Instinctual Trauma Response™ 101 Hybrid Live/Online for 28.5 CEs 

The ITR 101 Hybrid is a combination of the existing ATC 101 online course and the previous ATC 102 LIVE experiential course.
A portion of the ATC 101 online videos will be viewed during the week. At the end of the week there will be a 3 hour live video conferencing experiential done online for accessibility and cost reduction. This ITR 101 Hybrid Course is needed for certification and approved by NASW and NBCC. $997

Upcoming ITR™ LIVE Training

Group Training Session

ITR 101 Hybrid 1 April 27 – May 30, 2020

April 27 6pm -8pm EST Intro video conference and May 2-30 10am-1pm EST every Saturday

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Group Training Session

ITR 101 Hybrid 2 May 25 – June 27, 2020

May 25 6pm -8pm EST Intro video conference and May 30 - June 27 10am-1pm EST every Saturday

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Group Training Session

ITR 101 Hybrid 3 July 6 – Aug 8, 2020

July 6 6pm -8pm EST Intro video conference and July 11-Aug 8 10am-1pm EST every Saturday

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The Instinctual Trauma Response™

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™ 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™ training 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  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.

ITR™ 101 Hybrid Course 28.5 CEs NASW and NBCC 

Participants of the ITR 101 Hybrid course will acquire new and advanced therapeutic skills through an interactive online and experiential learning platform.  Learners will be taught the fundamentals of the ITR method and how to use them for successful trauma symptom reduction. Participants are guided through intake, assessment, stabilization, diagnosis, psycho-education, treatment planning, trauma processing, and post-treatment work. The course will instruct how to completely process traumas across the life span, from in utero, birth, and pre-verbal years, working up to the present.    

Learning Objectives:  Participants will demonstrate that they are able to administer and interpret assessments, use different grounding techniques, create a timeline, make  treatment plans, facilitate the Graphic Narrative™ process, do Re-presentations of the narratives, conduct an Externalized Dialogue™ procedure, carry out parts mapping, and conclude trauma treatment.

ITR™ is Trauma Effective 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 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."

-Danni Davis, LCSW, CCSOT, CITRI

“This stuff is unbelievable. I say it’s like how Bill Wilson and the 12 steps changed the face of addiction. I’ve been working and struggling with this trauma for 24 years. Finally, some relief. We have got to get the word out there!!

I’m free of my dad’s abuse and it was truly horrific. I made more progress in one weekend than I made in 20 years. And I had been trying really hard and had some pretty good help. But I only made marginal progress. With the ITR years of distress melted away. I’m so, so grateful. “

~60-year-old Female client- Psychiatric Nurse

Learn about the Instinctual Trauma Response™ 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. 800-214-0403