International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Member Benefits


Education and Professional Development

  • Discount registration rates to the ISTSS Annual Meeting (once per year of membership), the premier gathering of traumatic stress professionals

  • Access to webinars, recorded sessions and other online learning, with the opportunity to earn continuing education credits conveniently and affordably. Learn more.



  • Access to prepublication, current and archived issues of the Journal of Traumatic Stress (JTS). Published bi-monthly, JTS is the leading source in the traumatic stress field. JTS contains peer-reviewed original papers focused on theoretical formulations, research, treatment, prevention education/training and legal and policy concerns.
  • ​Receive the electronic, bi-monthly eNewsletter, StressPoints, written by members, for members and offers news about the field and the Society.
  • ​Members receive discounts on selected publications from Taylor & Francis, a leading source of trauma journals and texts.
  • Receive the electronic, bi-monthly ISTSS New in Peer Review, a collection of journal articles, selected by our Website Editing Team, categorized for your review. 

Online Tools

  • Access to online resources available only to ISTSS Members, including validated assessment instruments, treatment manuals and other tools to assist the busy clinician and researcher

  • Utilize the Career Center and connect with those advertising and searching for available positions in the field.


Networking and Professional Recognition

  • Exclusive access to “members-only” section of the ISTSS website - including an online directory of all members, an instant connection to an extensive, global network of trauma experts.

  • ISTSS presents awards and recognition to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field. Members nominate colleagues annually for awards honoring lifetime achievement, scientific achievement, clinical excellence, public advocacy and more.

  • Registration in the ISTSS Clinician Directory, a feature of the ISTSS website that allows the public to search for ISTSS members who identify themselves as a clinician, counselor or mental health professional.

  • Opportunities to volunteer and engage with leaders in the field of traumatic stress across all committees and Special Interest Groups