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Membership Drive

As the in-person Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia quickly approaches, it is the perfect time to spread the word about the value of being a member of ISTSS. This year, we are raffling off one free Annual Meeting registration to one lucky referring ISTSS member. For every new member who lists your name as a referral source in their online membership application between now and October 1, we will enter you once in the raffle. The more members you refer; the more entries you receive.

ISTSS is a thriving, international community of researchers and practitioners—professionals doing critically important work in the field of traumatic stress and on behalf of trauma survivors. ISTSS is about connecting people, so without members like you there would not be an organization. New members are key to maintaining the vibrant community that makes ISTSS a “professional home” for so many of us. Membership renewal fees help sustain and expand critical programming—including our publications and educational initiatives for researchers and practitioners, our outreach to professionals in underserved regions of the world, and our ability to serve as a resource for people and communities confronted with overwhelming traumatic events.

Our annual ISTSS membership drive is underway to invite new members to join between now and October 1. We are asking you to please help share your knowledge about and enthusiasm for ISTSS with your colleagues. We would like to ask for special help from those of you who educate and mentor students and young professionals—these groups are especially important to the future of ISTSS and the field of traumatic stress. Here’s how you can help spread the word:

  1. Share your thoughts on membership benefits with potential members.
  2. Be sure to share the membership link.  
  3. Ask new members to give your name when asked who referred them to ISTSS.
  4. For every new ISTSS member who lists your name as a referral source on a membership application before October 1, we will enter your name in our raffle for free registration to the in-person 2022 ISTSS Annual Meeting, November 9 – 12, in Atlanta, Georgia. The more members you refer; the more entries you receive. We will randomly select one individual to receive the free annual registration.
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.


Chelsea Cogan, PhD and Krithika Prakash, MS
Co-Chairs of the 2022 ISTSS Membership Drive (and members of the ISTSS Membership Committee)


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. The free annual meeting registration is not transferrable and must be used for the 2022 ISTSS Annual Meeting. The annual meeting registration has no cash value and cannot be exchanged for anything else.