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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. 

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