The Traumatology Institute

The Traumatology Institute

The Traumatology Institute was developed to provide the best training and care in the emerging field of emotional trauma care and compassion fatigue response. Its 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. The Traumatology Institute offers training for emergency responders, health and mental health professionals in a broad range of disciplines. The Traumatology Institute is the official provider of the Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum.

The main base for the Institute is now located at the Traumatology Institute in Toronto, Ontario Canada and offers a full complement of programs nationally and internationally.

Dr. Baranowsky has developed a unique set of products for both trauma survivors as well as trauma professionals. She co-created (with Dr. J. Eric Gentry) an internationally recognized series of training programs leading to designations in Compassion Fatigue; Early Intervention Field Trauma; Clinical Traumatology; and Community & Workplace Traumatology. A comprehensive series of manuals and CD’s has been produced for Clinical Traumatology training and Community & Workplace training programs.

Courses are offered at host locations, on-site at the Institute, and on-line (see & for course information).

TraumaLine1 is a division of the Traumatology Institute (Canada). online trauma counselor training

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 has developed a series of courses for professional trauma responders and therapists in a comprehensive trauma training curriculum that is now available online, and on demand at your own pace. These courses are all based on “best practices” research and developed over many years through careful examination of what works in real settings with those who have been seriously injured, ill or traumatized.

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.

Learn more about Clinical Traumatology, Community & Workplace Traumatology, Field Traumatology and Compassion Fatigue training at

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.