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Intensive Trauma Therapy Training for Therapists

Intensive Trauma-Focused Therapy

Intensive Trauma-Focused Therapy

Learn how to provide

intensive trauma-focused therapy!

29.5 CEs, 12 EMDRIA CEs

Only for therapists already trained in EMDR or PC.

This workshop will outline the potential benefits and pitfalls of intensive trauma-focused therapy, review the research, and teach, in detail, how to do it. Participants must already be trained in EMDR or PC, and no modifications of those treatment protocols are proposed. Rather, the focus is on how to sequence the various types of interventions that are normally done over the course of trauma-informed treatment, how to manage certain types of clinical issues, and how to manage the business aspect. Participants will learn the step-by-step system for implementing intensive trauma-focused therapy, and will conduct guided/supervised intensive trauma-focused therapy with one another.

This is in part an EMDR/PC “refresher” course, and especially those participants who were initially trained in EMDR or PC by the Trauma Institute will find much of the material familiar. Past participants in this Intensive workshop have consistently said that they found this helpful for mastering the finer points.

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, many individuals have reported that their participation led to facing personal issues.

This is an intensive experience, so participants are encouraged to avoid scheduling other things in the evenings, so they can practice self-care and get the most out of the training.  Full documentation can be found here and the daily agenda can be found here.

Participants will be able to:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive trauma-informed treatment plan.
  • Problem-solve a challenging case using the trauma treatment framework.
  • implement the set of procedures required to provide intensive trauma-focused therapy to clients.

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.

Instructor: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD and faculty

Who May Attend: This is an advanced workshop for mental health professionals who are already trained in EMDR or PC. Also, participants must be able to engage in extensive EMDR or PC, in the client role, without undue risk of destabilization. If you have any question about your eligibility, please contact the instructor.

Intensives Certification

This training will qualify as the first step towards Certification in Intensive Trauma-Focused Therapy.

Enrollment is limited to 24 people.
Participants will be accepted on a first-come basis.

Upcoming Trainings

If these dates don’t work for you: E-mail us to be notified of additional dates.

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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