International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies


The Sanctuary Model: Creating and Sustaining Trauma-Responsive Organizational Cultures
Sandra Bloom, MD
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Central Time

Latest Updates

The Internet information on Childhood Abuse and Neglect (iCAN) e-pamphlet is now available. This e-pamphlet has been developed by members of the ISTSS Global Collaboration to increase awareness of child abuse and neglect worldwide.

The Trauma and Public Health Task Force white paper and recommendations "A Public Health Approach to Trauma: Implications for Science, Practice, Policy, and the Role of ISTSS" is now available. 

Trauma Blog
    12/09/2016 by Janeese Brownlow, PhD & Richard Ross, MD, PhD
    Disturbed sleep is a core feature of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sleep disturbances, in the form of chronic insomnia and recurrent nightmares, are a frequent residual complaint after successful PTSD treatment. 
    12/09/2016 by Ihori Kobayashi, PhD & Thomas Mellman, MD
    People often say “sleep on it” before making an important decision anticipating that sleep will help them sort through their thoughts and memories, add perspective, thereby leading to a better decision. Can this conventional wisdom be applied to treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? We addressed this question with a novel approach.
    10/24/2016 by Charla Rhodes, BA
    A safe space is a place in which individuals can find refuge and protection from insensitivity, discrimination, persecution, and other potentially negative experiences. Debate on the utility of safe spaces at universities grows more controversial as college campuses struggle to address the growing numbers of students calling for their presence. 
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Calendar of Events
  • February 09, 2017

    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    The 19th Anniversary Meeting of the DeGPT 
  • April 06, 2017

    San Francisco, California, USA
    The ADAA Conference is the only annual event that brings together clinicians and researchers specializing in anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders. As the professional hub for clinicians and researchers, the Anxiety and Depression Conference is a unique space for conversation, learning, connections, and sharing experiences in practice and research, all with the goal of providing better treatment and discovering cures. It's also an excellent opportunity to earn continuing education credit, as attendees connect with old friends and get valuable one-on-one time with the leaders in the mental health field. 
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