Live/Virtual Zoom or

In Person Courses 

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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Accelerated Traumatology Course 101 Live Virtual 1-day

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

Includes: ITR's Family Workbook, and the ITR Tactical Grounding Toolkit with Psychoeducation 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.  

Dates/Times 9am - 5pm CT,  March 21, 2024 

This course is on Zoom.

6.5 CE hours with NBCC and NASW!

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


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Accelerated Traumatology Course  102 + 103 Live Virtual 4-days

For people who want to learn and practice the Instinctual Trauma Response® (ITR) protocol.

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 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 Coach.

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

ATC 102 February 1-2, or April 18-19, 2024

and ATC 103  Feb 22-23,  or May 23-24, 2025

This course is on Zoom

26 CEs with NBCC and pending approval WV SWB

The 4-month payment plan is available. Click here

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ATC 103 for Reboot

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 focussing on complex trauma.

13 CEs with NBCC and pending approval with WV SWB

ATC 103 Feb 22-23, or May 23-24, 2024

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Reboot Call (Re-certification)

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. 


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

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ATC 102 for Peer Support

First Responders, Chaplains, Educators, Foster/Adoptive Parents

This course is Live/Virtual 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.

5 Group Consultation Calls are included!

 ATC 102 on Zoom February 1-2 or April 18-19, 2024

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Other Courses Coming Soon:

ITR with Children

ITR Group Work

Assessments for Adults and Children

Working with Children with Sexual Problems

Cultural Competency Working with First Responders

Advanced Psychoeducation 

First Responders and Military Personnel

ITR with Couples

Children: Gifted, ASD & Attachment Disorder

How to Open and Operate a Successful ITR Clinic

Building a Timeline

Working with DID

Guided Imagery

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 Clinical Benefits

  • Gets to the root of the problem rather than focusing on coping skills
  • Uses standardized procedures
  • Minimizes disabling responses to future traumas
  • Instructs how to anticipate and ward off the instinctual responses in tough situations- managing triggers and fixed states
  • Makes it possible to give words to traumatic events and bring closure to them without reliving them
  • Integrates the whole self into present-day awareness
  • Expands consciousness, giving greater access to normal emotion
  • Reduces or eliminates troubling symptoms caused by traumatic events
  • Achieves results in a relatively brief period
  • Provides effective ways to greatly reduce stress and deal with negative beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors
  • Empowers a person with new life skills to use on their own in the present and in the future.
  • Does not require developing a relationship with the facilitator (ITR can be used with a team approach)
  • Does not need time between sessions to digest the material
  • Can be used with all ages from 3 to 99 years old
  • Is adaptable to individual or group therapy as well as to conventional weekly sessions.


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"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®

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