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Who can become a member of ISSTD?
Membership in the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is open to individuals interested in the study of chronic/complex trauma and the dissociative disorders.

Members are listed in the directory, receive online access to the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. Members can receive the printed Journal for the special member rate of $27 and are eligible for discounts to other journals in the field. Members also have access to the Members Only Corner of the website where there is access to the ISSTD News online, and may serve on committees, vote, and hold office.

Types of Membership

Regular or Full Member - $237 annually
Regular membership is open to professionals primarily involved in the provision of services, research, education, scholarship, writing or public policy in an area related to trauma and dissociation. Members who are mental health or health care providers must be either licensed professionals or qualified within the accepted legal or cultural standards for conducting clinical practice in his or her locale.

Emerging Professional Member - $142 annually
Emerging Professional membership is open mental health professionals who have completed an advanced degree and are in the first three years of their career*. Emerging Professional members shall have all of the benefits of full membership except they may not run for or hold office. Emerging Professional Members are required to show proof of emerging professional status each year.

Student Member - $115 annually
Student membership is open to those enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree or certification in the mental health field and who have an interest in trauma and dissociation. Student Membership is also open to trainees and interns in the mental health professions who are practicing under supervision. Student Members shall not vote, nor shall they hold office. Student Members shall be required to show proof of student or intern/trainee status each year.

Retired Member - $106 annually
Retired Membership is open to Members who have retired from active practice or research. To be eligible for Retired Membership, the Member must be at least 65 years of age and have paid dues to the Society for 10 or more years. Retired members shall have all the benefits of full membership except that they may not run for or hold office.

*The three year timeframe is based on date licensed for clinicians or the date of graduation for researchers.

Tipos de Membresía (en español)

Afiliación Regular o Completa - $237 anualmente
La afiliación regular está abierta a todos los profesionales principalmente involucrados en la prestación de servicios, investigación, educación, tanto como a becarios, autores o gestores de políticas públicas, en un área relacionada con el trauma y/o la disociación.

 Afiliación  Estudiantil - $115 anualmente
La afiliación estudiantil está abierta a aquellos matriculados en un programa de estudio que conlleve a la obtención de un título o certificación en el campo de la salud mental y que tengan un interés en el trauma y/o la disociación.

Afiliación de Jubilados - $106 anualmente
La Afiliación de Jubilados está abierta a Afiliados que se hayan jubilado de la práctica activa o investigación.   Para ser elegible para la Afiliación de Jubilados, el Afiliado tiene que tener, por lo menos,  65 años de edad y haber pagado cuotas a la Sociedad anteriormente.

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