Membership in NESTTD

Thank you for your interest in the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD).
Our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30.


What is NESTTD? NESTTD is a member organization made up of professionals from related disciplines who are interested in the study and treatment of trauma and dissociation. We come together to learn from one another and from our invited speakers. One of our primary goals is to increase connection and collegiality.

Many professionals have encountered people who have survived some sort of trauma. Even if these people do not lead with trauma, we often have to manage its consequences. NESTTD members prove to be invaluable resources to one another around trauma treatment.

Our members range in experience from students to case workers, teachers, agency paraprofessionals and professionals, master clinicians, academics, and researchers.

We welcome all professionals who want to deepen their understanding of the effects of trauma and dissociation. Our membership is open to professionals from varied fields including education, medicine, nursing, social work, addiction studies, and other mental health professions.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Attend the three half-day clinical workshops each year for free as part of your membership benefit. 
  • Receive a members’ only rate on our annual full-day clinical workshop.
  • Expand professional contacts through networking, the membership directory, and conferences
  • Have access to a Members' Only section of our website that houses an online membership directory, the newsletter, and an advertising section where members can place ads about clinical and research goings-on that will benefit the entire membership.
  • Receive a newsletter published electronically and e-mailed to members. The newsletter comes out four times a year and is full of information about our events, what’s going on in the various Committees, a summary of the latest workshop, and much more
  • Be able to participate in an online discussion group where issues ranging from clinical issues to managing managed care related topics are discussed.
  • Have an opportunity to become involved and increase collegiality by joining any of our Committees: Membership, Program, Publicity, Community Education, Nominating, and Continuing Education.



Select from the following Levels of Membership:

1. Standard Member

Subscription period: 1 year, beginning: July 1st

Your membership renewal date will be: July 1, 2019

Standard Members must hold at least a bachelor's degree and professional certification or licensure in a health or scientific discipline, and be involved in either treatment or research with individuals with trauma and dissociative disorders. Special exceptions may be approved by a majority vote of the executive board of the steering committee.

  • ·         After July 1, 2018: $175

2. Agency Employee/Retiree

Subscription period: 1 year, beginning: July 1st

Your membership renewal date will be: July 1, 2019

Agency Employee Memberships are offered to individuals who meet the same criteria required for standard membership, but at a reduced fee. This membership category is not applicable to members of group practices or to those who work in both agency and private practice. The reduced fee is intended to assist those clinicians who work with low income or under-served clients, have large caseloads, and receive more limited financial compensation for their work.

  •        After July 1, 2018: $90


    3. Student/Recent Graduate Member

    Subscription period: 1 year, beginning on: July 1st

    Your membership renewal date will be: July 1, 2019

    Student memberships are available to individuals currently enrolled in (or a graduate of less than 2 years from) a full-time program of graduate study leading to a degree and/or certification in the fields discussed under full membership. This membership is retained on a year-to-year basis pending the conferring of a degree, and requires proof of student status annually; or a photo of your diploma.

    •       EARLY BIRD (Before October 1, 2018): $40 (we offer an extended Early Bird period to students)
    • ·         After October 1, 2018: $50

    Partners of NESTTD:

    Partners will join a community of Leadership Supporters who are invested in the success and future of NESTTD. You will be helping us achieve our mission of bringing superior trauma education to clinicians throughout New England. (Deductible as a business expense but not as a charitable donation)

    Your extra membership dollars will help fund:

    • ·         Newly graduated clinician discounts
    • ·         Financial Assistance for clinicians suffering financial setbacks
    • ·         The increasing costs of bringing speakers travelling great distances to share their expertise

    4. Sponsor  - $275

    You will receive recognition in published material and electronic media related to one of our quarterly meetings. You will receive one guest pass for any of the half-day quarterly meetings.

    5. Patron  - $300

    You will receive recognition in published material and electronic media related to all quarterly meetings. You will receive two guest passes for any of the half-day quarterly meetings.

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      Our Workshops:

      Workshops are devoted solely to topics relevant to the study and treatment of trauma and dissociation. These workshops include introductory and advanced material. Participants learn from experts and peers, and share valuable experiences. 

      Our workshops feature:

      • Continuing education credits, available for a small fee.

      Our membership year runs annually from July 1st to June 30th.

      You may apply for membership online or contact the central office for an application at

      Janice Herndon
      Member Services Director

      32 Chase Avenue

      Lexington, MA 02421