Individual Membership Categories

Individual Membership Categories

Please select from the membership types below to join ISSTD or renew your membership. Details about each membership type are included in the dropbdown when you click to expand each membership category. All membership categories have the option to add the printed JTD for an additional fee. All memberships include online access to the JTD. International sliding scale membership rates are available. The link to access the countries in each category with corresponding membership pricing is located at the bottom of the page. Please note that all fees are in USD.


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, however, students are encouraged to join committees. Student Members shall be required to show proof of student or intern/trainee status each year.

Student Membership: $115 | Student Membership Plus Print JTD: $142

Emerging Professional

Emerging Professional membership is open to mental health professionals who have completed an advanced degree and are in the first three years of their career (or first three years after graduation for researchers). Emerging Professional members shall have all of the benefits of Full Membership.

Emerging Professional Members are required to show proof of emerging professional status each year. 

Professional (Full)

Professional 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 in mental health professions who are practicing under the supervision of a licensed professional, or qualified with the accepted legal or cultural standards for conducting clinical practice in their locale.


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 Membership: $106 | Retired Membership Plus Print JTD: $133

If you still aren’t sure which category applies to you, or if you have any questions, please contact