

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Houston, Texas
Contact Psychology Training

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
New Orleans, LA
Get details.

Confirmed Postdoc Sites:

VA Boston Healthcare System
Boston, MA (and Greater Boston area)
Get details.
Contact Amy K. Silberbogen

VAMHCS Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Emphasis in PTSD in Returning Veterans
Baltimore, Maryland
Contact Melissa Barone, PsyD

VA VISN 17 Center of Excellence
Waco, Texas
Contact Richard Seim

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Houston, Texas
Contact Psychology Training

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio/STRONG STAR and CAP Research Consortia
Fort Hood, Texas & San Antonio, Texas
Contact Abby Blankenship

James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
Tampa, FL
Contact Brittany Davis