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Vision Statement
Social policy and health care will address the prevalence and consequences of chronic trauma and dissociation, making effective treatment available for all who suffer from the effects of chronic or complex trauma.

Mission Statement
ISSTD seeks to advance clinical, scientific, and societal understanding about the prevalence and consequences of chronic trauma and dissociation.

Welcome to the premier organization for clinical teaching about complex trauma and dissociation.

Here are some links to some pertinent pages to help you navigate through our website.

Board of DirectorsDavid Caul Graduate Research Grants
Educational Resources
MembershipPsychotherapy Training
Journal of Trauma and Dissociation Volunteer Opportunities

The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is an international, non-profit, professional association organized to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective and empirically based resources and responses to trauma and dissociation and to address its relevance to other theoretical constructs.

The Board of Directors of the ISSTD makes all major decisions and sets the direction for the organization. Our Committees work to carry out our mission and to suggest new directions for the future.

Although we are primarily a professionally oriented society, we welcome both professional and lay members. Check out the different categories of membership.

Education is one of our primary goals. We work to achieve that goal partly through training programs, conferences and the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. The ISSTD has given awards to professionals and lay people who have contributed to the study of trauma and dissociation and to the ISSTD. To facilitate the education and training of graduate students, the David Caul Graduate Research Grants were establish in memory of David Caul, an esteemed and devoted mentor.

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To go directly to our online membership application, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities at ISSTD!