About Traumatology Institute (Canada)

The Traumatology Institute (Canada) was established in 1998 following intensive course development at Florida State University in 1997 with experienced traumatologist’s Dr. Anna B. Baranowsky, Dr. J. Eric Gentry, Dr. Charles Figley, and Kathleen Dunning.

Dr. Anna B. Baranowsky established the Traumatology Institute (Canada) in 1998. It was at this point that the independent curriculum currently being offered was developed and enhanced by Dr.’s Baranowsky and Gentry. This comprehensive curriculum leads to competency in Field Trauma Response, Clinical Traumatology, Community & Workplace Traumatology and Compassion Fatigue Care. The Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum (TITC) provided foundational training for those Certified Traumatologists involved in recovery interventions for over 4,700 people following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City and thousands of traumatologists nationally and internationally. Our trained clinicians have continued to offer services wherever called to action.

For those wanting additional international recognition for their TITC courses partner certifying organizations include the Academy of Traumatology Commission on Certification & Accreditation (COCA). Training programs are also recognized by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (AAETS). Students successfully completing the curriculum can apply for AAETS designation.

The Green Cross Project is our international partner in post-trauma deployments.

All materials offered as part of the Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum are covered by copyright.

For more information about the institute and our face-to-face courses visit  Traumatology Institute (Canada) Training & Development Inc.


The CEO, Founder and Director of the Traumatology Institute (Canada) is Toronto psychologist Dr. Anna Baranowsky. The Distant Consulting Director is Dr. J. Eric Gentry. Anna and Eric have been instrumental in developing the institute’s training materials and programs, including the internationally recognized Accelerated Recovery Program for Compassion Fatigue.

About Dr. Baranowsky
Dr. Anna B. Baranowsky, Ph.D., C.Psych, is the CEO of the Traumatology Institute (Canada) and is a psychologist who works with trauma survivors in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Baranowsky’s guiding principle has been the development of service to meet the needs of trauma survivors, their families, friends and organizations, and professionals seeking personal care and training to advance their knowledge in the field.

Dr. Baranowsky received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She is a Green Cross Scholar, Registered Traumatologist and Trainer. She serves on the board of directors of the Academy of Traumatology and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress through the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is recognized by The National Center for Crisis Management. Her accomplishments include the co-development of the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue and the Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum; International presentations on the ARP, trauma assessment, treatment and interventions. She has published in the area of secondary traumatization, compassion fatigue, the ARP 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.

In addition, Dr. Baranowsky has developed a unique set of products for both trauma survivors as well as trauma professionals.

The newest offering is the popular Trauma Recovery Program. This Online Trauma Care program offers trauma survivors a supportive program that they can use immediately. For more details Visit: http://www.whatisptsd.com/

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 here.

Dr. Baranowsky works with individuals, couples, small businesses and organizations to alleviate emotional distress, reduce blocks to one’s potential and enhance feelings of wellness.

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