Become a Certified Trauma Specialist Now with Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR)® 

Start with Accelerated Traumatology 101 Online.


Anyone can be trained to be an ITR Trauma Specialist

All Courses

Explore our online courses as well as our live training. Anyone can learn the ITR no matter their education level. The ITR courses are meant to fully inform anyone willing to learn about trauma and how the brain works with it. Begin your journey with the Accelerated Traumatology Course (ATC) 101 Online.  


ITR Monthly Webinars

Join us for ITR Monthly Webinars on current subjects affecting the mental health field and how to apply the powerful ITR techniques to these issues.  They are virtually held on the first Tuesday of the month 6:30pm CT . Visit the ITR Webinar page for the schedule. 1 CE with NBCC and NASW


ITR Certified™

Become an ITR Certified Trauma Specialist. Learn what it takes to resolve traumatic stress and help people thrive.

The first certification requires passing the ATC 101 Online, ATC 102 Live 2-Day, and Consultation Calls. This qualifies a person to be an ITR Certified Trauma Specialist (ITR-CTS).


100% Money-Back Guarantee

Our mission is to make the world trauma-effective and parts-informed and help ITR providers succeed in freeing people from the chains of the past. 

ITR is available to anyone wanting to learn and we offer a 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if you don't find the course you purchased completely satisfying.

The ITR Training Institute teaches Instinctual Trauma Response®. We have found with over 35 years of actual clinical results that ITR is an effective and simple approach to resolving trauma.  The ITR tool kit consists of everything a provider needs to succeed at trauma recovery with their clients, including the well-known Graphic Narrative™ and Externalized Dialogue™.

We want to partner with our ITR members and change the mental health field forever! 

Where do I start?

If you are a parent or professional wanting to understand trauma better we recommend starting with the free webinar below. then maybe a free course. If you are a mental health advocate or clinician we recommend the Accelerated Traumatology Course (ATC) 101.

Contact us through email or phone to discuss payment options. 800-214-0403


ITR Announces New Web-App

We are proud to announce the new ITR App that replaces the Beta App so many have helped us with. 

The ITR App is a highly secure HIPAA-compliant healthcare platform.  
 All data is secured in transit using 256-bit AES encryption and SSL technology, which is the same level of encryption used by healthcare and financial institutions when transmitting secure information, and the US government when transmitting secret information. 
Secure HTTPS endpoints are used whenever transmitting the information. and an encrypted database, which provides encryption of all data at rest.


You can still access the Old HFT Beta App Link so you can download any work you wish to keep.
We will keep the old HFT Beta App open until Aug 31 for the transfer of information. We pre-launched the new ITR App (check the website menu)
One Month Free for Everyone! $49/year 

Please download any work you wish to keep.  We will keep the HFT Beta App open until Aug 31, 2021 Thank you for your great assistance in helping us make an app for you. We hope you enjoy working on the new ITR App! 

More Information Here

Our Free Courses

No pre-requisites or special certifications required.

FREE WEBINAR: What is Trauma

Learn about trauma, how we are all wired to have an Instinctual Trauma Response, and how to resolve it with ITR.”

FREE COURSE: Parents of Foster or Adoptive Children

Learn how trauma affects children and their behaviors. Understand how to work with them and how to help reduce stress in the family. This course is very helpful for ANY caregiver dealing with a trauma survivor. 


FREE COURSE: Educators

This course was designed for all kinds of educators to learn how to identify trauma in children, create safe spaces, and ideas to help ground a child and keep the other children safe.


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

- Danni Davis, LCSW, CCSOT, CITRI

The Instinctual Trauma Response And Dual-Brain Dynamics

(Drs. Tinnin and Gantt's book in paperback)


Instinctual Trauma Response®

Discuss opportunities with our staff. Contact us today. 800-214-0403