9-month program, 14 contact days
For mental health professionals (and advanced graduate students)
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.
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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.
Participants will be able to:
Credentials Earned. Participants must attend all meetings and meet other requirements (such as bringing in videos of sessions). Those who complete this program will:
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):
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 email@example.com.
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.
Questions: If you have any questions about this training, please contact our trainings department at firstname.lastname@example.org.