About Traumatology Institute and Our Mission

About Trauma Recovery Program

TRP is developed by Dr. Anna B Baranowsky through her years of experience working with trauma clients. The Trauma Recovery Program is an online, adjunctive care program to help trauma survivors learn to manage their symptoms. Although it is not a substitute for therapy, many individuals are using the program to help themselves before they begin therapy or in conjunction with direct counselling services to keep them moving in the right direction.

The program contains:

  • 30 Daily Stabilization Videos with email reminders to help trauma
  • survivors stay focused on their recovery
  • 7 Weekly Learning Modules
  • Growth Exercises & Templates
  • Recovery Stories
  • Access to these tools for 365 days, online, on-demand

The Traumatology Institute

Are you a trauma survivor, an aspiring therapist, or a compassionate community care worker (e.g. emergency responder…etc.) and would like to learn more about trauma and PTSD?

If so, you’ve come to the right place!

At the Traumatology Institute (TI), our mandate is to provide the best possible training and care in the specialized field of emotional trauma and compassion fatigue response.

Established in 1998, TI has trained thousands of students on trauma care and response. One most notable workshop is a recovery intervention class for over 4,700 people involved in the World Trade Center’s terrorist attacks on Sept 11, 2001.

Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, TI offers a full complement of programs nationally and internationally at host locations and online.  (See www.psychink.com & www.ticlearn.com for course information.)

WhatisPTSD.com was developed to provide opportunities for trauma recovery that answer a need in the community.  We always encourage individuals to seek specialized trauma therapy after experiencing a critical event as we believe getting the right care early on can mean the difference between years of strain vs. post-traumatic growth and recovery.

However, we also know that it is not always possible for individuals to get access to skilled trauma care professionals in the immediate aftermath of an event.  In addition, for some people care between therapy sessions or good information to keep us on the right track may be what is needed to move us in the right direction.

  • What is PTSD? 3 Steps to Healing Trauma (Award Winning Self-Help Book)
  • Trauma Recovery Online Program (Self-Guided Online Approach)

Our mandate is to meet the needs of trauma survivors, (their family, friends and colleagues, organizations requiring consultation), and to assist professionals seeking advanced trauma care skills development and trauma service provision.

Traumatic events are part of life. Statistics show that 70% of people are impacted directly by trauma over the course of their lifetime. Remarkably most recover well from trauma and demonstrate resiliency. However, when exposed to extreme events even the strongest individuals can feel shaken.

The Traumatology Institute is dedicated to training individuals, organizations and groups to offer skilled care to trauma survivors in your community and anywhere around the world.

History of Traumatology Institute

In 1995, following the Oklahoma City Bombing, the original Traumatology Institute was established as a non-profit organization at Florida State University – Center for Professional Development in Tallahassee, Florida, under the direction of Dr. Charles Figley, a renowned trauma expert.

The Traumatology Institute was dedicated to alleviating trauma around the world through research, education, and service. It sponsored training leading to certification in Traumatology and Compassion Fatigue Specialization and recognizes selected sites around the world who offer curriculum that meet its standards.

In 1998, the Traumatology Institute (Canada) was established with the mandate of offering comprehensive trauma training for mental health providers and others involved in post trauma response. Since that time TIC has trained thousands of individuals nationally and internationally to provide trauma care to survivors.

In September 2001, the original Traumatology Institute moved to the University of South Florida and was renamed the International Traumatology Institute (ITI). The ITI was closely involved in recovery interventions following the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

The ITI now operates as the U.S.-based Green Cross Projects (GCP). The GCP undertakes the humanitarian activities of the former Institute, while the Academy of Traumatology’s Commission on Certification and Accreditation (COCA) does the training.

COCA recognizes the Traumatology Institute (Canada) curriculum and offers certification to Institute graduates.