Bringing together clinicians and researchers from around the world to advocate for the field of traumatic stress.

Healing Trauma Together

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. ISTSS is an international interdisciplinary professional organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about traumatic stress.

Trauma Blog

President's Message
Posted on 12/02/2021 by Eric Bui, MD, PhD, ISTSS President
This is my final StressPoints column as ISTSS President, and I would like to highlight that serving in this role over the past year has been a privilege and an honor. I would like to also take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to all those who supported me in this (unexpected) role over the past year.
Research Methods: Elevating LGBTQ+ Individuals Voices Through a Mixed-Methods Approach
Posted on 12/02/2021 by Román Ronzón-Tiardo, MA, Ines Cano-Gonzalez, MA, & Ruby Charak, PhD
Individuals with diverse and multiple marginalized identities are often underrepresented in psychological research, and it is crucial to fill this gap in the literature and provide insight into the different contextual factors affecting these populations (Roberts et al., 2020). 
Human Rights and Policy: Narrowing the Treatment Gap for Complex Trauma Populations
Posted on 11/30/2021 by Jennifer VanBoxel
In the recently updated International Classification of Diseases 11th Edition (ICD-11), a distinction has been made between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its sister disorder, complex-PTSD (Karatzias, et al., 2017; ICD-11, 2021).