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.firstname.lastname@example.org and IARTC President-Elect Dr. Lisa Levers at email@example.com. 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
Call for Applications--Graduate Student Representative
IARTC Graduate Student Representative/Doctoral Student Representative for Fiscal Year 2023 - 2024!
IARTC seeks applications for those who wish to serve as IARTC Graduate Student Representative (1 position) and Doctoral Student Representative (1 position). Applicants must attest that they will remain in the associated student role for the entire fiscal year running from July 1, 2023 - June 30th, 2024, in order to stay abreast of emerging issues, ideas, and needs of graduate/doctoral students. Applicants must be members of ACA and IARTC for the duration of their service. Student representatives serve as non-voting members of the IARTC Board. The Board meetings are scheduled at the beginning of each fiscal year (July). The meetings for fiscal year 2023 - 2024 have not been set yet. Meetings are held quarterly in July, October, January, and March/April, (depending on the dates of the ACA Conference).
Graduate/Doctoral Student Representative Role Description
IARTC Graduate/Doctoral Student Representatives bring forward any needs, opinions, concerns, and ideas from other IARTC Graduate/Doctoral Student Members. They attend all (4 in total) IARTC Quarterly Board Meetings to represent IARTC Graduate Students' voices and to learn leadership skills and practices. They submit a Quarterly Graduate/Doctoral Student Representative Report to the President (due on July 1, October 1, January 1, March 1). IARTC Graduate/Doctoral Student Representatives convey the Board's mission and goals to grad students through an update via the IARTC Newsletter. Due to the need to remain aware of the needs of IARTC Graduate Students, Graduate/Doctoral Student Representatives must be enrolled in a graduate/doctoral program in counseling or related field for the entire fiscal year of their service (July 1 - June 30). These are non-voting positions. IARTC Graduate Student Representatives are encouraged to join the IARTC Graduate Student Committee as a means to ascertain the needs of other graduate students.
IARTC Graduate/Doctoral Student Representatives serve as a resource to graduate students who are not IARTC members but have an interest in joining the Association. They point these students to the IARTC website, and inform them of how to join IARTC. They seek to ascertain the needs of all IARTC graduate students to the extent possible.
Student Representatives submit Quarterly Board Reports to highlight goals and achievements based on the following prompts:
Note any Issues Important to Graduate/Doctoral Students and Provide any Suggestions on How IARTC Might Best Address Them:
Suggestions Regarding DEIB & Social Justice Issues as Related to Graduate/Doctoral Students:
To apply to serve as IARTC Graduate Student Representative or IARTC Doctoral Student Representative, send your CV and a letter of application that details manifestations (evidence) of your ongoing commitment to IARTC as well as your commitment to addressing trauma and building resilience capacity in your practice, community, and/or the world. The application letter should attest that you will remain in the associated student role, and remain a member of ACA and IARTC, for the entire fiscal year running from July 1, 2023 - June 30th, 2024, in order to stay abreast of emerging issues, ideas, and needs of graduate/doctoral students. Please also speak to your prior leadership experience and your goodness of fit for the role of Student Representative. We aim to address equity through the application process. Applicants must be members of both ACA and IARTC. Application materials should be sent to IARTC President, Dr. Peggy Mayfield at firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 pm Eastern time on April 10th. Students who are enrolled in a Master's degree in counseling are particularly encouraged to apply.
Wishing you all the very best! Thank you for your ongoing support of IARTC and its mission. Please reach out if you have questions or ideas to share! email@example.com