ITR™ Training Online for Free NBCC and NASW CE Credits

Get certified in the Instinctual Trauma Response™. See trauma symptom reduction with your clients quickly and get more fullfillment from your work.

Watch an introduction by Dr. Linda Gantt

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Alexandria, VA June 18-20, 2020

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The Instinctual Trauma Response™ Therapy

According to the American Psychological Association, over 50% of people will experience trauma in their lives – and the incidence of trauma continues to grow.

Unfortunately, this is not news to most people. If you work with people you have and will continue to encounter many individuals who have been traumatized. They may present with symptoms of dissociation, PTSD, depression, anxiety or a host of other behavioral and psychological issues.

The challenge lies in identifying – and treating – the root cause, not just the symptoms. This is where the Instinctual Trauma Response™ (ITR) therapy can help. “PTSD is not a life sentence. In our work we see symptoms greatly reduced or completely eliminated, and it doent take years to do it". Dr. Linda Gantt, Art Therapist and Co-Founder of the ITR™.

The Mental Health Emancipation Movement

Everyone has the right to be healed and help others heal. The ITR™ evidence-supported treatment is available to you no matter what your degree or background. Even the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers trainings for peer workers in behavioral health services through SAMHSA.

We don’t ask “What’s wrong with the person?,” we ask “What’s happened to the person?”

ITR  therapy is simple, fast and effective. We recommend people work with a licensed mental health provider, but sometimes this is not possible or desired.

The courses are approved by both the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) if you are a licensed clinician.

ATC 102 LIVE 3-Day Course Description

The 3-day live training provides opportunities for the trainees to demonstrate their understanding of key procedures and methods using the Instinctual Trauma Response™ method for trauma treatment. This skill benefits anyone working in the mental health field. Participants will demonstrate that they are able to administer and interpret assessments, use different grounding techniques, create a timeline, facilitate a Graphic Narrative™ process including the Re-presentation of a trauma narrative, conduct an Externalized Dialogue™ procedure, explain parts mapping, and map out follow up plan. 18 Contiuing Education Credits with NBCC and NASW.

Cost of the course is $1497.

Trauma Effective Therapy for 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 psychoanalytic approach, the ITR Method 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.

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.

I love the ITR. I think it will revolutionize mental health and trauma treatment. I think everyone should be trained in the ITR method. It’s effective. it’s quick, but most of all it reduces PTSD symptoms and that’s what we want, these children and these adults to have healthy, happy lives."


Learn about the Instinctual Trauma Response™ method and how to apply to your practice in this online trauma training – and receive 10 CE credits! Discuss opportunities with our traumatology faculty. Contact us today.