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Did you know student members receive unique benefits and opportunities to enhance their knowledge of research and training in trauma?

Student Membership Has its Benefits!

  • Save more than $100 on your annual membership fee
  • Save more than $100 on the Annual Meeting registration fee
  • Take advantage of discount rates for ISTSS Online Education Program (webinars, expert trainings and Advanced Training Certificate Program)
  • Enjoy discounts on selected publications from Taylor and Francis, a leading source of trauma journals and texts
  • Receive the Journal of Traumatic Stress and Traumatic StressPoints eNewsletter
  • Access the student listserv - post questions, receive student and trainee related announcements (e.g., postdoctoral fellow positions), provide information and communicate with peers who share similar interests
  • Access to the Members-only section of the website, featuring diagnostic scales and a searchable membership directory of members
  • Access to Members Only online resources - including adult and child assessment instruments, treatment manuals and other validated tools to assist the busy clinician and researcher
  • Eligibility for numerous awards including the Frank W. Putnam Trauma Research Scholars Award ($1,000) and Student Poster Awards
  • Ability to join a Special Interest Group (SIG)
  • Opportunity to serve in leadership role for Student Section or the Annual Meeting Organizational Committee
  • Volunteer and engage with leaders in the field of traumatic stress across all committees and Special Interest Groups


Student Section Leadership

Student Section Co-Chair, 2024-2026

Cameron Pugach
Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Student Section Co-Chair, 2024-2026

Jessilyn Froelich
PhD Student in Clinical Psychology at University of Missouri - St. Louis


Student Representatives are responsible for the organization of year-round activities for ISTSS student members, such as:

  • Annual Meeting events, including a Student Luncheon in which students network with both their peers and luminaries in the field; and a Student Networking Fair that connects students with internship and post-doc sites globally;

  • Pre-annual meeting activities, including student participation in the Paper in a day workshop and Abstract Reviewing Programme;

  • Engaging students through professional development opportunities; social media; and bi-monthly Student focused newsletters;

  • And much more!

Connect With Us on Social Media

Join the ISTSS Student Section Facebook group, follow the section on Twitter and join the LinkedIn group.