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! Greenwald, R., & Camden, A. A. (2022). A Pragmatic Randomized Comparison of Intensive EMDR and Intensive PC for Victims of Crime. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication.
- New Training! Yoga for Therapists: Trauma-Informed Yoga for Therapists and Their Clients. November 2, 2022. Register here.
Latest Blog Posts
Why Doesn’t Every Therapist Offer EMDR?
When I learned EMDR (eye movement desensitization & reprocessing) in 1992, I recognized it as a game-changer. I was already an effective trauma therapist, but EMDR enabled me to do
Why We Offer Online Intensives
I’m not only old, I’m also old-school in some ways. So when we were first considering offering intensive trauma-focused psychotherapy online, I was opposed. I did not want to compromise
9/11: A Personal Reflection 20 Years Later
Everyone remembers where they were. I was trying to get into the building where I worked, at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NYC, but it was blocked off. I asked
Our Black Lives Matter Statement
A couple of months ago, during the peak of the Black Lives Matters protests, we had a staff meeting. Our staff wanted to make a statement in support of BLM,
Should I Learn EMDR or PC?
Therapists often ask me which trauma treatment they should learn: eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR) or progressive counting (PC). First of all: Yes – you should learn EMDR or
Intensive treatment comes in really handy when…
The last blog post focused on the value of the intensive treatment format. The main point was that if the client comes to solve a problem, why not just get