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The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies is dedicated to sharing information about the effects of trauma and the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences.

We are Engaged

ISTSS provides a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns and theoretical formulations on trauma around the world. We are the premier society for the exchange of professional knowledge and expertise in the field

We are Diverse

Members of ISTSS include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, researchers, administrators, advocates, journalists, clergy, and others with an interest in the study and treatment of traumatic stress.

We are Worldwide

ISTSS members come from a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings around the world, including public and private health facilities, private practice, universities, non-university research foundations and from many different cultural backgrounds.

We are ISTSS

Mission and Strategic Plan

ISTSS promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about traumatic stress. See our mission, vision and major goals for the future of the society.

ISTSS Leadership

ISTSS is run by a committed group of elected and unelected volunteers from the various trauma-related disciplines around the world. Learn more about ISTSS leadership and how you can get involved.

Global Initiatives

Learn more about ISTSS' Global Initiatives including work with affiliated organizations and organizational collaborators; the ISTSS Travel Grant Program; and the International Practice Guidelines for Post-Trauma Mental Health.