IATP is now Evergreen Certifications! Looking for IATP or International Association of Trauma Professionals? You have come to the right place! Our name has changed, but you’ll find the same certification standards and friendly team.
Independently licensed, master’s prepared mental health professionals, including:
A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.
A minimum of 21 hours of post-graduate level training, with 18 of those hour specific to Dialectical Behavior Therapy topics and 3 of those hours specific to suicide and risk assessment. Additionally, the applicant must attest that he/she has read at least two practitioner books on Dialectical Behavior Therapy as a theoretical orientation, two book on DBT skills, and the APA policy on Evidence Based Practice of Psychology. Click here for details.
Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for Certification include:
Wondering if a course meets the requirements for Certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
The applicant must attest that, over the course of their career, he/she has conducted a minimum of 500 therapy hours using Dialectical Behavior Therapy as a theoretical orientation. Additionally, the applicant must attest to the use of clinical outcome evaluation procedures to monitor and adjust therapy consistent with the APA policy on evidence-based practice.
To maintain Certification, a reapplication is required. After your initial 2-year Certification, you can renew for 2 years. A 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Suicide Risk Assessment/Intervention, Crisis Intervention, Personality Disorders, Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation and/or Behavioral Analysis-focused training since you were last Certified.
Sample recertification trainings include:
Complete details can be found here.
“When clients come into my office I want them to know, and see, that I’ve taken the time to learn about trauma, a specialized skill. My certification is much more than a framed certificate”
“...the training and certification process reinforced my knowledge and credibility as a Trauma professional.” -
"The process and content of becoming a certified clinician in gaining my Evergreen Certifications in several areas has helped me be a better prepared and more effective clinician. I gained a deeper knowledge of specific disorders with effective means of how to treat them and deeper understanding for myself."