Instructions for Searching the Internation Registry of
The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress


The International Registry of The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress can be searched using seven different fields (i.e., First Name, Last Name, City, State, Specialty, Profession). The information that you enter in any of the fields can be an entire word or part of a word that you want to use to search the database. For example, if you wanted to search the database for all members who work with children, you can enter child in the specialty field. All members’ profiles that have child (e.g., child psychologist, play therapy with children, child trauma) as part of their specialty field would be returned for viewing. The search fields are also not case sensitive (i.e., search entries can be upper or lowercase letters).

You may also enter information in multiple fields in order to narrow your search. For example, if you want to view the profiles of all members who are involved with the police profession in New York, you can enter police in the specialty field and NY in the state field. States are abbreviated in the state field, as are all provinces outside the United States.



The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress is comprised of members from over 200 professions. A listing of the professions can be accessed by clicking here and can be used to as a guide to search the database by profession.

Since our membership has the capacity to update their own profiles directly online, members may make reference to their own profession (as well as their specialties) in different ways. For example, one member who is a psychologist may describe his profession as clinical psychology, while another may describe her profession as ‘clinical psychologist’. If you entered clinical psychology in the profession field, a clinical psychologist would not be returned for viewing. Therefore, if you were searching the database for psychologists, you would enter psych in order to view all psychologists, no matter how the member made reference to their profession. By entering psych, profiles with clinical psychologist and clinical psychology in the profession field would be returned for viewing. In addition, all psychologists, as well as psychiatrists’ profiles would be returned for viewing.


If the search criteria is not contained as part of a member's field or match the member's field exactly, then the member will not be returned for viewing. For example, if you enter New York in the state field, then no member's profile will be returned for viewing since the state/province field only contains abbreviations. The same holds true for profession and specialty. If in doubt regarding what search criteria to use, be OVER- INCLUSIVE. That is, put the minimum information in as search criteria and have more profiles returned for viewing then what you want. For example, if you want all psychologists, use psych as a search criteria. Even though all psychiatrists will also be returned for viewing, you will also have a chance to view all members who listed their profession as psychology or psychologist.


When the member’s profile is displayed on the screen, you may print the profile by clicking on the print button that is included with your browser. All information on the page will be printed. If multiple profiles are desired, you will need to repeat this procedure for each member.




The Academy supplies members with a User Name and Password that is unique to each member. If you do not have your User Name and /or Password, you can call the administrative offices of the Academy to obtain them. You will need to verify certain information in order to receive them. User Names and Passwords can not be sent by email since the email can be viewed by others and therefore is not secure. Members can not have their User Names and Passwords changed.

You must enter your User Name and Password exactly the same way as it was supplied to you. They are case sensitive and therefore capitals and lowercase letters must be used exactly as they were provided to you.. If you have problems with entering your User Name and Password, you can contact the Academy through email only at Personnel at the administrative offices will not be able to help you with this.



After you enter your User Name and Password, you will enter the Update Screen. Your will be able to update all information in your profile with the exception of the board certifications that you received. Only Academy personnel can make these changes after the member has been granted a certification.

After you make the changes, you will need to click on "Update Member Profile" at the bottom of the Update Screen. The database will be updated with your new information and the changes will be displayed almost immediately on the screen. You can exit the Update Screen by clicking on a link that will bring to another screen within the Academy website.



The Academy will monitor all changes in member profiles to ensure that they are accurate and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Academy. Monitoring will also ensure against nonmembers making changes through unauthorized means to member profiles. If you have any questions regarding the appropriateness of your profile, you can contact the Academy by email at


Please read the SPECIAL NOTE above. When you are searching for your own profile, if you use multiple search criteria (e.g., first name, last name, town, profession and specialty) and any one of the search criteria do not match the corresponding field, then your profile will not be returned. To find your own profile, use your last name as the search criteria.

Also, choose your profession and specialty carefully. If vistors to the registry are searching for particular professionals or specialties, and you mispell or abbreviate your profession/specialty, then your profile will not be returned for viewing. ABBREVIATE YOUR STATE OR PROVINCE IN THE MOST GENERALLY ACCEPTABLE WAY. For example, do not abbreviate Pennsylvania (PA) as Penn.