Advanced Training Certificate Program
The ISTSS Certificate Program offers the unique opportunity for participants to further their training in traumatic stress through a course of workshops and lectures from world-renowned clinical and research experts. ISTSS is home to leading clinicians and researchers who are experts in a wide span of topics relate to traumatic stress. This certificate program capitalizes on their expertise to provide a personalized training program for clinicians and researchers who desire advanced training in this field.
ISTSS awards a certificate of completion for this program. This is NOT a certification.
Participants can choose from an array of online workshops across six core subject areas*:
Psychological Treatment of PTSD
Working with Specialized Populations
Neurological and Pharmacological Treatment of PTSD
Human Rights and Ethical Issues
Psychological Treatment of Trauma-Related Disorders
Methodological Issues in Traumatic Stress Research
* Each course must be purchased separately. When purchasing a course, you must select the option "With CE Credit". The non-member, $50 certificate fee does not include individual course fees.
To encourage breadth of training, participants must complete at least one workshop from at least four different categories. One of these categories must be either Psychological Treatment of PTSD or Psychological Treatment of Trauma-Related Disorders. A total of 21 credits must be earned to complete the program. To encourage depth of training, participants are expected to further delve into one or more of these domains, taking additional workshops. This combination allows for a personalized training experience that will match the needs of a wide range of professionals.
Who is eligible?
This program is open to both members and non-members.
Participants must hold a minimum of a BA or BS in a mental health discipline (e.g., Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Health and Human Services, Community Mental Health, Early Childhood Studies, Social Gerontology, Cognitive Science, Child and Family Studies, Divinity/Pastoral Counseling).
Contact Patricia Ferchland-Bingham by email to verify your eligibility before purchasing the program.
What is the cost to complete the program?
**Cost may vary depending on the specific sessions chosen.
- The $50 certificate fee is waived for members.
- For members to complete the program, the approximate cost will be $250**.
- For nonmembers to complete the program, the approximate cost is $550**. Learn more about membership.
- Each session is purchased individually. To view the session prices, click here.
How do I register?
Before you start the program, contact Patricia Ferchland-Bingham by email to verify your eligibility.
Register for the Certificate Program
How do I take the courses?
- Review and purchase the Expert Trainings Audio or Video Courses. Select courses marked "With CE Credit" once in the store.
After listening to the course, take the online course and quiz evaluation. Quizzes must be passed with a pass/fail of 75% to receive credit for the Advanced Certificate Program.
Visit the Certificate Program page to log your course in the appropriate category.
Once you complete 21 credits within four categories (one of which must be Psychological Treatment of PTSD or Psychological Treatment of Trauma Related Disorders), click "Finalize Credits" to print a certificate.
What will I receive upon completion?
Upon completion of the program, you will be able to print a certificate, suitable for framing, showing your name and the total hours of advanced ISTSS-endorsed training you have completed in the field of traumatic stress studies.
What are all of the requirements for this program?
For detailed information about the full requirements, click here.
If you have any questions, contact Patricia Ferchland-Bingham.