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Trauma Therapy Innovations Program

Advanced Methods in Intensive Trauma-Focused Therapy

Advanced Methods in Intensive Trauma-Focused Therapy

13 CEs, 12 EMDRIA CEs

This is a hands-on clinical skills training featuring advanced techniques for working intensively with clients who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss.

Participants will be able to:

  • Name the essential elements of motivational interviewing.
  • Guide the client through the Future Movies motivational interviewing intervention.
  • Implement the scripted treatment contracting intervention for resistant clients.
  • Implement the “parent protector” intervention with a client.
  • Guide a client to imaginally talk to their dead parent.
  • Guide a client through the “dyadic resourcing” intervention for enhancing attachment status.
  • Explain how insecure attachment can contribute to dissociation.
  • Name the three primary parts used in IFS and explain their roles in a system.
  • Guide a client in the creative conference room activity.
  • Implement an interweave for nurturing the needs of inner child parts.
  • Implement an interweave for visualizing the transformation of pain held by parts.

Instructor: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD and Elizabeth Davis, MS

Who May Attend: This training is open to mental health professionals (psychologists, social workers, counselors, couple & family therapists, expressive arts therapists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, etc.). This training is geared to participants at intermediate or advanced professional levels, who have already completed training in EMDR and/or PC, as well as training in how to do intensive trauma-focused therapy.

Time: All listed workshops are 9-5 Eastern Standard Time unless otherwise specified.

Upcoming Trainings

Special Needs: Requests for special accommodations should be directed to our training coordinator at

All trainings listed on this website are open to the public. To schedule a closed training for your group or agency, contact the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute. Individuals may also organize trainings and receive a discount on tuition.

Cancellations Policy: Our training cancellations policy can be found here.

Grievance Policy: Our training grievance policy can be found here.

Questions: If you have any questions about this training, please contact our trainings department at

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