Be Trauma Effective and Parts Informed

Being “trauma-informed" is such a buzz phrase these days, but we say people need to be ‘trauma-effective.

This is essential if we are to start reducing the traumatic stress that is an epidemic in our world today.

The ITR Training Institute is a part of the emerging Mental Health Emancipation Movement.

We invite you to a variety of free and paid training to help you be Trauma-Effective and Parts Informed. It will change your life.

Discuss opportunities with our traumatology faculty.

Traumatology Coursework Approved by NBCC and NASW

Approved by both the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the ITR evidence-supported treatment method takes a different approach to treating trauma. Instead of “What’s wrong with the client?” the question becomes “What’s happened to the client?” ITR gives structure, words and historical context to traumatic events without the client reliving the trauma.

Accelerated Approach for Both Adults and Children

What else is different about ITR?

  • Treatment time to success – hours vs years: Unlike many other psychodynamic approaches, processing a single traumatic event can happen quickly, even in as little as one session.
  • Integrates seamlessly with other therapeutic models: Regardless of your psychodynamic or psychoanalytical approach, ITR adapts to become part of your process.
  • Can be used with both children and adults: This method can be applied to clients as young as 3 – or 93.

Trauma Training

If you are a parent of a traumatized child get the free course for Understanding Trauma for Foster and Adopted Parents

If you are an educator get the free Trauma Effective Professionals Course for Educators

Work towards being an ITR Certified Trauma Therapist or Specialist.

“Sometimes therapists need to take a leap and try a new method….The ITR model is essential to mental health work. It doesn’t make sense for me to use any other method.”

Dr. Alexandria Zettler, PhD, ATR-BC, CITRI, LMHC

ITR Method Founders

With over 30 years of clinical experience helping individuals dealing with trauma and other mental health challenges, psychiatrist Dr. Lou Tinnin and art therapist Dr. Linda Gantt developed and tested the approach in their practices. Dr. Linda Gantt now focuses on training the next generation of therapists to help their clients process trauma and improve their lives.

Discuss opportunities with our traumatology faculty.