International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies


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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
    01/28/2017 by Ervin Gül, PhD & A. Nuray Karanci, PhD
    Experiencing traumatic life events, such as natural disasters, accidents, life-threatening illnesses, torture, sexual and/or physical violence, unexpected death of loved ones, terrorist attacks, and many more, are unfortunately quite prevalent in the lifetime of adults. Every experience seems to be a different story, the story being shaped by the individuals’ history, characteristics and the how they cope with the event and the meaning they give to the event. Thus, the psychological consequences of these events may be dissimilar for everyone. 
    01/28/2017 by Marianne Skogbrott Birkeland, PhD
    Why do two people who experience the same trauma react completely differently? Specifically; Who recovers spontaneously from trauma, and who develops lasting symptoms of posttraumatic stress? For most people, posttraumatic stress symptoms decline gradually during the first year after the traumatic exposure. Nonetheless, a significant number of people exposed to trauma develop posttraumatic stress symptoms that last for years and require support from clinical and public health professionals.
    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. 
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Calendar of Events
  • March 27, 2017

    March 27-30, 2017
    Hawai`i Convention Center
    1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
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  • March 30, 2017

    The Ripple Effect: Trauma & Dissociation in the Mainstream
    Pre-Conference: March 30-31
    Main Conference APRIL 1-3
    Crystal Gateway Marriott  |  Metro Washington, DC
    Join the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation in metro Washington, DC this spring as we explore Trauma & Dissociation in the Mainstream. Early bird registration ends Tuesday, January 31 at 11:59pm EST. Register now and save!
    Conference Program Highlights:
    8 Pre-Conference Workshops
    ASCH Intermediate Hypnosis Training
    Workshops, Paper Sessions, Forum Discussions, Symposia, Panel Discussions
    5 Post Conference Workshops
    President's Reception and Annual Awards Dinner
    Friday Evening Social Event - Scavenger Hunt at the International Spy Museum
    Saturday Evening Film Screening - The Hunting Ground
    For registration and additional information on the conference hotel, pre-conference workshops, and social events , please visit the Conference Website. For a full list of presentations, please view the Preliminary Conference Program.
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