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Trauma Therapy Certificate Program

Trauma Therapy Certificate Program

a PC (Progressive Counting) training program

Trauma Therapy Certificate Program

Trauma-Informed Treatment
for Adults, Children, & Teens

9-month program, 14 contact days
For mental health professionals (and advanced graduate students)

59 CEs, 12 EMDRIA CEs

This research-supported program is designed to help participants learn and master the essential clinical skills for trauma-informed treatment with adults, children, and teens.

*** Work-Study Fellowships Available ***

Description of the Training Program. This is a hands-on clinical skills training for working with adults, children, and teens who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss. This in-depth extended training will cover trauma theory, impact of trauma and loss, therapeutic relationship, self-care for counselors/therapists, identification and assessment of traumatized individuals, working with parents and other care-givers to help traumatized kids, and directly helping clients to manage their symptoms, resolve their trauma/loss memories, and prepare to cope effectively with future challenges. The program is designed for mental health professionals (or advanced graduate students) with an active therapy caseload.

Participants will first learn a foundation model and skills, and over time add advanced interventions such as motivational interviewing, anger management training, and parent training. Each of the subsequent meetings will include new (or review) didactic/skills material as well as group consultation focused on participants’ ongoing cases. This program is designed to help participants learn and master the essential clinical skills for trauma-informed treatment with adults, children, and teens.

The training program involves lecture, demonstration, and in-class practice. This is an experiential training, and part of the learning is to practice the interventions with other participants. Although participants are always in charge of what they disclose, some individuals have reported that their participation led to facing personal issues.  Full documentation can be found here and the daily agenda can be found here.

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain how past trauma or loss can lead to ongoing problem behaviors or symptoms.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive trauma-informed treatment plan.
  • Teach clients how to control their anxiety, impulsive/acting-out behavior, and other symptoms.
  • Guide parents and others to help kids to be (and feel) more safe and successful.
  • Help clients to face and work through their trauma/loss memories.
  • Help clients and their families to anticipate and prepare for future challenges.
  • Provide therapy in various formats including outpatient, milieu, and intensive retreats.
  • Problem-solve their own challenging cases, regardless of whether trauma was identified as the presenting issue.
  • Provide systematic and effective trauma-informed supervision and consultation to others.

Credentials Earned. Participants must attend all meetings and meet other requirements (such as bringing in videos of sessions). Those who complete this program will:

  • Receive TICTI’s Certificate in Trauma Therapy (CTT)
  • Potentially be Certified in Progressive Counting (PC), assuming they have met the all certification requirements during the course.
  • Have all (12) EMDRIA CE hours needed for EMDR Certification (for those who have previously completed EMDR training).
  • Receive 59 CEs

Continuing education: Review the information regarding continuing education here. It is important to check with your state board to verify your requirements. Continuing education hours are not available for consultation time, reading requirements, or prerequisites.


Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, Rebecca Chapman, PsyD, Annie Monaco, LCSW-R, Nicole Rizzo-Wolasz, LCSW-R, Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW-R, RPT

Text books (included):

Upcoming Trainings

Certificate Program – beginning August 26, 2024 – Live Online

Summer 2024 - Spring 2025, ONLINE

August 26 - August 30, October 7 - 9, December 3 - 4, 2024 & March 3 - 4, May 5 - 6, 2025.

Instructor: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD and staff.

$2050, early bird rate $1850 through July 26. Price includes CEs.

Registration closes on August 22.

To arrange a certificate training program for your group, contact the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute.

Enrollment is limited to 36 participants.

A note about the cost of training: We are teaching advanced clinical skills and we want to make sure that you get it. For this reason, we are committed to a high instructor:participant ratio (1:12 or better during practicums). This allows us to directly supervise each participant during the many practice exercises. We also provide each participant with text books and extensive handouts. We do our best to keep your cost down, but a high quality experience does cost more. We think it’s worth it.

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.

Returns Policy: Our returns policy can be found here.

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

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