Member societies

Member societies are local, regional or language based traumatic stress societies. A Member society should have: 1. Objectives consistent with those of ESTSS, 2. more than 20 members, 3. membership open to all professional groups; 3. formal agreement that the entire membership of the Member society will become members of ESTSS, 4. their own secretariat through which ESTSS information is passed on to their members. See types of membership for more information and exceptions.

The member societies are:

1. Lithuania: LSTSS

2. German speaking countries: DeGPT

3. Georgia: GSP, the Georgian Traumatic Stress Society

4. Netherlands & Belgium: NtVP, the Dutch speaking traumatic stress society

5. Poland: PTBST, the Polish Traumatic Stress Society

6. United Kingdom: UKPTS,  the UK Psychological Trauma Society

7. Switzerland: SSPT

8. Italy: SISST

9. Portugal: Centro de Trauma – Portugal

10. Croatia: Croatian Society for Traumatic Stress

11.Ukraine: USOCTE, Ukrainian Society of Overcoming the Consequences of Traumatic Events

12. Sweden: SPTF, Swedish Society for Psychotrauma (Svenska PsykoTraumaFöreningen)

13. Belgium: BIP, Belgian Institute for Psychotraumatology

1. LSTSS

Lithuanian Society of Traumatic Stress Studies

Information will follow shortly

Website:

2. DeGTP

The DeGPT, Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft für Psychotraumatologie e.V. (DeGPT),  represents the German language area, joined the ESTSS as a member society in 2009. The DeGPT has around 1400 members from Germany, the German speaking part of Switzerland and Austria. At this time most members are licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, or other professionals from a range of different therapeutic schools.

On a tri-national level, the DeGPT deals with cross-border issues as they affect refugees and others, schools. On a tri-national level, the DeGPT deals with cross-border issues as they affect refugees and others, and this focus will compliment work that the ESTSS undertakes on a European level.

Close collaboration between the two organisations offers great opportunities for the exchange of information on clinical research and policy practices in the field of psychotraumatology, as well as for promoting networking between individuals working within the area.

The ESTSS and the DeGPT will hold a joint day together at our next European conference in Vienna in June 2-5, 2011.

Die Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft für Psychotraumatologie e.V. (DeGPT) ist eine  wissenschaftliche  Fachgesellschaft. Sie

  • fördert das Wissen im Bereich der psychischen, biologischen und sozialen Grundlagen und Folgen von Streßsituationen auf traumatische Lebensereignisse
  • bildet ein Forum zum Austausch von Erfahrungen und Ergebnissen aus Forschung, Klinik und Praxis zur Psychotraumatologie
  • erarbeitet Empfehlungen, Richtlinien und Standards zur Diagnostik und Therapie
  • übernimmt die Trägerschaft für Wissenschaftsprojekte
  • koordiniert Aus-, Fort- und Weiterbildung von Ärzten, Psychologen und anderen Berufsgruppen
  • kooperiert mit internationalen Gesellschaften auf dem Gebiet der Psychotraumatologie (ESTSS, ISTSS)

Website: http://www.degpt.de/
Contact: info@degpt.de

3. GSP, the Georgian Traumatic Stress Society

Georgian Society on Psychotrauma (GSP) was officially established on June 1, 2007 as an affiliated society to ESTSS. Before the registration the close consultations were held with ESTSS and the statute and structure of the new society was created in compliance with the ESTSS requirements. The objective of the Society is promoting the advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma, and advocating for the field of traumatic stress in Georgia. Members of the Society may be residents of Georgia and other European countries as well. The board consists of  7 members and there are another 12 members from different disciplines, though mostly psychiatrists and psychologists.

Websitehttp://www.psychotrauma.ge/index.php?L=eng
Contact: Darejan Jana Javakhishvili

4. NtVP, the Dutch speaking traumatic stress society

The Dutch language society (NtVP) was establised in May 2006. It is a meeting place for everyone who is professionally active in the field of psychotrauma in the Netherlands and Belgium. The aim both bring together professionals in clinical practice and scientific research and to reach other professional groups to spread knowledge in the field of traumatic stress.

De Nederlandstalige Vereniging voor Psychotrauma (NtVP) is in mei 2006 opgericht. De NtVP is een ontmoetingsplek en een platform voor iedereen in Nederland en Belgie die professioneel werkzaam is op het gebied van psychotrauma. Het doel is om zowel de praktisch uitvoerenden als de wetenschappelijk onderzoeker op dit terrein met elkaar in contact te brengen. De NtVP wil daarnaast ook aan anderen beroepsgroepen kennis overdragen op het gebied van psychotrauma. Deze uitwisseling van kennis en ideeen zal de kwaliteit van het werk bevorderen.

Websitehttp://www.ntvp.nl/
Contact: info@ntvp.nl

5. PTBST, the Polish Traumatic Stress Society

The Polish Society of Traumatic Stress Studies founded in 2007. As the ESTSS moves to establish itself as a truly pan-European trauma organisation, Poland has become one of the first countries in formerly communist Eastern Europe to establish its own national Polish Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (PSTSS).Website: http://www.ptbst.org.pl/

Website: www.ptbst.org.pl
Contact: Maja Lis-Turlejska

6. UKPTS,  the UK Psychological Trauma Society

The United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS) was formed from UK Trauma Group (UKTG) and the British and Irish Chapter of ESTSS (BICESTSS) which it now replaces.

