Live Courses on Zoom.

In-person training can be scheduled privately with groups of 10 or more. Call us 800-214-0403 for more info.

 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.


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ITR® Live Training 

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Accelerated Traumatology Course 101 Live

Trauma is an epidemic and many people are suffering from traumatic stress symptoms.  This course is an introduction to Instinctual Trauma Response and gives clinicians and peers alike effective tools and skills to use for mental health first aid with anyone having a mental health challenge.

This course is the prerequisite to all other ITR courses.  

This course is on Zoom. It comes with a copy of the ITR Workbook and PsychoEd cards.  $399 

Dates/Times 9am - 5pm CT,  June 23, or August 4, 2023

6.5 CE hours with NBCC and NASW!

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

-Educates on how trauma affects the brain and body

-Teaches skills for building rapport

-Teaches how to identify and assess stress levels and signs of traumatic stress

-How to implement proactive and preventative skills and tools for managing stress

-Educates on the biologically wired Instinctual Trauma Response® components

-Educates on how to change self-repair behaviors to self-care

-Provides a common language across all levels of support

-Reviews options for coordination of care (agency-specific)

Register for the ATC 101

Accelerated Traumatology Course (ATC) 102  2-Day

This course is Live Virtual but can be requested in person for agencies 10+. 

ATC 101 is required for this course. 

This course is the second step to becoming an ITR Certified Trauma Therapist or Coach and is considered for Level 2 ITR-Basic Training.

Participants will learn and practice the two basic ITR tasks Graphic Narrative®, and Externalized Dialogue ®.

Each participant will receive individual instruction and get questions answered in relation to their work with two 50-minute private calls. These are needed to complete the ITR-Basic training before moving on to Level 3 to become an ITR Certified Trauma Therapist or Coach.

This course includes the gift of a one-year subscription to the ITR Web App.

Coming on a self-paced video series for more convenience and speed.

Join the waitlist and be in the first group!

CEs TBD with NBCC and NASW

 Save $300 when you also register for the ATC 103

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3rd ITR Annual Conference 2023

Join us for the 3rd Annual ITR Conference.  Gather together
with the ITR founder, Dr. Linda Gantt, and many other ITR
enthusiasts who are changing mental health and freeing
people from trauma.

(5 CEs for NBCC and approval pending for NASW) August 19th, 2023 9am-4pm CT 
$249.00 USD / Early Bird  Special Save $100 until June 19th!

Early Bird Special!

Reboot Call (Re-certification)

The Reboot Call is conducted to test a previously ITR Certified Trauma Specialist, Therapist, or Coach 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. 


Dates: By Appointment Only - (fill out the Contact Us form or call 800-214-0403)

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Accelerated Traumatology Course (ATC) 103 Live 2-Day on Zoom

This is the 3rd part of the ATC 3-part training. Expand your skills beyond the ATC 102 and gain confidence in working with complex and compound trauma.

This course will guide you in working with CPTSD and compound trauma that went on for long periods of time with "Chapter Stores". You will learn a variety of ways to utilize Externalized Dialogue with any population and situation. Become an ITR-Certified Trauma Therapist or Practioner.

One LAST live virtual on Zoom Sept 21-22, 2023 9am-5:30pm CT

Coming on a self-paced video series for convenience and speed.

Join the waitlist and be in the first group.

This course includes 2 private calls and 10 peer group consultation calls.

CEs TBD with NBCC and NASW

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ITR Group Work 102

Anyone leading a group will see results by adding ITR skills to the experience. Learn how to bring excitement and interaction into any group and see recovery in action.

This course is being recorded as a self-paced course. 

Fall of 2023

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ITR Follow-Up Life Coaching/Tools Course 103

Learn how to help clients transition from the past chains of trauma to live in the present and create a life they design. Develop the skill to help people grow in emotional intelligence and thrive.  Stay tuned!

Fall of 2023

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ITR for Children 103

This course is essential for anyone working with children. Learn ITR skills for this population including play therapy techniques.  Working with children and their families is needed for a child's full recovery. TBD Self-Paced Course


Summer of 2023

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ITR with Couples 103

It's all about trauma. ITR is a fantastic intervention to use with couples or anyone with relationship issues. Working with couples is very rewarding and partnering with a colleague can grow your business.  This will be a Self-Paced course.


Winter of 2023

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Intensive Observation 103

This is a must-do investment for any counselor or therapist wanting to do intensive ITR programs. The learner sits in on a real intensive with a client who is happy to get the discount off their sessions! :) Watch and participate in the client's program.  $599 20 hours (20 hours NBCC)
Dates: By appointment only Call 800-214-0403 or email [email protected]

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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, ITR adapts to become part of your process. is also available to team up with providers to do intensive work with qualified clients.
Can be used with both children and adults: This method can be applied to clients as young as 3 – or 93.
With over 40 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 resolve trauma and improve their lives. Study to become a trainer with ITR.

ITR Training Institute is the only licensed ITR training organization. Intellectual Property, trademark, copyright, and licensing rules apply. 



"My training with ITR has been a wonderful experience. Dr. Tinnin and Dr. Gantt have built upon their vision for years.   Their trauma work is validated by years of research and practice across the spectrum.  The trainers are outstanding and there is a community of ongoing support for the participants. I would absolutely recommend this process for anyone interested in helping in the healing of trauma." 

~Susan Smoot, LCMHC, ITR-CTS

Instinctual Trauma Response®

Learn how to apply ITR to your practice. Discuss opportunities with our staff. Contact us today. 800-214-0403