Dr. Anna B. Baranowsky

  • CEO and President, Traumatology Institute (Canada)

Dr. Baranowsky is the founder and director of Traumatology Institute (Canada). She 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 Commission on Certification & Accreditation.. Her accomplishments include the co-development of the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue; International presentations on the ARP, trauma assessment, treatment and interventions. She has published in the area of compassion fatigue and trauma recovery.

She works with individuals, couples, small businesses and organizations to alleviate emotional distress, reduce blocks to potential and enhance feelings of wellness.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

Community &Workplace Traumatologist

TI-101: Early Intervention Field Traumatology (1-day intensive)

TI-102: Trauma Referral Sources and Community Resources

TI-103: Standards of Trauma Care: Attachment, Systems & Context

TI-104: Tools for Trauma: A Multidimensional Approach

TI-105: Group Approaches for Community Trauma Survivors

TI-106: Group Supervision in Community Traumatology

TI-107: Compassion Fatigue Resiliency & Recovery (Educator Designation)

Clinical Traumatologist

TI-1001: Early Intervention Field Traumatology (4 day)

TI-202: Overview of Trauma Assessment & Interventions

TI-203: Standards of Trauma Care: Attachment, Systems & Context

TI-204: Tools for Trauma: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach

TI-205: Group Approaches with Trauma Survivors - Clinical

TI-206: Group Supervision in Clinical Traumatology

TI-207: Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training (Therapist Designation)

Early Intervention Field Traumatologist (1001 or 101): First responders (e.g., fire/rescue, emergency medical services, law enforcement, etc.) as well as mental health and health care professionals will benefit from this comprehensive course. To receive this designation, TI-101 is an entry-level program. No pre-requisites.

Community &Workplace Traumatologist: Designed for professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers who work with trauma survivors or trauma-related issues or individuals who wish to gain skills to do so. The courses in this stream will enhance the skills development for activities where contact with individuals or groups who have been directly exposed to trauma occur. No special requirements or degrees are necessary for this entry-level training stream. Successful completion of the following courses (or equivalencies) is required: TI-101 - 107 for certificate.

Compassion Fatigue Resiliency & Recovery - Educator: An intensive one-day resiliency enhancement program developed for those working with seriously ill, injured or traumatized/troubled people. This program was designed in workshop format to be both didactic and experiential

Compassion Fatigue Specialist - Therapist: Designed for mental health care professionals with a minimum of a master’s degree. Based on the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue, this program trains professionals to offer the unique 5-session individual care ARP model to those directly impacted as a result of their work with traumatized/troubled clients.

Clinical Traumatologist: Designed for health care professionals who have a minimum of a Master’s degree completed or in progress related to the clinical or counseling field. Successful completion of the following courses (or equivalencies) is required: TI-1001, 202 - 207 for certificate.



Comments from Past Participants

“The quality of the course was obvious even as it was launched. This is on the cusp of innovation and is applicable in a wide array of arenas.”

- Rick Ritter, LCSW, CT; President, Green Cross Projects

“Excellent opportunity not just to come out of compassion fatigue, but to enter a transformative process.”

- Carlos Velazquez-Garcia, MA, MATS; Clinical Psychologist, San Juan, Puerto Rico

“Wow, what a different way of looking at compassion fatigue; as a positive catalyst for change and improvement in ones life, rather than an end or destructive force.”

- Libby Royer, LCSW, Road to Recovery

“I think this program is a must for all professionals working in a trauma setting whether medical, mental health or emergency services.”

- Ronald D. Davenport, LPC, CEAP; FBI, Reg. EAP Mgr.

“[Trauma Practice] both addresses what we know today at a theoretical level and, equally importantly, explains clinical methods in the context of treatment … [It] offers a comprehensive guide for clinicians working with the traumatized … also an excellent resource for trainers, teachers, and educators of trauma practitioners.”

- Charles R. Figley, PhD, Florida State University, Traumatology Institute, Tallahassee, FL

“Built on a strong empirically based foundation, [Trauma Practice] is a must … for all therapists working with survivors of traumatic events.”

- Mark D. Lerner, PhD, President, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

“This is how to present a ‘how to’ … It is a comprehensive step-by-step description of tools for the practitioner [...] drawn mainly from cognitive behavioral approaches [...]. Each application is labeled according to its fit with the three “necessary ingredients” of relaxation, exposure, and cognitive restructuring. [...] There are exercises for the client and for the therapist … which can be immediately used in the clinical setting.”

- Louis W. Tinnin, MD, Founder and Medical Director of the Trauma Recovery Institute, Morgantown, WV


Following is a list of organizations with whom Dr. Anna B. Baranowsky has interviewed, consulted or trained:

Brant Children’s Aid Society
Brant, Ontario

Brockville Psychiatric Hospital, Elmgrove Service
Brockville, Ontario

Burlington Counselling & Family Services
Burlington, Ontario

Canadian Forces Medical Group Headquarters, Department of Medical Policy Social Work Program
Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Red Cross, Ontario Region
Ottawa, Ontario

Caregivers Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dilico-Ojibway Child & Family Services
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Dorothy Ley Hospice, Trillium Health Centre
Etobicoke, Ontario

Hincks Dellcrest – Training Program
Toronto, Ontario

Lakehead University, Northern Education Centre for Aging & Health
Thunder Bay, Ontario

London Health Sciences Center, Psychology Department
London, Ontario

Nishnawbe-Aski Nation, Crisis Team
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Nova Scotia Critical Incident Stress Management Network
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Office of the Chief Coroner
Toronto, Ontario

Ontario Literacy Coalition
Toronto, Ontario

Ontario Psychological Association
Toronto, Ontario

Orion Health – Vancouver Pain Clinic
Vancouver, B.C.

Ottawa Police Victim Services
Ottawa, Ontario

Oshwegan Six Nations Council, Social Development Program
Oshwegan, Ontario

Sunnybrooke & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care & Treatment Centers
Toronto, Ontario

Thunder Bay Sexual Assault Counselling & Crisis Centre
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Transport Safety Board of Canada
Richmond Hill, Ontario

University of Ottawa, GAP-Health Research Team, Institute of Population Health
Ottawa, Ontario

University of South Florida, International Traumatology Institute, Educational Outreach
Tampa, Florida, USA

University of Toronto, Student Crisis Response Program
Toronto, Ontario

Ward’s Funeral Homes, Continuing Care
Toronto, Ontario


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