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ITR for Military and First Responders

Knowing how to work with veterans and first responders is crucial. Learn how "automatic obedience" of the ITR becomes "automatic pilot" for most first responders. Skills for working with both groups and individuals will be covered.

No CE credits available at this time.


Formal Elements Art Therapy Scale + FEATS Digital Copy

Learn about the history and the use of the Formal Elements Art Therapy Scale (FEATS). This rating system is widely used by art therapists for use with PPATS ("Person Picking an Apple from a Tree"). The 2nd Edition of FEATS digital will be sent as soon as it is available! The older version is included with this now.

1 hour CE with NBCC.


Sample Pack GN and ED Resource File

This is a sample pack of Graphic Narratives and Externalized Dialogues, useful in the practice of ITR. Better understand the use of ITR with different situations and populations through reviewing these case examples.


Understanding Trauma for Foster and Adoptive Parents

This short course is for any caretaker dealing with a traumatized child. Understand how trauma can affect your child and how to deal with some of the symptoms caused by it.

Type in Code: ITRFREE

Under 1 hour


Trauma-Effective Professional (TEP) for Educators


Learn how to recognize trauma in educational settings and how to develop a plan to address it. Find out how to "hold space" and help ground a person in simple and appropriate ways.

Type in Code: ITRFREE


Live Virtual Classes

ITR Training Institute, Inc. has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors 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 the National Association of Social Workers are notated on each course.

For questions call 800-214-0403 

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Accelerated Traumatology Course 101 Live Virtual

This is for: Mental Health Providers, First Responders, Chaplains, Child Advocacy Workers, Educators, Caregivers, or Foster/Adoptive Parents 

This course is on Zoom. 

Includes: 6.5 CEs, NASW and NBCC, the ITR Family Workbook, and an ITR Tactical Grounding Toolkit with Psychoeduction cards. 

The ATC 101 is the ITR basic a one-day multidisciplinary continuing education course that will introduce the Instinctual Trauma Response approach and increase knowledge and skills in dealing with traumatic stress personally and professionally. It is a course packed with the neuroscience of trauma, skill-based experiential exercises, practical tools, and ITR-specific interventions to proactively mitigate the risk of long-term stress injuries. It empowers a person to be trauma-effective and parts-informed.

This course is the prerequisite to all other ITR courses.  

March 21, 2024, 9am - 5pm Central Time

6.5 CE hours with NBCC and WV Social Workers Board

For agencies with 20+, the ATC 101 is available in-person. Request proposal for pricing.

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Accelerated Traumatology Course (ATC) 102 + 103 Live Virtual 4-Day

This is for: anyone wanting to be an ITR practitioner.

This course is on Zoom. 

ATC 101 is required for this course.

This course combines the basic and advanced ITR protocol and will give a person the skills to work with traumas of any kind. This course along with passing the level 2 and level 3 group consultation calls, is needed to become an ITR Certified® Trauma Specialist or Recovery Technician.

The instructor will lead a learner through the ITR tasks, Graphic Narrative®, and Externalized Dialogue ®.

The groups will break into dyads or triads to do experiential work implementing the ITR protocol.

After completing the level 102 Section of the course a learner will have access to 5 group 50-minute consultation calls (Wed 10 am CT) to get their questions answered and present a case study. These calls need to be completed within 60 days.

After they successfully present their level 2 work they can move onto the 15 level 3 group consultation calls to present 3 complex trauma case studies.(Wed 11 am CT) 

Private consultation calls can be purchased if needed.

After successfully passing the 103 50-minute exit call a learner will become an ITR Certified® Trauma Specialist or Recovery Technician.

This course includes a one-year subscription to the Help For Trauma Web App.

ATC 102  February 1-2 and
ATC 103  February 22-23

26 CEs with NBCC and WV SWB

Self-Paced Courses are being produced now! Stay Tuned.

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ATC 103 for Reboot

This is for: Previously certified practitioners who would like to re-certify. 

This course is on Zoom. 

Take the ATC 103 to assist with re-certification.

Re-certify as an ITR-Certified Trauma Specialist (licensed) or Technician. Certifications are good for 2 years.

The ATC 103 is live virtual with group and individual experiential work focusing on complex trauma.

ATC 103  Feb 22-23, 2024

13 CEs with NBCC and pending approval with WV SWB

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Reboot Call (Re-certification)

This is for: Previously certified practitioners who would like to re-certify. 

The Reboot Call is conducted to test a previously-ITR-Certified Trauma Therapist, Specialist, or Technician in their competency with using ITR. 

An ITR Certification is good for 2 years.

This is a private call (up to 90 minutes) with an instructor. There are requirements and work needed to present at the call. 

By Appointment Only

Fill out the Contact Us form or call 800-214-0403 

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ATC 102 for Peer Support

This is for: First Responders, Chaplains, Educators, Foster/Adoptive Parents

This course is Live on Zoom. 

If you want to know the ITR Basics to enhance your peer support knowledge, join us just for this class. This is only for people who just want to experience the ITR protocol so they can better explain it to others seeking treatment.

Self-Paced being produced right now. Stay Tuned!

Click below to access this special peer support option.

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Other Courses Coming Soon

  • ITR with Children
  • ITR Group Work
  • Assessments for Adults and Children
  • Cultural Competency Working with First Responders
  • Advanced Psychoeducation 
  • First Responders and Military 
  • Emergency Response and ITR
  • ITR with Couples
  • Children: Gifted, ASD & Attachment Disorder
  • Working with Children with Sexual Problems
  • How to Open and Operate a Successful ITR Clinic
  • Building a Timeline
  • Working with DID
  • Guided Imagery

In-Person Training

In-person training can be scheduled privately with groups of 10 or more. 

Call us at 800-214-0403 for more info.