XIV Conference of European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Trauma in Changing Societies:
Social Contexts and Clinical Practice

10-13 June 2015 Vilnius, Lithuania


The European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) promotes the sharing of knowledge and experience about all aspects of psychotraumatology. ESTSS does this by fostering research and best practice, building networks, and by contributing to public policy at a European level.

The main objectives of ESTSS, contained within the ESTSS mission statement, are:

To increase and disseminate knowledge of traumatic stress based on good science.
To identify cross European issues, such as differences in training and certification.
To stimulate cross European training for different levels of certification.
To stimulate and help to set up local societies in different European countries.
To help establish European wide research on traumatic stress.
To focus on European issues relating to traumatic stress, e.g. disaster response, uniform services, child abuse etc.
To liaise with pan-European and international organisations/bodies.

More information about ESTSS can be found here: www.estss.org


Vilnius University (VU) – the oldest and largest Lithuanian higher education institution.

Since its establishment in the 16th century, Vilnius University, as integral part of European science and culture has embodied the concept­ of a classical university and the unity of studies and research.

Vilnius University is an active participant in international scientific and academic activities and boasts many prominent scientists, professors and graduates. Scientific development and the expanding relations with global research centres have contributed to the variety of research and studies at Vilnius University.

With the support of social partners, the university educates globally–minded specialists who successfully integrate in the modern European community.

More information about Vilnius University can be found here: www.vu.lt/en


Lithuanian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (LSTSS) was founded in year 2013 in Vilnius. From year 2014 LSTSS is a member of ESTSS. Lithuanian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (LSTSS) is a multidisciplinary association for professionals who are interested in trauma psychology. The association takes care of the psychosocial support development in Lithuania, provides expert methodological assistance and training for professionals who work with people who have experienced psychological trauma. The President of the association is psychologist Dr. Evaldas Kazlauskas, the Vice President is psychologist Paulina Želvienė. Board members of association are psychologists Prof. Danutė Gailienė, Dr. Neringa Grigutytė and Eglė Mažulytė. Secretary General is Jonas Eimontas.

More information about LTPA can be found here: www.traumupsichologija.lt (information in Lithuanian only)