The Integrative Trauma Treatment Model (ITATM)® helps people to depotentiate trauma experiences and help people become embodied in a safe structured way
Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM) ® Our Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model Parts 1, 2 & 3 is regularly offered as a custom training to learn more and/or schedule a training please contact email@example.com *Please note that our custom trainings are in high demand and therefore we recommend you contact as soon as possible for greatest availability and scheduling flexibility
The Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM)® was created by Lori Gill, Founder and Clinical Director Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH). We have been a leader in training organizations to become trauma informed and to engage in effective trauma treatment using our Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM) with great success for the past 15 years. Our goal is to get trauma informed awareness and trauma specific treatment skills to as many people and organizations as possible to help heal life’s hurts (trauma and adverse childhood experiences) and reduce high risk behaviours, suicide and addictions.
The ITATM protocol works with all forms of trauma and extreme states of stress, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), developmental trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD. We regularly work with various and often overlapping traumas inclusive but not limited to: sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, domain violence, domestic violence exposure, human trafficking, exploitation, sexual assault, traumatic loss, grief, adoption, attachment trauma, abortion. However although the ITATM protocol works well with complex trauma it also works well for general wellness and mental health as well with clinically and statistically significant reductions observed in suicide ideation, PTSD symptoms, depression, anxiety, somatic preoccupation, anger, dissociation, sexual concerns, tension reduction behaviours etc. Our Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM)® is a trauma-specific model that layers in sensory processing, art, breath work, somatic therapies, embodied awareness, toning and movement, bilateral stimulation, resource installation, parts work integration, and amygdala reframing messages.
We offer two streams of training adapted non-clinical and clinical. You can learn more about these streams and the training content by clicking the appropriate link below:
Custom Training: If you are interested in arranging training in your community please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ITATM Program Evaluation
Thank you to Victoria Dobson for completing a program evaluation of our Integrative Trauma and Attachment Model (ITATM)®. Thank you also to Dr. Paul Frewen, Western University Hospital for acting as our consultant / principal investigator. The results reviewed the progress of 50 adult clients. A variety of standardized measures were used to evaluate change. Overall the findings demonstrated clinically and statistically significant changes. This is not to say everyone is fully recovered at the completion of treatment as we are working with complex trauma and as such there are no easy solutions. However these are outcomes that are very realistic of a complex trauma population and demonstrate that there is benefit to the treatment being offered.
Average reductions in high risk areas are as follows:
Tension Reduction Behaviour 12.1 reduction
Depression 9.61 reduction
Suicidality 10.20 reduction
Anger 9.98 reduction
Dissociation 8.71 reduction
These are areas that often impact daily life skills, the ability to remain regulated, maintain safe housing, utilization of high risk and crisis services etc. As such any reductions in these areas demonstrates a positive shift towards a more emotionally regulated state.
The least reduction was observed in relation to somatics. Given that when entering treatment most people are not embodied/aware of their emotions due to the trauma experiences they have had this makes good sense. As we begin to work through treatment people become more embodied and more aware of their emotional felt state, this means they are also more aware of uncomfortable sensations feelings emotions etc. however there is an increased ability to experience these feelings without destabilizing, flooding, dissociating etc. This is all part of the goals of treatment, feeling is healing and again it’s a great indicator that the work we are doing is effective. A video outlining the program evaluation results in full is included below.
Anne-Marie Lockmyer, Grief and Trauma Specialist provides a review of our Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model training and conference. Anne-Marie has completed certification as a trauma and attachment specialist with us through our CTIP program.