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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 $16 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 - $215 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, trainees or interns in mental health professions who are practicing under the supervision of a licensed professional, or qualified within the accepted legal or cultural standards for conducting clinical practice in his or her locale.

Student Member - $105 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 Members shall receive the society's publications, including the ISSTD Newsletter and the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, be listed in the directory, and may serve on committees. Student Members shall not vote, nor shall they hold office. Student Members shall be required to show proof of student status each year.

Retired Member - $97 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.


Tipos de Membresía (en español)

Afiliación Regular o Completa - $215 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 - $105 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 - $97 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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professional training:

Child & Adolescent Online Course will begin in January 2015
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ISSTD Center for Advanced Studies in Trauma and Dissociation
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