International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Special Interest Groups

ISTSS is a large, multidisciplinary society. Members involve themselves in ISTSS along two axis: the victim/survivor populations with which they work and the interest areas they have that span survivor groups in scope.

A complete list of victim/survivor population groups and interest areas is included on the membership application. In addition, ISTSS maintains an active committee structure that allows members hands-on participation in program development and implementation.

Questions about SIGs? Or, would you like to create a new SIG? Contact SIG chair, Maureen Allwood, PhD.

Get involved, join a SIG!

ISTSS members are welcome to join Special Interest Groups. If you are interested in joining a SIG, use this form to indicate your choices


Learn More About Each SIG

Aging, Trauma, and the Life Course SIG

Child Trauma SIG 

Complex Trauma SIG

Dissemination and Implementation SIG

Diversity and Cultural Competence SIG

Early Interventions SIG

Family Systems SIG

Gender and Trauma SIG

Genomics and Trauma SIG

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma & Resilience SIG

Internet and Technology (I&T) SIG

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) SIG

Military SIG

Moral Injury SIG

Psychodynamic Research and Practice SIG

Research Methodology SIG

Sleep Disorders and Traumatic Stress SIG

Terrorism and Bioterrorism Related Trauma SIG

Theory and Traumatic Stress Studies SIG

Trauma and Substance Use Disorders SIG

Trauma Assessment and Diagnosis SIG

Trauma, Health and Primary Care SIG

Traumatic Loss and Grief SIG