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Dr. Baranowsky

Dr. Anna Baranowsky, Ph.D., C.Psych., is the CEO of Traumatology Institute (Canada), the official Canadian provider of Traumatology Institute programs in Canada. She provides psychotherapy, trauma training and other clinical services specializing in trauma assessment and therapy; stress and anxiety management; the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue; Psychosocial Oncology; Health psychology and couples therapy. Dr. Baranowsky works with individuals, couples, groups and organizations to alleviate emotional distress, reduce blocks to fulfilling one’s potential, and enhance feelings of wellness.

Dr. Baranowsky serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Traumatology’s Commission on Certification and Accreditation. She has been recognized by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress with Diplomate status and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. Her accomplishments include international presentations on the Compassion Fatigue, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD Trauma assessment, Trauma Therapy and community/organizational consultation. She has been published in the areas of Secondary Traumatization, Compassion Fatigue, Trauma Therapy, and therapeutic relationships (the Silencing Response).

She is also the author of the best seller Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization & Recovery (2010, 2nd Ed., Baranowsky, Gentry and Schultz). She recently released Recovery Now TRAUMA, her new Audio CD and downloadable MP3 series which includes self-help audio materials on Trauma.

What is PTSD? 3 Steps for Healing Trauma (2012) Baranowsky & Lauer, is a self-help book for trauma recovery.  Details can be found on

She has created an internationally recognized series of training programs leading to designations in Compassion Fatigue; Early Intervention Field Trauma; Clinical Traumatology; and Community & Workplace Traumatology. More information about these courses can be found at or

Dr. Baranowsky received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria, completed her pre-doctoral internship in Winnipeg at the Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital, and spent six months working with noted traumatology pioneer Dr. Charles Figley at the Traumatology Institute at Florida State University. It was while in Florida that she co-developed the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue. The ARP allows professional service and care-providers to recognize the symptoms of Compassion Fatigue and then helps them increase their feelings of confidence, competence and self-worth. She assisted in program development during the early stages of the U.S. founded Traumatology Institute. The full series of Traumatology Institute training courses are now being offered for the first time in Canada through Traumatology Institute (Canada) under the direction of Dr. Anna B. Baranowsky.

As a Certified Clinical Traumatologist and Psychologist, Dr. Baranowsky dedicates a large portion of her private clinical practice to care for the emotional well-being of trauma survivors. She has been trained in most of the cutting-edge trauma treatments now being recognized as highly effective in resolving the emotional aftermath of exposure to trauma. Dr. Baranowsky works with a wide range of trauma survivors, from airplane crash victims to victims of violence and even the first responders at a trauma scenes. Her dedication to the emotional recovery of survivors is witnessed in her passion for training others to gain skills to work effectively in the newly emerging field of Traumatology.

Fact Sheet

The official Canadian Provider of Trauma Training through the Traumatology Institute

Offers training for emergency responders, health and mental health professionals in a broad range of disciplines. TI was originally founded in 1995 under the direction of Dr. Charles Figley, following the Oklahoma City Bombing. The main base for the Institute is now located at the Traumatology Institute (Canada) in Toronto, Ontario.  The Traumatology Institute now offers a full complement of programs in Canada.

Trauma Training Certification Programs

The Traumatology Institute offers Post Trauma Training, Mental Health programs, Compassion Fatigue Resiliency and therapy training programs.

The Traumatology Institute – Profile

In 1995, 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, renowned trauma expert. The Traumatology Institute is dedicated to alleviating trauma around the world through research, education, and service. The institute sponsors training leading to certification in Traumatology and Compassion Fatigue Specialization and licenses selected sites around the world to offer its curriculum.

The work of Dr. Figley and his group resulted in the creation of the Green Cross Projects (GCP) — the U.S.-based humanitarian branch of the Traumatology Institute and more recently the Academy of Traumatology’s Commission on Certification and Accreditation (COCA).  COCA recognizes the Traumatology Institute (Canada) curriculum and offers certification to institute graduates.  The GCP provides rehabilitative assistance to victims of disasters, starting with survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.

In September 2001, the Traumatology Institute moved to the University of South Florida and was renamed the International Traumatology Institute. The ITI was closely involved in recovery interventions following the terrorist attacks on the U.S. of September 11, 2001. Over 4,700 persons received care from Certified Traumatologists affiliated with the institute.  The ITI has been subsumed by the Academy of Traumatology.

Current the Traumatology Institute offers a broad range of training programs both in class, at host locations and in E-Learning format.