Intensive TherapyOur proven-effective intensive therapy helps people heal from their trauma more quickly than with typical methods.
Trauma Therapy TrainingOur research-supported treatment approach and training programs offer solutions you can use. Featuring EMDR, PC, Intensives, and Flash.
Trauma Therapy ResearchWe research and further develop EMDR, PC, Flash, and Intensive Trauma-Focused Therapy to make trauma-focused therapy ever more efficient, quick, effective, and well tolerated.
Dr. Ricky Greenwald
Dr. Ricky Greenwald is a practicing clinical psychologist who has been working with children, teens, adults, and families since 1985. He is the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute’s founder, executive director, and chair of faculty.
The institute provides therapy, training, consultation, information, and resources for those who work with trauma-exposed children, adolescents, and adults. We also conduct research on trauma assessment and treatment, and on our own training programs.
Our Training Programs
Slaying the Dragon
Low-cost one-day training on trauma-informed evaluation, treatment planning, and supervision/consultation. Introduction to Progressive Counting (PC).
Fourteen days of training over 9 months, featuring PC and Flash, designed to help participants learn and master the essential clinical skills for trauma-informed treatment with adults, children, and teens.
Hands-on clinical skills training for using EMDR and integrating it with your psychotherapy approach -- with adults as well as children.
Intensive Trauma-Focused Therapy
This experiential week-long training will prepare EMDR/PC-trained therapists to provide trauma-focused therapy in the intensive format.
Progressive Counting (PC)
Hands-on clinical skills training for using Progressive Counting with clients of all ages who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss.
In this workshop, participants will learn about Flash research and theory, view a demonstration, and participate in supervised small-group practice.
Intensive Trauma-Focused Therapy
Life’s challenges can be overwhelming. We all go through them, and we all need help from time to time. During our private therapy sessions you will be guided to overcome these challenges and move on to living a happier and fuller life.
Typical hour-per-week therapy can take months or years to get results. In intensive therapy, you’ll spend full consecutive days with one of our compassionate therapists who is skilled in helping people in your situation. You will be the therapist’s only client for the days you’ve reserved. With our proven-successful treatment approach, most of our clients are able to achieve true healing in a couple of days to a couple of weeks.
- New Publication! Keesler, J. M., McCoy, P., & Wiltz, J. (2023). Trauma‐specific treatment among individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities: A case series with progressive counting. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 51, 296–306.
- New Publication! Manfield, P. E., Taylor, G., Dornbush, E., Engel, L., & Greenwald, R. (2024). Preliminary evidence for the acceptability, safety, and efficacy of the flash technique. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 14, 1273704.
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