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.
To view Individual Membership benefits, visit this page.
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 be required to show proof of student or intern/trainee status each year. All Student Members must act in accordance with the Code of Conduct and remain in good standing with their university/institution.
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 provide their licensure or graduation date each year. All Emerging Professional Members must remain in good standing with their current professional regulatory authority/institution/registration body and act in accordance with the Code of Conduct.
Professional membership is open to professionals primarily involved in the provision of services, research, education or public policy in an area related to trauma and dissociation. All members must act in accordance with the Code of Conduct. Members who are mental health or health care providers must be either licensed professionals in good standing with their professional board or mental health professionals 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. Professional members are required to provide their licensing details on an annual basis when renewing their ISSTD membership. For membership of non-clinical professionals, good standing must be demonstrable by their relevant professional board, employer or employing institution.
Retired Membership is open to Members who have retired from active practice or research and are working less than 10 hours spent in clinical work, consultation or teaching. 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 must remain in good standing with their current or previous professional regulatory authority/institution/registration body and act in accordance with the Code of Conduct.
The Emeritus Membership is a free and honorary membership category. To be eligible for Emeritus Membership, Members must either be 80 years of age or older and have 25 or more years of continuous membership with the ISSTD or be 70 years of age or older and have been awarded ISSTD Fellow Status. Prospective Emeritus Members must be able to demonstrate that they meet requirements and remain in good standing with their current or previous professional regulatory authority/institution/registration body and act in accordance with the Code of Conduct.
If you still aren’t sure which category applies to you, or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org