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.

IOM manual


Trauma and Narrative Therapy - Michael White
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


Collective Trauma, Collective Healing: Promoting Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster. By Jack Saul
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The Resilience Collective is a collaborative network dedicated to advancing new ideas and strategies for collective resilience. We think and create at the intersection of mental health, art, and activism.


• The International Trauma Studies Course taught with Turkish students, begins this October 17, 2023. We are excited to have as guest faculty members, Froma Walsh, Pauline Boss, Nancy Baron, Bessel van der Kolk, and Jack Saul. The program is sponsored by World Human Relief, the International Trauma Studies Program in New York City, and Bilgi University in Istanbul.
Click here for a full description including, fees, expectations and application process.


Wisdom and Well Being Week, Blue Spirit Costa Rica.
Dates: February 10-17, 2024
With: Bessel van der Kolk, MD, Licia Sky, Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D., Patti Elledge, Dave Premal & Miten, Luis Mojica, Jack Saul, PhD, Leslie Salmon & Jeff W Jones, Annette Knopp, and Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD.


MORAL INJURIES OF WAR is an immersive experience forging new ways to contemplate and heal from war through testimony, movement, and public conversation


• See recent article below in the Psychotherapy Networker on The Hidden Trauma of Moral Injury: From Personal Anguish to Communal Healing by Jack Saul


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