International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

2017 Membership Drive

ISTSS is a thriving, international, professional community of researchers and practitioners - professionals doing critically important work in the field of traumatic stress and on behalf of trauma survivors. Its goal to provide a unique forum for respectful exchange among a diverse membership. To assure we are achieving this goal we are invested in increasing the size, strength and diversity of our membership.

We believe building our membership will promote greater collaboration and sharing between members, increase our organization’s potential for education and innovation, and offer new opportunities for all of us to inspire and to be inspired. New members are key to maintaining the vibrant community that makes ISTSS a primary professional home for so many of us.  

We hope you view ISTSS as your professional home and that you wish to share this home with others. We encourage all of you to share your knowledge and enthusiasm about ISTSS with prospective members. The annual meeting may be a good forum for this – talking with non-members about the benefits of membership or thinking about and passing information along to colleagues and trainees who would benefit from joining ISTSS. Remember, our work doesn't just benefit our members, it benefits the global community!

To help spread the word you can follow these simple steps:
1. Share your thoughts on membership benefits with other potential members.  To make that easier you can personalize this email text or share this Membership Benefits Flyer.
2. Be sure to share the membership link.
3. Ask new members to give your name when asked who referred them to ISTSS.
4. Enjoy your rewards!  All referrers will be publicly acknowledged in a future issue of StressPoints and the first 50 referrers will receive a (US) $25 (or equivalent) Visa gift card.

Thank you for your assistance in this effort to enlarge and strengthen our professional community. Your efforts are vital to create and maintain the professional ISTSS community we have today.


Anica Pless Kaiser, PhD, Ida Frugård Strøm, PhD, and Natalia Jaramillo, BA,
Co-Chairs of the 2017 ISTSS Membership Drive (and members of the ISTSS Membership Committee)

Draft email text you can personalize 
ISTSS Membership Benefits Flyer.pdf 

To thank ISTSS members for their efforts every current ISTSS member who is identified by a new member as a “referring member” between August 1, 2017 and November 15, 2017 will be thanked by name in an upcoming issue of StressPoints. As an additional thank you, the first 50 ISTSS members identified as a “referring member” between August 1, 2017 and November 15, 2017 are eligible to receive one Visa gift card equivalent to US $25.00. Gift cards will be distributed via e-mail in December 2017.

This program is valid only for new members, not for membership renewals. New members must be Regular Members, Early Career Professional Members, Student Members, or Affiliate Members at the Regular, Early Career Professional or Student level. This program is not valid for Corresponding Members. To receive credit for a referral, the new member must include the referring member’s name in the online application. If ISTSS can not verify the identity of the referring member, no credit will be received for the application. New member applications received without a referrer’s name will not be counted.