Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR)®

Be the Exception: ITR Certified®

  • Structured trauma recovery approach for the whole brain
  • Informed by art therapy, parts therapy, & brain science
  • “Finishes” trauma stories that are fragmented memories & without words
  • Does not require reliving experiences 
  • Resolves any type of trauma, even preverbal 
  • Used for individual or group therapy
  • Effective with children (3+ & up), adolescents, and adults
  • Greatly reduces or completely eliminates trauma symptoms


“Of all the mental health issues, the ones related to trauma are the most treatable. Resolve the trauma first and see what's left. Trauma is easy to treat and it doesn't take years to do it."

Drs. Louis Tinnin and Linda Gantt Co-founders of ITR®


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Become an ITR Certified Trauma Therapist!

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 Live 1-Day.  

ITR Training Institute, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP number for NBCC,#6272 .  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  ITR Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

Programs approved by NASW are labeled.


ITR Free Webinars!

Join us on the first Tuesday of the month for the FREE 1-hour ITR webinars. 6:30-7:30 pm Central Time on Zoom. Many fascinating subjects are covered by our certified trainers. We leave time for questions and answers too! Check it out!

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ITR Certified®

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

This certification requires the ATC 101, ATC 102, and ATC 103 and the Group Consultation Calls. This qualifies a person to be an ITR Certified Trauma Specialist (ITR-CTS) or Coach (ITR-CTC).


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Our mission train 1000 ITR practitioners in 3 years to heal 1 million trauma survivors. We need 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.

We offer a 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE within 24 hours of starting the course 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?

Start by watching all the free videos on the website. The first course everyone must take to be ITR Certified is  Accelerated Traumatology Course (ATC) 101. This course is the mental health first aid basic ITR and available for anyone dealing with traumatized people!

Contact us through email or phone 800-214-0403

Accelerated Traumatology Course 101

ITR Web-App:

Enhance the virtual experience.

Keep all your work in one place! It is web-based so no need to download anything on your device. 

$49/year for everyone. Give it a try for a month for free!

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.

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Introduction to ITR with the Neuroscience Behind It.

This is a 40-minute introduction to Instinctual Trauma Response for those considering training with ITR Training Institute, 

Intro to the ITR: World Art Therapy Conference 

Dr. Linda Gantt gives an introduction to one of her life-long works: Instinctual Trauma Response. ITR is a revolutionary approach to healing trauma developed by Dr. Gantt and her late husband, psychiatrist, Dr. Louis Tinnin. 

"Overcoming Childhood Trauma with ITR"

Check out the interview with Avaiya University about overcoming childhood trauma and ITR.

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.  Add Coupon Code: ITRFREE


Trauma-Effective 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.  Add Coupon Code: ITRFREE


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-C, CCSOT, ITR-CT

The Instinctual Trauma Response And Dual-Brain Dynamics

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


Instinctual Trauma Response®

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