International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Participate in Research

ISTSS engages its members in advancing traumatic stress science and uses research to improve prevention and clinical care, promote resilience and inform public education and policy. Below is a list of research initiatives related to traumatic stress.

ISTSS members are invited to submit research opportunities for consideration. ISTSS does not oversee or evaluate individual studies. It is the responsibility of the institution and the principal investigator to uphold scientific and ethical requirements. All studies listed are IRB approved and ISTSS will not have access to data obtained through these studies. [New announcements on top]

Views of Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists on their Role in Suicide Assessment for Most Commonly-Referred Populations (posted 1.7.19)
The purpose of this study is threefold: 1) to develop an understanding of the most common referrals for neuropsychological/psychological assessment in the PAST YEAR; 2) determine differences between suicidality among these referrals; and, 3) understand practicing clinical psychologists’ and neuropsychologists’ views of their roles in suicide risk assessment, including knowledge of neuropsychological correlates and how these may differ from depression or suicide ideation (SI) alone, perceived utility of neuropsychological test results in assessment of suicide risk, and interest in suicide risk assessment as a primary referral question.
There are two versions of this questionnaire with only minor variations between the version designed for Clinical Psychologists and the version designed for Clinical Neuropsychologists – referral questions inevitably differ and, therefore, questions in this realm were tailored.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist version consists of 59 items while the Clinical Psychologist version consists of 58 items.  Each includes informed consent, inclusion criteria, and verification of submission within these items.  With this being said, there are three (3) criteria that must be met in order to be eligible for these questionnaires:
  1. You must have earned your doctoral degree from an APA- and/or CPA-accredited university;
  2. You must be a Clinical Psychologist or Clinical Neuropsychologist licensed in your state/province; and,
  3. You must have at least one year of practicing independently.
The following URLs may be utilized to access the questionnaires – please choose the correct option based on your professional role and licensure:

Clinical Neuropsychologist Questionnaire
Clinical Psychologist Questionnaire

This IRB-approved dissertation study will take approximately 35-45 minutes. Your time and participation would be greatly appreciated – your responses are invaluable. Should you have any questions related to the study questionnaires or results, please do not hesitate to contact the primary investigator, Jack C. Lennon, MA, at Illinois School of Professional Psychology, or the dissertation chair, John Tirado, PhD, ABPP.

Submit Your Study

ISTSS members who would like their research to be advertised on this page may submit their proposals to for consideration. Research studies will be posted for six months after which an extension must be requested. Please note: ISTSS does not send research requests to our membership through listservs. However, all postings listed on this page will be cross-posted in Stresspoints and the ISTSS Twitter feed.

For submissions, please include the following information:

  1. Name of Primary Investigator

  2. University where the study is taking place

  3. Purpose of the study

  4. Participant inclusion criteria

  5. Letter of IRB Approval and date of IRB expiration (please specify that you have approval for posting on websites, social media, and electronic newsletters)

  6. Survey link