Be Trauma Effective and Parts Informed

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Being trauma-informed is not enough. We believe people need to be “Trauma-effective and parts informed."

It’s not enough to simply know about the effects of trauma. It is essential to have effective and long lasting treatments.

The ITR Training Institute is part of the emerging Mental Health Emancipation Movement. Our mission is to make effective trauma treatment available to anyone wanting to heal and resolve their trauma symptoms once and for all.

Trauma is the biggest mental health problem of the 21st century and it is the most treatable" —  Louis Tinnin, Psychiatrist and Co-Founder of the ITR™ Method.

Get certified as an ITR Specialist no matter what your degree or background. Discuss opportunities with our training 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 person?” the question becomes “What’s happened to the person?” ITR gives structure, words and historical context to traumatic events without the person 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.

FREE Trauma Training

Work towards being an ITR Certified Trauma Therapist or a Coach with our FREE 10 CE course.

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

“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 40 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 successfully tested the ITR™ method in their practices in hospitals and clinics. Dr. Linda Gantt now focuses on training the next generation of therapists and specialists to help their clients end trauma symptoms and improve their lives dramatically.

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