The academy is celebrating it 25th anniversary

Thank you for joining the membership of the
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
as an Associate Member


This level of membership is reserved for students who are still attending school or individuals who have retired from their profession. Associate Members are afforded all benefits of membership with the exception of qualifying for the Certification under the Traumatic Stress and Crisis Management Specialties, and the Diplomate and Fellowship credentials. However, the Executive Board has the right to allow Associate Members to apply for Full Membership based on individual circumstances and/or credentials.

The first year of associate membership is offered at a reduced rate of $60.00 (reduced from $80.00).

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THE MISSION OF THE ACADEMY

  • INCREASE AWARENESS

    Increase Awareness of Effects of Traumatic Events and Crisis Situations on Human Functioning  

  • LOOK BEYOND PHYSICAL NEEDS

    Enable Professionals to Look Beyond Physical and Safety Needs and also Address Emergent Psychological Needs

  • ESTABLISH STANDARDS

    Improve the Quality of Support and Intervention and Establish Meaningful Standards Among Professionals Across Disciplines

  • TRAINING AND EDUCATION

    Provide Information and Training through it’s Educational Resource Center and Premier Speakers Bureau

  • SUrVIVOR TO THRIVER

    Ultimately to Assist Victims to Become Survivors and then Thrivers