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]

Vicarious Trauma in Clinicians Working with the Military Community (posted 5.31.18)

The purpose of this dissertation study is to examine predictors of vicarious traumatization in mental health professionals who treat military service members or veterans seeking trauma related treatment. Licensed mental health clinicians (including, psychologist, counselors or social workers) who are currently working with military service members or veterans for trauma related treatment are eligible to participate. Questions about the study can be directed to the principal investigator, Bethzaida Felix-Bonilla, at Additional questions can be directed to the dissertation chairman, Dr. Gary Rose at William James College at or Dr. Edward De Vos, IRB Chair, at William James College at  

I invite you to participate in a 25-minute online survey. If you choose to participate your answers will be kept confidential and will not be associated with you in any way.  You will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a $50 Visa gift card upon completion of the survey.

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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