The International Trauma Studies Program is committed to enhancing the natural resilience and coping capacities in individuals, families, and communities that have endured and/or are threatened by traumatic events - domestic and political violence, war and natural disaster. ITSP pursues its mission through providing professional training, conducting innovative research, offering technical assistance to international organizations, and helping build a global learning community in mental health and human rights.

Collective Trauma, Collective Healing: Promoting Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster. By Jack Saul
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WIN Consulting Collective
We Inform the Narrative (WIN) Consultants are committed to building healing justice through collective spaces, trainings, and technical support. WIN works with agencies, organizations, and social movements to build interdependent personal and structural transformation. WIN integrates liberation and resilience based approaches to trauma informed care and organizing for justice.
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At the Center for Narrative Practice we believe that stories are the primordial means through which we make sense of and convey the meaning of our lives.
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Through the use of drama therapy and creative expression in a group setting, CANY helps children and adults expand their self concept, imagine new life possibilities and build the social and emotional tools they need to live meaningful lives.

Summer Institute in Global Mental Health
and Psychosocial Support
July 6-18, 2015, New York City
Sponsored by Teacher's College, Columbia University - International Trauma Studies Program & the Antares Foundation.

Now accepting applications

Certificate Program in International Trauma Studies Sponsored by ITSP and Bilgi University Program in Clinical Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey. October, 2015 to June, 2016

Past Programs:

ITSP/Bilgi University, Istanbul Certificate Program in International Trauma Studies. Fall 2012 to Summer 2013

Advanced Seminar in International Trauma Studies 2010-11

Field Based Training the Trainers Program in Uganda, January 2009

Training Program in International Trauma Studies

REFUGE: Refugee Community Resource Center

International Collaborations

Disaster preparedness and response

Theater Arts Against Political Violence

African Refuge: The Coming Home Project

Michael White presented an all day workshop on his narrative therapy approach to working with trauma survivors at the International Trauma Studies Program in New York City
on April 1, 2007


• ITSP is proud to announce its Partnership with the Antares Foundation in Amsterdam, integrating trauma informed care with staff stress management. For more info:

African Refuge and ITSP win the 2009 Max Hayman Award.
The American Othopsychiatric Association.


• The International Trauma Studies Program is featured in the recently published
"The New Humanitarians: Inspiration, Innovations and Blueprints for Visionaries", edited by Chris Stout.

The International Trauma Studies Program, by Jack Saul [download pdf]

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