Committees and Task Forces
ISTSS has several committees that carry out a number of different functions for the association. Among them are the following committees. To learn more about them, click on the name of the committee below.
Chair: Miranda Olff
Co-Chair: Ulrich Schnyder
(Full Steering committee is listed here)
ISTSS is a partner in the Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress.
The Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress consists of researchers and clinicians representing traumatic stress societies worldwide who work together on traumatic stress topics of global importance.
In 2010 ISTSS adopted a strategic plan with the important goal to strengthen global relationships. As part of a package of global activities the Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress was initiated by ISTSS in 2012 (See Olff, 2014; 2015; Schnyder, 2013, Schnyder & Olff, 2013, Schnyder, et al., 2017) when the global project team with representatives from eight traumatic stress societies first met and decided on the first topics to collaborate on.
The aims of the Global collaboration are:
"To identify objectives, facilitate development, and coordinate activities of global importance [..] the community of traumatic stress researchers and practitioners should develop collaborations, and ultimately structures, that would enable them to optimally respond to those tasks that are best addressed by means of international collaboration” (Schnyder et al., 2017).
Currently, the Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress works on five themes with projects addressing important global traumatic stress issues.
ISTSS members are invited to check out the themes and projects and to participate where possible. To learn more, click here.
For specific interest in one of the projects find out more on the projects page: https://www.global-psychotrauma.net/projects
The following professional societies are currently partnering in the Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress:
- International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
- European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS)
- Japanese Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (JSTSS)
- Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS)
- Argentina Society for Psychotrauma (SAPsi)
- Asian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (Asian STSS-Hong Kong)
- Canadian Psychological Association Traumatic Stress Section (CPA TSS)
- German-speaking Society for Psychotraumatology (DeGPT)
- Asociación Chilena de Estrés Traumático (ACET)
- (South) African Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (in formation)
For more see Partners. Other groups engaged in traumatic stress related issues are welcome.
Helene F. Aakvaag - Member
The Norwegian Ctr for Violence & Traumatic Stress Res
Dean Ajdukovic - Member
Douglas Brewer - Member
The Hollywood Clinic
Marylene Cloitre - Member
NCPTSD-Dissemination & Education Div
Grete A. Dyb - Member
Norwegian Ctr on Violence & Traumatic Stress Studies
Paul Frewen - Member
Univ of Western Ontario
Juliana A. Lanza - Member
Human Factors (SAME) -Traumatic Stress Unit (HEPTA), GCABA
Brigitte Lueger-Schuster - Member
Univ of Vienna
Luis D. Mosca - Member
Gladys K. Mwiti - Member
Oasis Africa Center for Transfromational Psychology and Trauma
Misari Oe - Member
Rita Rosner - Member
Catholic Univ Eichstätt
Carolina Salgado - Member
Ingo Schaefer - Member
Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft Fuer Psychotraumatologie (DeGPT)
Julia Schellong - Member
DeGPT German Speaking Society of Psychotraumatology
Ulrich Schnyder - Member
Univ Hospital Zurich
Jun Shigemura - Member
National Defense Medical College
Jana V. Pinto - Member
University of Sydney
Kitty Wu - Member
Asian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies