Professional Training Program

ISSTD’s mission is to advance clinical, scientific, and societal understanding about the prevalence and consequences of chronic trauma and dissociation, underlies the courses that it offers.

ISSTD’s Professional Training Program (PTP) courses strive to provide the most current, high-quality content and instruction, setting the standard for graduate and continuing education in the field of trauma and dissociation.

While the courses are geared toward clinical practice, they also cover research findings, as well as legal and ethical issues within the domain of mental health practice.


Due to the COVID-19 situation, ISSTD Staff is working remotely at this time. Phone lines will be open from 1:00–4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time Monday through Friday. Email is being monitored during normal business hours.