International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling:
Resilience & Trauma Epistemology
A Division of the American Counseling Association
To enhance the quality of life for people and communities worldwide by promoting the development of professional counselors; by advancing the ideals of the American Counseling Association, the counseling profession, and the ethical practice of counseling through trauma-informed practices; and, by nurturing respect for human dignity, cultural inclusivity, and resilience.
Join an IARTC Committee!
For those of you who wish to serve IARTC, we have the following committees that you can join:
Budget & Finance Committee
Communications, Media, and PR Committee
DEI & Social Justice Committee
Graduate Student Committee
Professional Development Committee
IARTC Newsletter Editorial Team
To join a committee, please send your CV and letter of interest to IARTC President Dr. Peggy Mayfield Mayfield.email@example.com and IARTC President-Elect Dr. Lisa Levers at firstname.lastname@example.org. If appointed to a committee, we will also need a headshot and a brief bio so that we can add your profile to the IARTC website. IARTC encourages diverse members from national and international communities to apply. IARTC needs you!
IARTC recently received fiscal year 2023-2024 election results from ACA. Dr. Matthew J. Walsh was elected as IARTC's incoming President-Elect. Celebrate!
Submit an Article to the IARTC Journal--Trauma Counseling and Resilience:
Trauma Counseling & Resilience Portal
The vision of IARTC, in accordance with the purpose of ACA, is to:
Promote greater awareness and understanding of traumatic stress, as defined by current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the current edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
Promote the recognition of resilience and traumatology as a specialization requiring focused training and supervision in the counseling profession and related helping fields
Globally promote the professional development of resilience and trauma-competent counselors and counselor educators
Advocate for the profession of resilience and trauma-focused counseling
Contribute to the knowledge base of resilience and trauma studies
Ensure ethical, culturally inclusive resilience and trauma-informed practices that protect those using counseling services
Advance appropriate assessment, prevention, and intervention strategies for counseling in response to traumatic experiences in ways that promote positive development, resilience, and the wellbeing of people across the lifespan
Disseminate educational and professional materials with the purpose of raising the standards of practice in trauma and resilience counseling, education, supervision, and mental health care across the world.