The main objectives of the UKPTS will be to promote the improvement of the dissemination of knowledge of the effects of traumatic events, their consequences for people and communities, effective preventative interventions and treatments of the undesirable consequences of traumatic events; to develop a network of individuals committed to achieving this objective in the United Kingdom; to maintain a close relationship with the ESTSS and to partake in any activity that is related to or can promote these objectives.

Website: http://www.ukpts.co.uk/site/
Contact: Neil Greenberg

7. La Société Suisse de Psychotraumatologie, The Swiss Society of PsychoTraumatology (SSPT)

In Switzerland, the Swiss Society of Psychotraumatology (SSPT) has joined the ESTSS as a member Society in 2010. We are very pleased to have this French-speaking part of the Swiss community represented in our society.

La Société Suisse de Psychotraumatologie (S.S.P.T.) a été crée le 18 septembre 1998. Cette société poursuit des buts d’ordre scientifique (étude des conséquences psychiques et du traitement du stress post-traumatique, création d’un espace de formation continue clinique et théorique dans ce domaine), prophylactique (information pour le grand public), et enfin politique (informer les institutions et les autorités sur les conséquences psychiques des traumatismes).  Elle est ouverte aux psychiatres, psychologues-psychothérapeutes, aux médecins d’autres spécialités, ainsi qu’aux autres professionnels de la santé ayant un intérêt et/ou bénéficiant d’une expérience dans le domaine des traumatismes psychiques.

Website: www.ssptsuisse.ch
Contact: Daniel Smaga, President of the SSPT
Contact: Ansgar Rougemont, ESTSS contact person + member SSPT Steering Committee

8. The Italian Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress (SISST)

The Italian Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress (Società Italiana per lo Studio dello Stress Traumatico - SISST) was established in 2010. Several relevant parties have already joined and this is a big step forward in uniting the trauma field in Italy.

La Società Italiana per lo Studio dello Stress Traumatico è nata per promuovere lo studio e l’intervento sul trauma e sindromi post-traumatiche nel contesto italiano. La SISST è inserita in un network scientifico internazionale essendo affiliata alla European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS; www.estss.org) a cui afferiscono, ormai, tremila professionisti che operano a vario titolo nell’ambito della psicotraumatologia.

Website: www.sisst.net
Contact: Vittoria Ardino

9. Centro de Trauma – Portugal

In Portugal, the Centro de Trauma (Trauma Centre) has joined the ESTSS as a member society in 2010. We are very pleased to have the Portuguese represented in our society. The Trauma Centre is coordinated by José Manuel Mendes (sociologist) and Luísa Sales (psychiatrist) from the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra.

The Trauma Centre priority axes of intervention are: a. collecting and sharing information on the subject; b. research and promotion of networks and cooperation protocols;  c. promote interdisciplinary dialogue in the different areas of knowledge that interact in psychosocial response in situations of crisis, disaster or catastrophe; d. assist in the training of technicians and the general public. Partnerships have been established with a large number of Portuguese institutions and organisations, namely: Portuguese Association Of Enlisted Sanitary Formations(ANAFS); Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV); National Authority for Civil Protection (ANPC); Portuguese Red Cross; Air Force Health Directorate; GARE (Association for the Promotion of Road Security Culture);National Republican Guard (GNR); Portuguese Social Security Institute; League of Portuguese Firefighters; Azores Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service; Madeira Regional Civil Protection Service.

Website: Centro de Trauma
Contact: Luisa Sales

10. Croatian Society of Traumatic Stress

 The Croatian Society for Traumatic Stress (CSTS) was founded in May 2011, and joined the ESTSS the same year.

The aims are to promote and disseminate knowledge about stress, consequences of traumatic events and psychosocial trauma for individuals, groups and a community; to advance skills and knowledge about preventive interventions and evidence based treatments of undesirable consequences of traumatic stress. CSTS is the national network of mental health professionals from various disciplines that are committed to achieving its aims in Croatia and are interested to liaise with European experts in the field of psychotrauma. The unique feature of CSTS members is that they have lived through the societal traumatization of war wile providing services to traumatized populations. Membership in CSTS is open to professionals who are involved in traumatic stress and psychosocial trauma services, research and teaching. The society has over 50 members, mostly psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

Website: www.hdts.hr
Contact: Dean Ajdukovic

11. Ukraine: USOCTE, Ukrainian Society of Overcoming the Consequences of Traumatic Events

UASOPTE is comprised of more than 400 qualified specialists on crisis counseling, trauma therapy, psychotherapy, psychiatry, and child psychotherapy who working according to the corresponding methods and modern international standards. It comprises psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, other relevant professionals.

Website: under construction
Contact: Natalia Nalyvaiko

12. Sweden, SPTF, Swedish Society for Psychotrauma (Svenska PsykoTraumaFöreningen)

Information will follow shortly

13. Belgium: BIP, Belgian Institute for Psychotraumatology

The Belgian Institute for Psychotraumatology (BiP vzw) is a non-profit organisation providing education, scientific conferences, trainings and workshops for clinicians, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and field workers in the trauma field. It promotes and supports trauma research between Belgian universities and clinicians and stimulates contacts between national and international trauma networks of practitioners and researchers.

Website: http://www.bipe.be/

 

Member societies