About Us

ATSS is an international organization dedicated to recognizing professional excellence in services, support and treatment of individuals impacted by traumatic events.

Benefits to ATSS membership includes networking opportunities, access to trauma-focused research, publications and resources, professional certification, a membership directory and professional recognition.

ATSS offers three certifications:

  1. Certified Trauma Specialist for those involved in ongoing individual/group work;
  2. Certified Trauma Services Specialist for those who provide crisis intervention;
  3. Certified Trauma Responder to those providing posttraumatic stress reduction groups/interventions.

Certifications entitle members to be recognized as having met a rigorous standard of educational and experiential requirements in the field of trauma provision.



Read our Mission here

View our Board of Directors here

Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists