is a professional membership organization founded by trauma specialists for individuals committed to excellence in trauma services, response and treatment.


About ATSS
Traumatic events such as natural disasters, war, terrorism, global conflict, violent victimization, community violence, and sudden unnatural loss have affected individuals in all communities. The Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS) is an international organization dedicated to excellence in services and support to individuals impacted by these and other events. 

ATSS members represent a variety of professions and individuals actively involved in trauma treatment, disaster response and management, first response, crisis intervention, trauma services, the longer term treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other reactions to traumatic experiences.  

 ATSS is a non-profit organization that grants you access to a number of benefits. Professional certification is one of our valuable benefits. ATSS is the only organization that offers three internationally recognized certifications to ATSS members engaged in trauma services, treatment and/or response.  ATSS certifications provide recognition to our members for having met a rigorous standard of educational and experiential requirements in the field of trauma services and support.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS) is to organize, educate and professionally certify its worldwide membership in order to assist those affected by trauma.  ATSS provides and promotes opportunities for training and education in the field of traumatic stress, and professionally recognizes evidence of service, education and experience by those individuals engaged in trauma treatment, services and response.Read more

Management News

ATSS changed management companies January 1, 2014 and relocated to the great state of South Carolina.

Our new contact information is as follows:

Jayne Crisp, CTS, Administrator

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Office phone: 864-294-4337• Mobile:864-420-2379

Mailing address: 5000 Old Buncombe Road, Suite 27-11, Greenville, South Carolina • USA  29617

We have very much appreciated your support during our transition.



ATSS signs Collaborative Agreement with Green Cross and ICIFS

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Dan Casey, Green Cross Academy of Traumatology
Becky Stoll, ICIFS Board President and Kent Laidlaw, ATSS 2012 Board President 

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Members become part of an established group of some of the most internationally recognized experts in the field of trauma.

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Certifications entitle members to be recognized as having met a rigorous standard of educational and experiential requirements in trauma services, trauma response or trauma treatment

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